Polymer Clay Watermelon Earrings DIY

by MyVian
5 Materials
1 Hour

Looking for a fun summer accessory? These watermelon earrings look good enough to eat! Follow along with this tutorial for easy step-by-step instructions on how to make watermelon earrings from polymer clay.

Tools and materials:

  • Polymer clay: Light green, dark green, black, 3 shades of pinkish-red
  • Translucent polymer clay
  • White acrylic paint
  • Acrylic roller
  • Knife
  • Disposable gloves
Clay watermelon earrings


Cut three large pieces of the translucent clay and mix each one with one of the shades of red clay. The translucent clay will give your watermelon a “fleshy” appearance. 

Make watermelon earrings


With your knife, chop each of the red shades into small pieces. 

How to make watermelon earrings

Add paint and mix

Add a few drops of paint to the pile of red clay pieces. Use the knife to continue chopping the clay into even smaller bits, while mixing the paint in at the same time. 

DIY watermelon earrings


Once the paint is evenly distributed, roll the clay into a short, wide cylinder. 

Polymer clay watermelon earrings

Roll and cut

Use the acrylic roller to roll the light green clay into a long, flat rectangle. It should be long enough to cover the sides of the cylinder. Trim the sides and ends of the rectangle so they are all straight edges, and the rectangle is equal in length to the cylinder.

Easy watermelon earrings


Roll the green rectangle around the cylinder, and trim the rectangle so the ends just meet. Gently press the roll so the colors stay together, and smooth out the seam with your finger. 

Simple watermelon earrings


Repeat the process using the dark green clay. 


Leave your roll to harden in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.


Cut the roll into 5 mm (slightly less than ¼ inch) slices.

Add seeds

Cut tiny pieces of black clay and apply them to one side of the watermelon. 


Gently roll the watermelon to help the seeds stay attached. 

Repeat and roll

Add seeds and roll the second side, as well. Once both sides have seeds, use the acrylic roller to flatten the watermelon to 2-3 mm thick. 


Finally, cut each circle in half. 

Once they’re dry, you can attach hooks, and you have adorable watermelon earrings. 

Suggested materials:
  • Polymer clay
  • Translucent polymer clay
  • Acrylic roller
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