How to Spray Paint Artificial Flowers

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Things You'll Need

  • Bundles of artificial flowers

  • Painters cloth or newspaper

  • Spray paint

  • Baby wipes or damp towel


Use baby wipes to remove any paint from your skin.


Spray paint could splash onto everything in your surroundings.

Flowers are a beautiful way to decorate any space, whether it's a home, office, garden or final resting place. Unfortunately, live flowers wilt and die quickly. Silk or fabric flowers are the next option, but if you use these flowers for an extended period, they may begin to discolor and look less vibrant. However, if your artificial flowers are no longer suiting your needs, you can bring them back to life with spray paint.

Step 1

Buy your artificial flowers from a discount or secondhand store. The most common types are plastic, fabric and silk. Select material based on the intended use of your flowers.

Step 2

Find a comfortable spot outside your home as a work station to keep the paint fumes from harming your respiratory system. Wear a hospital mask to protect your nose, and gloves to protect your skin.

Step 3

Place newspaper or a painters cloth on the floor or on top of your work station. Work with one bundle of flowers at a time. Remove the flowers from the stems of the bundle. Place the flowers side by side on the work station.

Step 4

Hold the spray paint 6 to 8 inches above the flowers and spray the paint evenly amongst the petals. Let the flowers dry, add acrylic gloss spray to individual flowers, saturate the petals with a double coat, and let dry. Replace the dried flowers onto the original stems.

Step 5

Embellish the leaves and petals of the flowers with gold leaf paint. Use a glue gun to add the look of dew drops on artificial roses. With the tip of the glue gun, gently press a round drop of glue on several petals, but drag the glue down the side of at least one petal to give the appearance of dripping water.

Step 6

Arrange the flowers. Spray the arrangement with scented perfume or potpourri scent.

Nicola Bryant-Ballard

Nicola Bryant, a professional writer since 2000, is owner and operator of Consult Medley Publishing. She oversees digital representations of art, web content and social media campaigns and has published articles for newspapers, company newsletters and promotional marketing pieces. Bryant studied business administration at Southern University A & M.