DIY Food Tent by Champagne and Sugarplums
Summer Long Weekends

Fabulous Fruits of Summer Food Tent for Summer Long Weekends

Summer is all about outdoor entertaining. When you prep for a summer long weekend BBQ, we’ve got a must have holiday accessory for a perfect patio party. Summer equals eating outdoors and eating outdoors means summer bugs. Nothing ruins a beautiful salad quite like a bug climbing all over it. The answer – food tents. And not just any food tent, pop this fabulous fruits of summer food tent over any dish and become the ultimate patio party host!

Collage of summer food tent with an embroidered pineapple, orange, watermelon and strawberry by Champagne and Sugarplums

What you’ll need:
  • Plain food tent
  • Embroidery threads
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Marker
How to embroider the boy of a pineapple by Champagne and Sugarplums

We’ll start with the pineapple. You’ll need yellow, brown and green thread. Start by combining two threads each of brown and yellow. Use a marker to lightly draw a pineapple onto the mesh. Then tie the threads to the mesh and loop it back and forth, creating lines and following the path of your drawing.

How to add embroidered leaves to a pineapple by Champagne and Sugarplums

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Add a single brown thread in a criss-cross pattern over top of the pineapple. Add a some green leaves by sewing random lines on the top of the pineapple, stating wide and then narrowing at the top.

How to embroider a watermelon by Champagne and Sugarplums

Next is the watermelon. Start in a similar manner to the pineapple, drawing a triangle this time. Cover the curved triangle with a mix of pink and red threads.

Adding a rind and seeds to an embroidered watermelon by Champagne and Sugarplums

Add a green rind and then some black seeds. Make the seeds by sewing 4 or 5 tight lines close together in a few places over the melon slice.

An embroidered orange on net by Champagne and Sugarplums

An orange slice is next. Draw a semi-circle with four sections inside. Cover the inside triangles with a light orange thread and then add a dark orange rind around the outside.

An embroidered strawberry on net by Champagne and Sugarplums

The strawberry is similar to the pineapple. Use red thread to create the berry, then add green leaves and small yellow seeds.

A summer food tent with embroidered fruits on a picnic table by Champagne and Sugarplums
A summer food tent with embroidered fruits on a picnic table by Champagne and Sugarplums

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A summer food tent with embroidered fruits on a picnic table by Champagne and Sugarplums

Enjoy your new summer food tent and happy crafting!

If you’re looking for more amazing summer long weekend projects certainly check out our Sea Glass Bottles for a fabulous patio DIY centrepiece.

Happy Long Weekend from Champagne and Sugarplums