Thursday, February 26, 2015

DIY Project | Painted Hydrangeas

I am partial to fresh flowers. Any room lights up when embellished with a bunch of fresh cut flowers. However, during the winter months, "fleurs sont cheres"! The price are unreasonable. What do I do? I paint them instead!

Hydrangeas are sturdy varieties that can withstand spray paints. Like these bunch I got from a friend's front yard. I cut them in December when the bush were already brown but the flowers were still intact. I simply placed the dry hydrangea in an empty vase in the kitchen to let them dry some more. 

To paint the flowers, I used Krylon spray paint in Pistachio and Citrus Green and an empty box to prevent splattering of paint. I did this project outdoor because of the strong smell of the spray paint.

I first covered all the surface of the flowers {now light brown after drying} with Pistachio green. Let it dry completely in the garage, overnight if possible. Then I prayed Citrus Green randomly to create a colour contrast and mimic the colours of fresh hydrangeas. Let it dry completely.

Here's the before and after photos:

These painted flowers brighten up any room when the days are short and cold without breaking the bank!

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1 comment:

Thank you for your sweet words.

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