Squeeze the Day Summer Decor

Lemons are such a fun way to decorate for summer! Here’s a quick and easy little project you can create using a blank ornament and Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers. It’s perfect for hanging in the kitchen, or anywhere you like. You can also make a larger version for the wall or the front door by using a large wooden circle instead! Here’s how to create your own.

You’ll need:

round ceramic or wooden ornament

Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers (dark and light yellow)

Tombow MONO Twin Marker

White paint and small paintbrush

Coordinating ribbon & scissors (optional)




Step 1: Draw a dark yellow line across the center of the ornament, then draw four rounded triangles in the bottom half.
Color these in with your darker yellow marker.

Step 2: Color the edge of the bottom half of the ornament dark yellow.

Step 3: Color in between the triangles with light yellow.

Step 4: Use a fine tip black marker to outline the lemon slice and each triangle.
Also, add a few little  seeds at the top.

Step 5: Use white paint to create highlight lines in each triangle.

Step 6: Write a message in the top half.
I used Faux Calligraphy to write, “squeeze,” then printed, “the day.” For a super quick and easy tutorial on faux calligraphy, check out this post.

Step 7: Tie coordinating ribbon on the hanger.

For a quick video view of the process, check out this Instagram Reel!

You can make your own variations of this project too, using the same technique, but green or orange markers to create limes and oranges in addition to lemons. Feel free to use your favorite punny sayings, or write anything you like! If you try this project, I’d love to see what you create! Make sure you’re part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group, where you can participate in our weekly show and tell thread to share your creations. Hope to see you there.

Image is a round, flat white ornament where the bottom half is painted to look like a lemon slice. The words, "Squeeze the day," are written in the top half with black marker. It sits on a white background, next to yellow and black markers.

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