I love Orchids, but I can never find the color I want in the store.
I decided to try something new and bought a white orchid and changed the color with one simple step and it came out beautiful.
Here’s how I created my own painted orchids.
I was in the thirst store and found this silk orchid for half off. A bargain for $4.50.
Although I didn’t want a white one my creative brain started thinking and I came up with a simple way to change the color.
If you’ve been to Home Goods or and other retail stores you know that a plant like this sells for about $30.00.
I removed all the flowers to make them easier to work with. They were easy to put back on.
I mixed up some left-over paint I had from another project and adding some magic power to it to make chalk paint.
You will only need about ¼ cup of paint or less. It goes a long way. I also added extra water to the paint to thin it down.
The good news is, I only had to paint one side because it bleeds through.
It was so easy. All I did was paint each petal and let them dry for about 15 minutes.
If you have never made your own chalk paint, I have a surprise for you.
You can learn how to make your own HERE and save a ton of money.
I was pleasantly surprised at how beautifully this painted orchid came out.
Of course, I had to paint this ugly vase. I found this pretty blue paint in my supply chest to give it a little pop. The brown just didn’t cut it.
Now I have a pretty coral orchid in a colorful blue pot that matches the colors in my house.
I love thrift shopping. What about you? What is the best find you ever came across?
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Cheryl Phan on Jul 31, 2021
Hi Linda: Thank you so much for the resin. Glad you enjoyed it. I also have a blog with tons of great projects you might be interested in. Here's the link; https://www.subscribepage.com/diy-projects. I'll check out your page as well. Looks interesting.
BTW I have a free FB group with close to 1000 craft women in there if you would like to join us, hope to see you there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AskCherylPhan/
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