Watercolor Flowers

Spring is giving me exactly the creative inspiration I’ve been craving all winter long. From moss-covered wreaths to colorful vases full of blooming flowers… I just love this new season!

And if I’m being totally honest with you, I’ve been super busy lately working behind-the-scenes on tons of projects that I cannot WAIT to show you. Big gallery walls, furniture transformations, awesome inexpensive artwork… so many fun house updates coming soon!

So while I’m knee-deep in paint and sawdust, I figured I would show you a simple little tutorial today on how you can enjoy gorgeous flowers in your home all year long… NO watering or maintenance required! While these Watercolor Flowers aren’t real, they add plenty of beauty and color and will last a lifetime.

Follow these simple steps to create beautiful Watercolor Flowers - the perfect way to enjoy flowers year-round with no maintenance! | LoveGrowsWild.com

Supplies:
watercolor paint
paint brush
paper
scissors
brown floral wire
brown floral tape
hot glue gun & hot glue

1. Start by cutting paper into rectangles about 4″ x 3″ in size. I used the Tattered Angels Pure Mistable Papers in Boucle White and Boucle Cream. They take color extremely well and a great quality to work with.

2. Rip each paper into a petal shape by hand to give it a natural look. Don’t worry about being perfect… the rough, uneven look just adds to the flower’s beauty!

3. Paint each petal with your watercolors, fading the color from one end to the other for an ombre effect. Let the petals dry.

Follow these simple steps to create beautiful Watercolor Flowers - the perfect way to enjoy flowers year-round with no maintenance! | LoveGrowsWild.com

4. Cut a piece of brown floral wire for your flower stem. Make a small tear on one end of a petal and slide the floral wire between the tear. Secure the torn edges with a bit of hot glue or tape. Continue adding petals, staggering them as your go, until your flower looks full. Wrap the bottom of the flower with floral tape to hold it in place on the flower stem.

Follow these simple steps to create beautiful Watercolor Flowers - the perfect way to enjoy flowers year-round with no maintenance! | LoveGrowsWild.com

5. Crinkle and bend the flower petals a bit until they have a natural, relaxed look. Roll a small piece of dark paper into a ball and hot glue it to the center of each flower, over the floral wire.

Follow these simple steps to create beautiful Watercolor Flowers - the perfect way to enjoy flowers year-round with no maintenance! | LoveGrowsWild.com

Add your beautiful watercolor flowers to a vase or mason jar, and enjoy!

Follow these simple steps to create beautiful Watercolor Flowers - the perfect way to enjoy flowers year-round with no maintenance! | LoveGrowsWild.com

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More project ideas:

Use recycled bottles and a bit of fabric to create beautiful spring vases! A gorgeous way to display those spring flowers! | LoveGrowsWild.com

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Thanks to Canvas Corp and Craftistas for the papers to work with!

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Comments

  1. Love this, I’m gonna give it a shot to add some color to my kitchen!

    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. So adorable and fresh! Pinned! <3 Can't wait for you to show the new projects! :)

  3. Wow! Those are gorgeous!!! So very real and life like…it is hard to believe they are paper :-)

  4. I can’t believe how easy the steps seem this. Truly a work of art my friend!

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Thank you, Misty!! They were so simple to make, and I love the look of the watercolors. So glad you could stop by!

  5. These are so pretty! Love them, pinned :)

  6. I love your watercolor flowers! So beautiful.

  7. JaneEllen says:

    How absolutely beautiful. Love these and look like maybe I could make them look pretty too. Your tutorial is very helpful. If I can’t get that paper you mentioned could I use watercolor paper, not too heavy a weight? I have watercolor paper, use to back my paper pieces on banner/garland.
    I’d love to make your other projects you showed also, so pretty. You have been a busy gal. Good for you. It’s getting warmer here so I can work out on back deck sanding,painting, getting couple pieces or two ready to sell. Bought couple end tables in Fall so want to get them fixed up, hope I can do good job so I can make little extra money. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to. Think I’m subscribed to your blog but just in case I’ll subscribe again. Happy Spring

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Thank you so much, JaneEllen! I think watercolor paper would work just fine, as long as it’s not too heavy. You want to be able to easily bend and wrinkle the paper to give it a more natural look. Sounds like you’ll have a busy spring of projects! I love this time of year when you can get outside again to work on things! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  8. these are just gorgeous.

  9. Love these. I’ve got a craving to make some now. I mean NOW. And it’s 10:14 pm. Guess I will have to wait!

  10. I really love these flowers. I have a fondness of paper flowers and it is a bonus that they wont wilt. The watercolor paint adds a beautiful touch.

  11. JaneEllen says:

    I’ll have to get some of that mistable paper I guess but will try it with card stock or watercolor til I can get paper you used. Beautiful project, so soft looking. How did you know how to make them? Happy Spring and Easter.

    • Liz Fourez says:

      That will work great, JaneEllen! There are plenty of papers out there that would work great for this project, and the more flexible they are, the more natural your petals will look. Have fun playing with them!

  12. Thank you so much for sharing. They look so delicate. Off to the store to get some paint and paper

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