DIY Spice Art


Is it getting hot in here or is it just the colors (and flavors) of this DIY artwork? We’ve been having a lot of fun in our Virtual Makeover series challenging the homeowners to make art with unconventional items. A little exercise in Creative Weirdness, if you will. 

This time, I thought it would be yummy to switch out traditional paints for highly pigmented spices and ingredients found in most kitchens! Read on for the supplies and steps! 

Prep It:

Watercolor paper
Hot water
Vibrant spices (turmeric, cayenne, paprika, coriander, cinnamon, dark roast coffee, etc.)

Fair warning, this project can get a little messy! Make sure you put something down to protect your workspace.

Do It!:

  1. Mix together the hot water and spices in different containers. You will need to stir a bit to make sure it comes together and doesn’t clump or separate.
  2. When your spicy, colorful mixtures are ready, use them like paint to paint an abstract design onto a piece of watercolor paper.
  3. Let your painting dry, and gently brush off any powdery residue from the paper before framing and hanging!


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