Do you love watercolor and creating your d0-it-yourself projects? In today’s post we’ll be looking at 25 DIY Art Projects You Can Make With Watercolors at home. Ranging from Watercolor Bags, Clothing to Stationery and Cards.
Did you know these watercolor facts?
1)  Watercolour paint is a mix of pigment (natural or synthetic) and gum Arabic, a natural ‘glue’ made from the sap of the Acacia tree.2)  Watercolours are transparent, although there is a slight opacity to some of them.

3)  White (opaque) paint is never used in traditional (known as ‘pure’) watercolour painting. To lighten colours add more water, for white just leave the paper unpainted.

4)  There IS a type of watercolour that is opaque, it is known as Gouache or ‘Designers Gouache’ as it used to be used for hand painting advertisements, before computers. Although it can be intermixed with transparent watercolours, as can many other media, Gouache is considered a separate medium.

5)  Most manufacturers offer two ranges of watercolours, called ‘Artist’s’ and ‘Students’; Artist’s paints are the finest quality, Students are a lower quality, often containing bulking agents and fillers.

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These DIY Art Projects are perfect if you’re looking to be more creative and get some watercolor inspiration happening! Which one is your favourite? Personally I love the the DIY Watercolor Clutch Bag!

Geometric Watercolor Painting

Geometric Watercolor Painting

Blend the colors + connect the dots = Instant line art. Instructions here.

 Printable Watercolor Gift Boxes

Printable Watercolor Gift Boxes

To start, find the free printables here. Then top them off with…

 Watercolor Dip Dyed Bakers String

#WatercolorOnWatercolor. Instructions here.

Striped Watercolor Bunting

Striped Watercolor Bunting

Instructions here.

Literary Watercolor Garland

An adorable way to upcycle old books, and simple enough for kids to pitch in too.Instructions here. (Stick with a certain color scheme — like orange and black, or red and green — for easy holiday decor.)

Step-by-Step Watercolor Florals

This versatile design would work well on notecards, place-settings, or even as a print on its own. Find detailed instructions on how to create flowers and blend hueshere.

Ombre Watercolor Shoes

So bright, so right. Just start with plain white canvas sneakers or slip-ons.Instructions here.

Watercolor-Inspired Throw Pillow

Just about any design works here: Sharpie ink is smudged with rubbing alcohol and then set with heat for an (insanely simple) watercolor-esque result. Instructions here.

DIY Watercolor Paper Flowers

DIY Watercolor Paper Flowers

Fair warning that these are pretty involved — you’re cutting and painting petal by petal — but the end result is lovely. (And it won’t wilt after a day!) Instructions here.

18. Watercolor Sugar Cookies

Watercolor Sugar Cookies

Because the only thing better than a blank canvas is an edible one. Instructions here.

Minimalist Thank You Cards

Find instructions and lettering tips here. (Also: With this and most other items on this list, you’ll want to use to use a thicker paper — ideally watercolor paper, butcardstock works too — for the best results.)

Watercolor Gift Tags

This blogger used tiny alphabet stamps to dress up each tag, but writing notes by hand is an even more personal touch. More here.

Chevron Wall Print

One of the best things about painting with watercolors? Mistakes don’t really matter. The end result usually looks best after you 1) decide on some complementary colors, and 2) blend and match everything. But other than that, there aren’t a ton of rules to follow. (And this canvas print is a great starter project.)

Watercolor Mug

This version actually uses nail polish for an easy, watercolor-inspired look.Instructions here. (Alternatively, you can also find paint-specific instructions here.)

Watercolor Desk Calendar

Watercolor Desk Calendar

Completely fool-proof: Just add a streak of color, and you’re good to go. Find the free calendar printable here.

Fall-Inspired Watercolor Resist Art

Fall-Inspired Watercolor Resist Art

An activity for the whole family: Outlines of shapes are traced with a hot glue gun (thanks to mom or dad!), then kids get creative and color everything in. Instructions here.

Or Resist Art: Crayola Edition

This one swaps the hot glue gun for a white crayon — which you can use to trace a favorite quote, lyric, or design. Instructions here.

Watercolor Clock

Quite possibly the prettiest way to liven up a plain wooden clockface. (This technique would also work well on just about any sort of wood base.) Instructions here.