Looking for weekend or staycation plans? We’re big fans of a stellar DIY, and one of our favorite decor trends at the moment is dreamy, ethereal watercolor. The technique can be applied to pretty much every and any project. Case in point? The 16 we’ve just brought your way. So strap on a smock and get your paint brush arsenal ready for these DIYs that are sure to have you hashtagging #iamcreative all weekend long.

1. Phrase Art: Get mouthy with some quippy artwork. Masking fluid is the secret ingredient for this phrase art. How great would a large-scale version for the wall look? (via A Beautiful Mess)

2. Watercolor Tattoos: Show off some sweet ink, even if only for a little while. These watercolor temporary tattoos are well suited for the 4th of July, but they are pretty enough to rock on every holiday. (via Persia Lou)

3. Watercolor Plates: You’d have to be crazy not to love these vivid plates. Anything you serve up on these will be an instant showstopper — even the last-minute, store-bought spread. (via Sugar & Charm)

4. Ombre Watercolor Shoes: DIY sneaker art is kind of our jam here at Brit HQ. This simple DIY requires watercolors and shoes that act as a blank canvas. Make a pair of these and you’ll always be walking on sunshine. (via Lovely Indeed)

5. Dip Dyed Stationery: These watercolor cards are the way to go. You can share your sentiments in the chicest manner possible when you mail these out to all your besties. (via Paper & Stitch)

6. Watercolor Mugs: Get abstract with these dreamy mugs. They are just the thing you need for your cozy Saturday ritual. (via Shan-Made)

7. Escort Cards: These nameplates are sweet as can be and super simple to make. Not the greatest at lettering? Sign up for our e-class to brush up on those penmanship skills! (via The Wedding Scoop)

8. Votives: Candles that are reminiscent of art classes past are exactly what your home decor is missing. Craft these quirky candle holders to brighten up any space. (via Once Wed)

9. Watercolor Sweatshirt: Chilly nights just got a whole lot better. This simple-to-craft sweatshirt is a great project to enjoy on the colder nights to come. (via P.S. I Made This)

10. Floral Macarons: Art you can eat is no doubt the best kind. You’ll have a blast making these sweet treats… just try not to eat them all before you’ve painted ’em. (via Sugar & Cloth)

11. Watercolor-Inspired Shirt: Wearable masterpieces are always a good idea. Be sure to make this top in every color and wear it on days when you need a boost of creative energy. (via Sincerely Kinsey)

12. Watercolor Napkins: Everyone will want to tuck in at the table thanks to these linens. A fruit kebab nameplate never hurts, either. We recommend making plenty and in lots of colors to achieve tablescape pro status. (via Paper & Stitch)

13. Layered Mug: Hey, morning coffee, here’s where you belong. This mug achieves a watercolor effect using tissue paper. Get your collage on and enjoy your handiwork on a regular basis. (via Kittsona)

14. Makeup Brush Jars: Gussy up those bathroom counters with pretty makeup jars. You can even make other sizes for bathroom knick-knacks to liven up the whole space. (via Style Me Pretty)

15. Business Card: These business cards will make one heck of a first impression. Stamp them in different colors to create a unique card every time. (via Akula Kreative)

16. Watercolor Throw Pillows: These sweet watercolor-inspired throw pillows were crafted with Sharpies. Yes, Sharpies. Throw a few on your couch for a whole new level of snuggly. (via Brit + Co)

Have you tried any of these projects? Use our hashtag #britstagram on Instagram to show us what you’ve been up to!