Paint flowers in under 15 minutes? Even if you ‘can’t’ paint? Yep! I’ve got a foolproof, no-fail, technique . . . Dipdot Flowers!
Okay, so it’s not my own idea. When I spied the Landee’s dipdot easter eggs yesterday it got my mind whirring. Plus, my friends at Expect Moore and The Country Chic Cottage invited me to join their Crafty Quickies party this week, which is 15 minute projects.
Of course I had to paint something. And it’s Spring. So that means flowers, right? Now, I believe there are all kinds of flowers we could paint in 15 minutes or less, but here’s the question – do you believe YOU can paint flowers in 15 minutes? Read this little ‘tutorial’ and I think you’ll agree . . .
Anyone can paint dipdot flowers!
So what is a dipdot flower? Simple – dip the end of a paintbrush into paint. . .
. . . and make dots.
Dot five or so in a circle and you have a dipdot flower. Easy, huh?
Now, these are cute for Easter eggs and other projects, but can’t we get a little more creative with our dots?
Instead of a circle, ‘dot’ a line. These could be delphinium, foxglove, hollyhocks, or whatever other tall flower you can think of.
My lilac bushes are blooming so I tried a cluster too. Or they could even be grapes?
Are you with me so far? How about adding another color?
Close up it looks a little messy but from a distance two paint colors add a little bit of dimension to a very simple paint technique.
You don’t have to use a paint brush. If you have a stylus you can make smaller dots. Look around and see what else you can use. This is great for kids too, by the way. They’ll love making dip dots into all sorts of patterns.
Butterflies, caterpillars and a . . . blob! A blob that was going to be a bumblebee but I didn’t grab the black paint.
Okay, so you see how absolutely simple dipdot flowers are, right? And, yes, you can totally make a bunch in under 15 minutes. Just keep in mind they’ll take a while to dry. (That’s a hint for homeschool teachers and any inpatient types like me!)
Let’s see how you can make a dipdot flower garden now. It’s super easy.
I chose a glass votive holder for my ‘garden’ so I used Martha Stewart paint by Plaid Crafts. If you’ve been here before you know I love this multi surface paint because it works on nearly every surface! I don’t need to buy special paints for glass any more.
Before you paint on glass, clean it thoroughly with rubbing alcohol and let it dry.
Then take a larger bristle brush (about 3/4 inch) and paint some ‘grass’ on the bottom of the votive.
Let it dry. Completely.
Or this happens.
I know better. I truly do. But I was timing myself for 15 minutes and . . . I got paint gummies. No worries though. After the paint dries thoroughly *ahem* you can wipe the gummies off and paint over the bare spots.
Then paint a few ‘stems’ of varying lengths.
And dot your garden!
Tall flowers, posies and little dots here and there make a pretty little garden. In under 15 minutes!
Drop in a tea light or votive and you have a pretty little present for Easter, Mother’s Day . . . or yourself! You deserve it, right?
You can also dipdot bunnies and chicks in less than 15 minutes! Maybe paint some bunnies, chicks and flowers, huh?!?
Don’t forget to check out some other 15 minute Crafty Quickies, ok? I’ll see you over there!
What are your favorite Spring flowers? Have you painted them?
I’d love to see them!