Come mid Spring and all my mind can focus on is the gorgeous blooming flowers outside. One of the show stopping ones that seems to be a widely popular one is the Peony… and can you blame it? Big beautiful petals in lovely cheery color, ah! Today I’m sharing my version of a Mini Peony Painted Bag so we can keep peonies around longer.
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*note I used two different sizes of muslin bags*
Last year I created Mini Watermelon Bags and they were CRAZY popular! So in keeping with a similar more abstract feeling, I hand painted these bags… but I’m here today to give you step by step directions on how you can make them, too!
I like using the 1/3 rule when it comes to painting. So, starting in the lower lefthand corner, paint in your lightest pink a circular shape. Note, don’t make anything perfect for this abstract look.
Keep layering different shades of pink on your flower. I recommend going from the lightest colors to the darkest. Keep the lighter colors on the upper side of the flower and use the darker colors for the bottom portion. This helps give dimension and shade your flower appropriately.
For the leaves, I used three shades of green and kept with the darkest color on bottom and lightest color on the top.
I think in total I used 8+ shades of pink and orange for these mini peony bags… but I was excitable and just kept adding more! You could certainly use less and still get the same lovely look.
I love these little bags and think they would be perfect to send home as gifts filled with goodies! I’m already secretly planning little teacher gifts with these.
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