Flower arrangements always add a lovely touch to a room. I love to decorate with a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, like the roses I received recently.
To make sure I always have a vase handy for flowers, I stocked up with a few simple, inexpensive glass vases from a dollar store. Although the flowers are the focus, I decided to paint the vases to add to the beauty of my flower arrangements.
These DIY painted vases are a fun way to display beautiful flowers!
For one vase, I added silver sparkle in a polka-dot pattern. The effect is easy to create with some circular yard-sale price stickers that remove easily. I attached the stickers in a random pattern around the vase, then used two layers of silver craft paint. The first layer was a metallic silver acrylic paint (Plaid Folk Art) that I applied with a paint sponge. I tried using a paint brush first, but it left brush marks on the glass so I switched. The sponge left a pattern as well; I decided it looked better than the brush marks.
The second layer was a silver glitter paint (Deco Art Glamour Dust) for some extra bling. I removed the stickers before the paint dried so they wouldn’t pull off the paint.
It turned out lovely!
For the second vase, I decided to try spray painting. I attached blue painter’s tape in a vertical pattern, then sprayed with Krylon gold metallic paint in a few light layers.
Through this process, I realized I’m not super steady with the spray paint. The stripes on my finished vase weren’t as perfect as I would have liked, but it still turned out nice!
These vases are perfect to display the peonies from my flower garden that I brought inside to enjoy!
DIY painted vases are also a great way to add a thoughtful touch to a gift bouquet for any occasion. At this time of the year, a hand-painted vase makes a nice hostess gift or teacher gift. Starting with a dollar store vase, it’s a low cost project with big impact!
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