When you are planning to throw a party and want do decorate with something beautiful and unexpected, consider making some carved watermelon lanterns. When lit from inside in low light condition, they’ll add a mysterious aura of beauty and elegance to your event. Look over this whole article to see the most amazing example of art on a watermelon lantern.
Here are a few watermelon lanterns before they were lit from inside, that were carved by Ernesto Alvarez. Scroll down to see how lovely they are once lights are added inside.
Click here to find the pattern that Ernesto used for the Peacock carving above.
Customize Your Watermelon Lanterns with Words or Letters to fit your Event.
Our video lessons, Carving Letters and Words, teaches how to make custom patterns and various ways to carve words onto watermelons. Our Pattern Transfer Fabric and Thai Pro Knife are excellent tools for carving letters and words.
You can use Halloween Patterns to Carve Watermelons.
Detailed Art Watermelon Lantern
Oliver Tanner created this awesome watermelon lantern with one of Normal Rockwell’s beloved illustrations.
If you want to learn how to create a carving pattern from a photo or piece of art like the Norman Rockwell image pictured above, you will learn how in our Portrait Carving Course. In our Portrait Carving Course, you’ll also learn how to effectively light your carvings from within.
Make Your Own Watermelon Lanterns
These types of watermelon lanterns can be a beautiful addition to any celebration. They’d be great for weddings, birthdays, and more. Just change the images to fit your theme.
Once you find a design or pattern that you want to use, print it onto our Pattern Transfer Fabric, stick it onto your watermelon, and you are ready to carve. It’s the fastest, easiest way to transfer patterns onto your watermelons. And, you’ll find it much easier to effectively carve a beautiful pattern. You’ll find our time-saving Pattern Transfer Fabric in our online shop. When you scroll down our product page for our Pattern Transfer Fabric, you’ll see a video showing how easy it is to use.
The best knife to use for this type of carving is our Thai Pro Knife or our Thai Style Dual Blade knife. If you already have our Kom Kom 3 knife set, the small fruit carving knife in that set will also get the job done.
We ship all of our tools from Kansas the next business day after you order. Your order will usually arrive in just a few days to most destination within the USA.
Links to Example Patterns
Here are a few links that will take you to pages of pattern ideas similar to those carved into watermelon lanterns on this page.
Elegant Peacock shown in this article
You will also find ready-to-print-and-carve patterns for weddings and holidays in the pattern section of our online shop.
Don’t forget to get some of our Pattern Transfer Fabric to make carving faster, easier, and more precise.
Thank you to the Artists
Thank you to Ernesto Alvarez and Oliver Tanner for sharing their photos of their wonderful watermelon lanterns.