Now for the purse tutorial everyone has been asking about. The watermelon purses were a major hit at the party and provided guests with both a fun craft and the perfect little container to put their party favors in. The secret to these purses is actually in its materials. They were made out of Chinet’s Classic White Paper Plates! You know those really sturdy ones. I am obsessed with them. Here is how I turned your everyday plate into a purse:

DIY Chinet Watermelon Purse Tutorial by Love The Day DIY Chinet Watermelon Purse Tutorial by Love The Day
1. Cut either a Round or Oval Classic White Chine Paper plate in half. Make sure that it is straight down the center.

2. Paint the back of the plates red and green with acrylic paint. Paint the inside or base of the plate red and the outside rim  green.

3. Using a hot glue gun, glue the two sides together (painted sides outward).
4. When the glue has cooled, paint the inner lip of the glued plates green.

5. DOWNLOAD free watermelon seed template, print and cut out the seed (watermelon decals included just for fun).

6. Trace the watermelon seeds with a pencil on the purse.
DIY Chinet Watermelon Purse Tutorial by Love The Day
7. Fill in traced seed with a Sharpie Marker.

8. Using a drill with a small bit, drill holes into each side of the purse.

9. String ribbon through the holes and tie.
DIY Chinet Watermelon Purse Tutorial by Love The Day



I am a wife of one, mother of two and a graphic designer who loves to throw and style parties. There is nothing I love more than to find unique and creative ways to celebrate the most important days in our lives. Whether it be through printable products or creative diy decorations, I try to find ways to make parties memorable so others can Love The Day.

  • Glory/ Glorious Treats

    Such a fun idea!!

  • paper plates

    That would be a great fun….Cannot believe how cute & simple this is. Thanks for posting.

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    such a cute idea. love it :)