18 Easy DIY Art Projects You Can Make With Watercolors
Let's paint the town. (In dreamy watercolors, preferably.)
Start by making your own watercolors with five simple ingredients.
3. Chevron Wall Print
One of the best things about painting with watercolors? Mistakes don't really matter. The end result usually looks best after you 1) decide on some complementary colors, and 2) blend and match everything. But other than that, there aren't a ton of rules to follow. (And this canvas print is a great starter project.)
5. Watercolor Desk Calendar
6. Fall-Inspired Watercolor Resist Art
7. Or Resist Art: Crayola Edition
This one swaps the hot glue gun for a white crayon — which you can use to trace a favorite quote, lyric, or design. Instructions here.
9. Geometric Watercolor Painting
10. Printable Watercolor Gift Boxes
12. Striped Watercolor Bunting
13. Literary Watercolor Garland
An adorable way to upcycle old books, and simple enough for kids to pitch in too. Instructions here. (Stick with a certain color scheme — like orange and black, or red and green — for easy holiday decor.)
14. Step-by-Step Watercolor Florals
This versatile design would work well on notecards, place-settings, or even as a print on its own. Find detailed instructions on how to create flowers and blend hues here.
15. Ombre Watercolor Shoes
So bright, so right. Just start with plain white canvas sneakers or slip-ons. Instructions here.
16. Watercolor-Inspired Throw Pillow
Just about any design works here: Sharpie ink is smudged with rubbing alcohol and then set with heat for an (insanely simple) watercolor-esque result. Instructions here.