Monday, April 8, 2013


Not sure if you've noticed, but the color painted vases have been popping up all over my Pinterest feed for months now. These are perfect to make for May Day or Mother's Day!

I was very excited to do my own set, but every time I looked at each pin, everyone was using basic Arcylic paint which you then can't use your new vase to hold real flowers unless it can be cured because the paint will peel out with the water sitting inside. So to fix the dilemma....
I'm showing you how to make these adorable and inexpensive vases that can be used for fresh flowers. It's the perfect touch for spring.
Clear Vase
Enamel Paint or Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft Paint
Nail Polish Remover
Paper Plate
Disposable Cup
Cookie Sheet
This is the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface craft paint. Yes it does say Acrylic, but this can work because we are going to CURE it by baking it or you can let it stand for 21 days if you're nervous about putting these vases in your oven.
Make sure your vase is clean and dry, you can wipe it out with a little rubbing alcohol.
In your cup, pour in about 2 tablespoons of your paint and 1-2 tablespoons of nail polish remover. Mix them together until it's smooth. If you're using a larger jar, then you'll want to add more of each product. Dump the paint/polish remover mix into your vase or jar and start swirling around the inside until everything is coated.
Pour any extra paint mix back into your cup and set your vase upside down on a thick paper plate so extra paint can drain out. 
It's best to let the vase(es) dry over night in an upright position. Wipe away any excess paint around the rim of the vase.

Place your vases on a ridged cookie sheet and place in a cold oven. Set the oven at 275 degrees F and bake for 2 hours. Make sure you start your timer when you placed the vases into the cold oven NOT once the oven is pre-heated.
When your timer is done, remove the vases and let cool.
**I've washed these with soapy, warm water by hand and no paint has come off. I'm not sure if they can hold up to a dishwasher, but you're always welcome to try.
I just did these for Easter weekend and they were perfect for holding my beautiful white flowers.
What a great way to welcome spring! I can't wait to make a set of vases in various shades of blue or orange for summer.
The possibilities are endless!

2 comments so far

  1. love it!! I made some of these for my wedding but I used a brush and it was a pain!!

  2. Wow that's great!!! Wonderful pics of fresh flowers as well as beautiful Vases. Just Love this!!!!


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