Total Time: 16 hours 38 mins 11 secs
We're loving all things floral this month. Join us in flower power crafting!
Watercolor Painting in the Garden
Yao Cheng
Yao Cheng’s rich, energetic style of painting truly comes to life when she paints outdoors. In this plein-air style class, she shares her approach to going outside to paint from life – a skill that will add new dimension to your watercolor practice. Learn how Yao works quickly to combat ever-changing light, and how she simplifies a landscape or a rose in bloom to capture the feeling of the focal point with efficient and bold brush strokes. Join Yao as she paints in various locations at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, celebrating the beauty and simplicity of nature in all its forms. 
Paper Flowers: Make Hollyhocks and Delphiniums
Livia Cetti of The Green Vase
Learn how to make towering hollyhocks and delphiniums from paper – perfect for long-lasting, show-stopping arrangements. Before you start assembling the blooms, Livia teaches bleaching and hand-painting techniques that will give your petals realistic coloration and texture. From there, you’ll learn how to make the individual flowers and construct these stunning stems.
Minna Block
Carolyn Friedlander
Combine linear paper piecing and applique techniques to create a lovely, layered block featuring vibrant blooms. Modern quilter Carolyn Friedlander teaches you how to paper piece a background layer, remove the paper easily, and then applique curved flower petal shapes on top.
The Wilton Method: Mastering Buttercream - Flowers and Leaves
Wilton Instructors
In Part 4, round out your buttercream skills by learning how to create floral designs on cupcakes and cakes. Using buttercream icing and a variety of decorating bag tips, Stephanie shows you how to make leaves and a sunflower, plus you’ll learn bonus techniques, including a brush embroidery design and a Cornelli lace pattern. 
 
Crochet Flowers
Cal Patch
This workshop offers all the foundation skills you need to work up a whole bouquet of crocheted flowers. Cal teaches three different center designs and five different petal styles so you can mix and match, depending on whether you like more frilly or structured flowers. These will be ready to adorn hats, clothes, pillows – or anything that needs of hit of cozy charm.

What you will learn:
— Combining three centers and five petal variations to create unique crocheted flowers
Daily Painting Challenge: 31 Flowers to Paint with Yao Cheng
Yao Cheng
Learn how to paint a new flower every day with help from acclaimed watercolor artist, Yao Cheng. Known for her flowing, elegant style, Yao shares her technique for capturing the feeling of flowers rather than trying to paint them realistically. In each part of this 31-day challenge, she explores the ideal brush strokes needed to paint the petals and leaves of popular flowers like dahlias, poppies, peonies and hydrangeas. Through these daily lessons, you will hone your brush skills, discover new color combinations, and learn how to capture light, energy, and movement in your own floral interpretations. Be sure to share your paintings in the class gallery and on Instagram with #cbdrawaday !
Paper Flowers: Make a Wild Rose and Thistle Centerpiece
Livia Cetti of The Green Vase
In this class, Livia shares her technique for making wild roses and thistles out of tissue paper. From dip-dye bleaching the paper to attaching the petals and leaves with floral tape, Livia covers every step of the paper-flower making process. She then shows you how to display the branches to make a gorgeous, organic tabletop centerpiece, perfect for weddings, parties, or any festive gathering.
Mod Corsage Quilts with Anna Maria Horner
Anna Maria Horner
Learn how to combine existing patchwork pieces and fussy cut floral fabrics to create stunning floral bouquet blocks. Inspired by 17th century Broderie Perse (Persian embroidery) quilting, Anna Maria Horner shows you how to create a modern interpretation of a "trompe l'oeil" bouquet using improvisational patchwork and applique. The architectural line work of this modern block is softened by the organic floral motifs, giving it a balanced and fresh look. “Mod Corsage” is perfect for anyone with patchwork experience who is looking to experiment with composition and color.
 
DIY Flower Bouquets
100LayerCake
In this colorful class, the wedding experts at 100 Layer Cake demonstrate how to make perfect bouquets with help from Emily of Shotgun Floral. Learn how to make a gorgeous composition using lots of different varietals, and the best strategy for working with color. Once you’ve combined your favorite flowers into a stunning bouquet, you’ll learn how to secure the arrangement with tape, ribbon and pins.
Cricut Crafts: Floral Pop-Up Card
Courtney Cerruti
Making personalized pop-up cards is a breeze with this simple-yet-effective class featuring the Cricut Maker cutting machine. Artist and instructor, Courtney Cerruti, shows you how to work with a pre-made template in Cricut’s Design Space to cut out your paper pieces. Once the cutting is done, you’ll learn how to paint a bouquet of flowers and assemble your beautiful pop-up card.

Click here to learn how to make a custom envelope and liner for your card!
 
Daily Art Challenge: 30 Flowers in 30 Days
Pam Garrison
Become endlessly inspired with avid art journaler, painter, and artistic explorer, Pam Garrison. On this month-long journey into botanicals, Pam dances from one medium to another via daily prompts that will keep you on your toes. Working at different scales on a wide variety of surfaces, Pam explores the many technique one can use to express a flower. Along the way, Pam shares her passion for painting and drawing flowers, encouraging you to play with pens, markers, watercolor, acrylics and whatever you have on hand to create and capture magnificent blooms.

Be sure to share what you make in our class gallery and on Instagram #cbdrawaday
 
Layered Floral Embroidery
Rebecca Ringquist
Combine bright floral patterns and vintage embroidery to create a fabric collage bursting with texture and pattern. Rebecca shows how to create a loose, freeform style of embroidery where more is more. She demonstrates how to blend different fabric prints as a base, then add vintage trims and embroideries – and she teaches several floral stitch patterns that add density and dimension. Once you’re finished embroidering, hang your finished collage on a wall or incorporate it into a sewing project such as a pillow or bag that needs some cheer.
Popover Sundress
Liesl Gibson
Sewing this darling dress gives you a chance to learn tips and techniques from Liesl, including French seams, bias binding and sewing a narrow hem. The dress works up quickly and is offered in a wide range of sizes, including small enough for a matching doll version. Download the pattern here
Felt Flower Headband
Annabel Wrigley
This pretty and sweet adornment adds a midsummer night's feel to any season. Working with felt in bright color combinations creates a wearable bouquet of plush happiness – but you can equally create a bracelet, garlands, or decorate the edge of a lampshade. Beads add texture to the bohemian feel of this project.
Stitched Rose Embellishment
Anna Maria Horner
Add an element of handwork and romanticism to store-bought clothing with this needlepoint project. Anna introduces you to waste canvas, a fabric that allows you to add a design to any clothing or material. This technique will have you seeing the potential for embellishing all kinds of clothing and materials, especially in this juicy color palette.
The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating
Wilton Instructors
Want to learn how to bake and decorate cakes but not sure where to start? In this 4-week foundation course, you'll learn a little bit of everything--baking tips, buttercream basics, and an introduction to fondant and royal icing--straight from the pros at the Wilton Test Kitchen. The course begins with a lesson on baking the perfect chocolate cake as well as proper techniques for torting and icing layer cakes. After that, we move on to easy cake decorating techniques, such as applying buttercream with a decorating bag, creating a beautiful two-tiered fondant cake, and making gorgeous drop flowers from royal icing. This information-rich course is perfect for beginner bakers, giving you the core techniques that will get you started on your cake decorating journey.