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Some Like It Hot (Pink): DIY Painted Flowers

Some Like It Hot (Pink): DIY Painted Flowers

Valentine’s Day may have just passed, but you can still add a bit of romantic pink to your space anytime of the year.

We were charmed by how easily stylist Sania Pell transformed a few small sprigs of flowers and berries from her garden in London into neon pops of color. All you need to create your own is a few simple materials (see below). For step-by-step instructions, see Sania Pell.

For more DIY ideas, visit Gardenista.

Above: In addition to a few specimens from your garden, you’ll need: neon-colored acrylic paint, small pieces of felt in a matching color, glue, scissors, and a paintbrush. You can mount the finished flowers on heavy cardstock or other paper.

Above: “Painting is easiest on pale flowers like the white hydrangea but darker colored flowers and berries work too, they just need a couple of coats of paint,” says Ms. Pell.

Above: These flowers are sure to brighten anyone’s day.

For more romantic visual escapes, learn about endangered roses and growing your own wedding flowers on Gardenista.

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Gardenista is a one-stop sourcebook for cultivated living, a guide to outdoor design and gardening. Helmed by former New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista features inspiration, garden visits, and advice for all things outdoor living, from patios and peonies, to tables and terraces. Gardens matter, and Gardenista celebrates tomatoes on the fire escape as much as rolling acres of green.


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1:31AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Thanks for sharing

8:53PM PST on Feb 22, 2013


8:11AM PST on Feb 22, 2013

very pretty!

9:04PM PST on Feb 21, 2013


12:29PM PST on Feb 21, 2013

Very creative and effective ideas. Thank you.

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5:20PM PST on Feb 19, 2013

Beautiful! Thank You

11:39AM PST on Feb 19, 2013

Thanks, but I like plants in their natural colors.
Creative idea though:).

3:05AM PST on Feb 19, 2013


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