DIY painted vases in stripes and polka dots -

Add flair to flower arrangements with DIY painted vases

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!

DIY painted vases from amerrymom.comThe best part is that they are so simple to make!

Polka-dot vase

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.  DIY painted polka dot vase - in progress - amerrymom.comThe 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!DIY polka dot vase -

Striped vase

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.

DIY spray painted stiped vase in process - amerrymom.comI removed the tape before the paint dried so it wouldn’t pull off the paint.

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!

Peonies in DIY striped painted vase - amerrymom.comThese 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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10 thoughts on “Add flair to flower arrangements with DIY painted vases

  1. AvatarHeather

    Great idea. I have been looking for a creative way to use some dollar store vases I have. I have lots of spray paint sitting around so I am going to give it a try. Thanks!

  2. AvatarTammy

    I love the striped one. Those would look so pretty at Christmas time. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I’ve pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board


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