DIY Painted Glass Vases

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I had no idea that you could make your own DIY painted glass vases! This project is so cool! I'd totally call them rad even, but then you all would know how old I am… I've seen vases like these at boutique shops for 10-20 times the cost of what Michelle can make these for. I'm stunned at how simple these are to make and how great they look! I'm a totally sunflower lover and I think these would be the perfect vases to showcase their happiness! Take it away Michelle, show us how you make these beauties!


DIY Painted Glass Vases

A vase is always a good choice for décor. They look great on mantles, shelves, tables, almost anywhere. If you are stumped trying to figure out what to put in a space, a vase is a pretty safe bet! This project will show you how to customize a vase for your space in an easy, cheap, and fun way!


What you will need:

  • A glass vase (I got mine from the Dollar Store)
  • Glass Craft paint in colors of your choice
  • A sponge paintbrush (these were 20 for a $1 at our craft store!)
  • Stencil
  • Stencil adhesive (optional)

What to do:

  1. The first step is to paint the inside of your vase with the sponge paintbrush and the craft paint in the base color you chose. Don’t worry if it looks “streaky” just be sure to give the vase 2-3 coats of paint and it will look opaque. Make sure you let the paint dry in between coats. paintingvase_web
  2. Once you are satisfied with the base color, affix your stencil to the outside of the vase. If you are anything like me, you may have trouble holding the stencil steady while painting at the same time. I highly recommend using stencil spray adhesive to keep it in place. I found some nifty stencils that were sticky and adhered nicely to the vase. Once the stencil is in place, use your second color and paint over the stencil. Remove the stencil before it dries. stencil_web
  3. After the stencil dries, you are done! You have a beautiful vase that you customized for your home!


Do you have a place in your home that could use some painted vases?

Where would you put them?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


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