• {It’s in the Details} Watercolor Dreams + A DIY

    I’ve always been a fan of watercolors.  In fact, I have a few displayed in my home.  Both my mother and mother-in-law watercolor paint (they took a class together!)  My mom even watercolored thank you cards that we used in our out-of-town bags for our wedding (yes, I hand wrote a thank you card for every.single.bag!)  And my husband and I collected watercolors from our favorite honeymoon spots in Italy.

    Despite my love of watercolor, I had never thought about translating that into a wedding detail – until now!

    {watercolor paper pretties}
    {DIY watercolor placecards}
    {photo and DIY via 100 Layer Cake}
    {watercolor cakes}
    {DIY watercolor favor tags}
    {watercolor dresses for the bride and bridesmaids}
    {watercolor place setting}
    {watercolor napkins}
    {DIY and photos via once wed}
    {DIY watercolor paperchain decor}
    {DIY and photos by oh happy day}
    {watercolor inspired florals}
    {DIY watercolor votives}
    {photo and DIY via once wed}
    That last idea is my favorite and is a super easy DIY.  All you need is a bunch of clear votives from your local craft store, dollar store, or Target, watercolor paints and a brush.  Oh, and water!  Just paint the inside of your votives whatever shades you want, let them dry, and put in a votive.  So cheap and easy, and super pretty!
    So tell me, what do you think of watercolor details?  Which is your favorite of the DIY ideas?  How genius are those watercolor votives!?
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    1. Posted Mar 12 at 6:43 am | Permalink

      Such a lovely idea!

    2. Posted Mar 12 at 8:21 am | Permalink

      Definitely a pretty post – watercolor is lovely!

    3. Posted Mar 13 at 5:44 am | Permalink

      love the watercolor dresses. chic with a bit of ‘attitude’. =)

    4. Rachael
      Posted Mar 15 at 7:31 am | Permalink

      I love the watercolor votives! I’m definitely going to try those for my wedding in October. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    5. Posted Mar 19 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

      Oooh, it’s like I’m stuck in a Monet and I don’t want to get out! 😀

    6. Posted Oct 27 at 10:56 am | Permalink

      I found the votive idea this afternoon – grabbed the grandkids watercolors and painted one to try it out. BEAUTIFUL!! Just bought a couple dozen clear holders at Goodwill – Christmas presents for the lovely ladies in my family! Thank you for the idea!!

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