Everyone loves a bouquet of fresh flowers, but they always wilt and die sooner than we’d like. The solution: spray painted flowers! This super simple tutorial from Oh Yay Studio will show you how to turn those dried florals into a permanently colorful flower arrangement with COLORSHOT! Grab your favorite dried foliage, some Tulip Fabric Dye, and a few cans of COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint and get ready for a splash of color that never fades!
Dried foliage and florals
Cookie sheet and wire rack
Various colors of COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint and Tulip Fabric Dye
Choose which colors you will be using for this project! Your COLORAHOT spray painted flowers will the more “solid” foliage, such as leaves, twigs, branches, and other sturdy foliage. Tulip Fabric Dye will be used on the fragile foliage such as grasses and delicate flowers.
Dissolve salt into water and transfer into spray bottle
Dissolve about 1 tablespoon of salt into 12 ounces of warm water and transfer into a spray bottle. While your salt water solution is cooling, prepare your foliage and sort them into what will be dyed and what will be sprayed. Lay your foliage onto a cookie sheet/wire rack combo to catch excess dye.
Apply dye to foliage
To dye foliage, lightly spray with salt water then sprinkle dye onto them. Don’t let the dye clump—a light coat of dye will do the trick! Spray with a little more salt water and allow to dry fully flat. Repeat for the other side of the foliage. If you accidentally apply too much dye, you may need to brush off or wipe away the excess.
Spray paint foliage
It’s finally time to spray paint flowers! Lay your foliage out in a well-ventilated area with a drop cloth to catch any overspray and begin spraying each piece with your desired COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint in slow, even strokes. Allow to dry completely.
Arrange and display your foliage
Once all of your foliage is completely dried, it’s time to put them on display! Have fun with the floral arrangement process and make the colorful spray painted flower bouquet of your dreams.
Will you be making a COLORSHOT spray painted flower bouquet to brighten up your home? Show us how creative you can get and tag us on social @MyColorshot!