Who doesn’t love hydrangeas? They are one of my favorite flowers and so I made some bubble wrap painted hydrangeas for a little spring cheer.
hydrangea- happy, rich, ful of life, it teaches us that where we’re planted matters.
When life hands you bubble wrap don’t you think hydrangeas? Okay, first you think…must….pop…the…bubbles!!! But then you think, hydrangeas!
I went to a Bible journaling class a few years ago and my friend, who does amazing stuff, showed bubble wrap painting. Honestly, I truly thought this would make a beautiful hydrangea, but it’s taken me a few years to actually try it.
As always, I love a good reuse project and projects that don’t take a ton of materials to make.
You can create this on so many items: a card, on a canvas, gift wrap, or a gift bag (like shown). Heck, as I type this I am wondering if chalk would work on it. If not, a chalk marker should.
See, so many ideas.
Let’s get creative and reuse that bubble wrap:
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- Spray ink, ink pad, and/or markers (2-3 different colors)
- Bubble wrap
- Two green markers, different shades
- Small paintbrush
- White craft paint
- Whatever item you are painting on (and some practice sheets)
- Take a section of the bubble wrap and twist in the middle so you have a round section to paint with. If you twist it in the middle, you will have a handle on one end and the other section to paint with.
- Using the darkest color of paint, spray the ink, dab the pad, or use a marker to apply onto the bubble wrap. I used the spray ink first in a dark blue. Notes – If you use the spray ink, make sure you hold it at a distance so the wrap doesn’t become too saturated. Apply it lightly. Make sure you have newspaper down to catch overspray or use it outside. It is best to do some practice runs with this so you have the amount you want.
- The next color I used was a lighter color blue; I used a marker.
- Grabbing another section of the bubble wrap, I colored the ink on to the wrap and then applied it to the next section.
- The last color I used, purple, was also used with a marker. Again, I took another section of bubble wrap and applied the color.
- With the tip of the back of a paintbrush, dip a small amount of white paint. Apply the tip onto the center of your bubbles as much as you like. I didn’t apply it to all of the circles…only some. Do as much as you like.
- Finally, I added some stems and leaves with 2 different colors of green markers.
Again, practice a little on some scrap paper to get the color and shape you are looking for. But, do remember art and nature have their own beauty and so each flower will be unique.
MORE SPRING FUN
This craft was super simple, and so much fun. Here are a few more projects we think you will enjoy:
- 15 Amazing Spring Upcycled Planters
- No-Sew Sock Bunny Easter Craft
- How to Make: Home Decor Rope Beehive (one of our top posts)
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