20 Watercolor-Inspired Tutorials for the Non-Artist

Watercolor is having a moment in the sun and I couldn’t be happier. As a life-long watercolor enthusiast, I can’t get enough of the flowing blend of colors from pastel to bold and bright. You might not be an artisté but that doesn’t mean you can’t jump on board with all things watercolor. Here are 20 easy step-by-step tutorials for lovely watercolor-filled projects. From fabric to party decor, artwork to jewelry and, of course, paper goods, your life will be awash in gorgeous flowy color!nggallery id=’126197′

  • Watercolor streamers 1 of 20
    Watercolor streamers
    Drape your ceiling in watercolor.
    Find the full tutorial at Dandee Designs.
  • Watercolor votives 2 of 20
    Watercolor votives
    What a pretty little gift for 20 of your friends.
    Find the full tutorial at Once Wed.
  • Watercolor Paper Chain Garland 3 of 20
    Watercolor Paper Chain Garland
    A fun project to share with the kiddos.
    Find the full tutorial at Oh Happy Day.
  • Watercolor Ombre Linen Napkins 4 of 20
    Watercolor Ombre Linen Napkins
    Make these gorgeous napkins for a special event of for every day.
    Find the full tutorial at Once Wed.
  • Watercolor Gift Tags 5 of 20
    Watercolor Gift Tags
    Little DIY watercolor tags add a whimsical handmade touch.
    Find the full tutorial at Ruffled Blog.
  • Watercolor Mirror 6 of 20
    Watercolor Mirror
    Add a splash of watercolor magic to a basic pocket mirror.
    Find the full tutorial at Ardor Blog.
  • Watercolor Confetti 7 of 20
    Watercolor Confetti
    Can't find the perfect color of confetti? Make your own.
    Find the full tutorial at Oh Happy Day.
  • Watercolor Notecards 8 of 20
    Watercolor Notecards
    Stationary with hand-painted appeal. No skill required.
    Find the full tutorial at Joy of All Crafts.
  • Watercolor Leaf Garland 9 of 20
    Watercolor Leaf Garland
    Wouldn't this be gorgeous draped on a Spring mantle?
    Find the full tutorial at Heather Bullard.
  • Dip Dye Ribbons 10 of 20
    Dip Dye Ribbons
    Step up your gifting game with hand dyed watercolor ribbon.
    Find the full tutorial at Ruffled Blog.
  • Watercolor wrapping paper 11 of 20
    Watercolor wrapping paper
    Now that your have the ribbon, make watercolor paper.
    Find the full tutorial at Gave That.
  • Watercolor Silhouette Art 12 of 20
    Watercolor Silhouette Art
    Here's my own contribution. This is easier than it looks!
    Find the full tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Watercolor Fabric 13 of 20
    Watercolor Fabric
    This is my favorite tutorial of the bunch. Make beautiful watercolor fabric.
    Find the full tutorial at The Girl Creative.
  • DIY Watercolor Paints 14 of 20
    DIY Watercolor Paints
    Ok, you're convinced but now you need watercolor paints. Make your own!
    Find the full tutorial at Lilac Silhouette.
  • Watercolor Invitations 15 of 20
    Watercolor Invitations
    Let your friends know how special they are with handmade invitations.
    Find the full tutorial at Glamour and Grace.
  • Watercolor Party Cups 16 of 20
    Watercolor Party Cups
    Remember when you had just PLAIN white cups at your last party. SHAME.
    Find the full tutorial at Love and Lace.
  • Watercolor Pinwheels 17 of 20
    Watercolor Pinwheels
    These March winds are perfect for pinwheel fun.
    Find the full tutorial at Fairy Dust Teaching.
  • Watercolor Animal Silhouette 18 of 20
    Watercolor Animal Silhouette
    Another technique for creating a beautiful animal silhouette.
    Find the full tutorial at The Lettered Set.
  • Watercolor Petal Necklace 19 of 20
    Watercolor Petal Necklace
    Save yourself a cool $450 with this chic DIY knock-off.
    Find the full tutorial at Studs and Pearls.
  • Watercolor Birth Announcement 20 of 20
    Watercolor Birth Announcement
    The announcements are gorgeous but more importantly, how rad is the name Hawk?
    Find the full tutorial at Studs and Pearls.

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