Glow in the Dark Flowers

I’ve been fascinated with glow in the dark jars for several weeks. So I decided to try my own glow in the dark approach – painting flowers with glow in the dark paint. I contacted Holcraft: Painters Source, who were really excited about seeing how their glow in the dark paint could turn common items into something spectacular.


Glow in the Dark Flowers

We decided to try the paint on artificial flowers. I purchased 3.00 of artificial roses and carnations and started experimenting.


We tried dipping the flowers in the paint. We even used a toothbrush to paint on some of the petals.


The kids mixed and painted and made a grand mess.


To take the pictures, we turned off the flash, turned on a small black light and laid the flowers on a dark blanket. We experimented with several settings and finally got several pictures we really liked.

glow in the dark flower 4
glow in the dark flower 1
glow in the dark flower 2

What do you think? Have you tried using glow in the dark paint for some special effects? I’d love to see what you have created!

You can order Glow in the dark paint from Amazon or buy it at your local craft store.

I received sample paints for the purpose of this review.

About Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams is a mom of 3 who loves to read, travel, take pictures, work in the flowers and spend time with family. When she's not blogging, she's probably out enjoying life so she'll have something fun to blog about tomorrow!


  1. Lindsey Burfield says

    Making glow in the dark flowers?? That is really cool and creative. I teach at an art class for students in middle school. Now I am really inspired for a project idea since I haven’t been able to think of one. Thank you hobbies on a budget!!!

    • Jessica says

      I have to totally agree with you. THat is a cool and creative idea!! Now you have inspired me too, Lindsey!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. says

    This is SO COOL! My girls would adore this. I can think of so many things to use the paint on too. I obviously need to start hanging out in craft stores more. I would have totally missed this had you not posted about it.

  3. Martha says

    How long does the glow in the dark paint last? Is the paint bright even with a little bit of light? We have two street lamps shining on our house and it does make our house not that dark when we turn off the lights. I guess, I’ll have to buy curtains to go over the blinds eventually. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to make fire-fly jars to go outside and glow in the dark flower arrangements. Pretty cool stuff :)

    • Sharon Williams says

      The glow in the dark paint I’m using only shines on its own for a couple of minutes. But if you have a black light, then it would glow forever. I’m trying to find a solar powered black light to put in my gardens. I think that would be cool. I would love to find glow in the dark paint that last longer though . Even the planets that hang in my kids room don’t glow very long though….. hmmmmm…. I’ll have to keep looking I think!

    • Sharon Williams says

      Sure! I’ll get that posted this next week! I actually forgot about my plan to post that lol…… Thanks for the reminder! :-)

  4. says

    Okay – I CAN’T show this post to my daughter – or even tell her about this paint! The girl would be wanting some and she’d be wanting to paint anything and everything as she has a fancy with glow in the dark items. Anyway – visiting from MVM hop. Make it a great day!

    • hobbiesonabudget says

      If I can do these, you can surely do them too! They turned out really cool. I’m going to post the how-tos in a day or two (once I get some time to write them up! Lol) Thanks!


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