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Top 10 Decorative Painting Projects

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

April 25, 2011
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One of the top ten decorative painting projectsContributed by Marnely Rodriguez, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru

With the arrival of spring, what better way to embrace the flowers then to dedicate a decorative painting project to them!

The following are all easy to execute, and will bring colors and joy into your home!


10. “A Friend for Bambi”

One of the top ten decorative painting projects

A project that teaches you how to draw realistic fur on animals as well as tree barks, look for a small painting project, like this Bambi napkin holder. Anything this is practical or useful lets the artist take pride in accomplishing the painting project!

9. Herb box art

One of the top ten decorative painting projects

Spring is the time to grow and by decorating an herb box, you will have a practical and decorative home for your herbs. Plant herbs to use in the kitchen, as well as for decoration. Select a wooden box that is the right size for your window sill or patio and choose plants that fit without overcrowding.

8. Potted painted plants

One of the top ten decorative painting projects

Another functional spring time project, these will bring even more color into your life. How fun would it be to plant posies for the same patio, front steps or porch decorated with posies as well?

7. Wooden napkin holder

One of the top ten decorative painting projects

A napkin holder is great for your spring lunches. Decorate with garden themes, like rabbits, vegetables and flowers. Functionality and cute factor is one that will keep “popping” out to delight your guests.

6. Miniature canvases

One of the top ten decorative painting projects

Instead of undertaking a large painting this Spring, buy multiple small canvases – 6×6 or 8×8 is an easy size. Have your little ones be abstract and hand over only spring colors. Let your colors go wild on the canvas and then hang a grouping as the featured art on your walls. Spring is all about letting you imagination run wild with bright colors.

5. Spring banner

One of the top ten decorative painting projects

A colorful banner for your front porch or yard not only welcomes friends and family into your home, but Spring flowers as well! A fabric banner is a great project for all levels of artists, just purchase a long vinyl strip and get the creative juices flowing.

4. Flower power bag

One of the top ten decorative painting projects

Buy an inexpensive cloth bag and decorate with spring colors using fabric paint! The bright blossoms will turn heads with its amazing details and look much more personal than the standard-issue reusable carry bags you can buy at the grocery store. A great bag is the green way to carry groceries or garden tools in, everyone will want one, so buy extra blank bags.

3. Tole painting

One of the top ten decorative painting projects

Learn about Tole Painting. Spring is the perfect time to discover a new hobby and use your artistic skills in a fresh way. Tole Painting can be learned with easy instructions in a how-to book. Start decorating and having fun with projects you find at stores specializing in tole painting supplies.

2. Spring serving tray

One of the top ten decorative painting projects

A wooden serving tray decorated with spring motifs is perfect for bringing breakfast in bed to your loved ones. Brighten up their day and start the morning right by coating a tray in black or white acrylic paint and using intense colors to paint flowers on it!

1. Garden bunnies

One of the top ten decorative painting projects

A great addition to your garden that will brighten up your gardening duties and bring fun into your patch! Purchase clay or ceramic bunny ornaments from your local art store and “hop” into a fun painting project.

Enjoy decorating with friends and family! These projects are perfect for spring, so welcome the season with a smile and many colors!

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