I love getting flowers, especially around the holidays, but I found I was stock full of plain glass vases. I wanted to find a creative way in which to use these vases and having just used Krylon for my glitter pumpkins, I decided to continue the fun! This DIY Glitter Vase is fun, easy to make, and be customized for any holiday or special occasion.
DIY Glitter Vase
This craft could not be any easier and it’s inexpensive, which is perfect for me because I don’t like to spend a lot of time or money on my projects. Mostly because I don’t have the patience. So, if I can do this, you definitely can!
Make sure that your vase is completely clean and use high quality painters tape and glitter spray for a better outcome. Because the glitter is on the outside of the vase, you can add water, flowers, or other seasonal items inside the vase.
1. Find a plain glass vase. If you don’t have any of these around the house, borrow one from your neighbor or tell your significant other to buy you more flowers. Actually, they’re pretty inexpensive. A round vase is a bit easier to work with in this case, so if you’re purchasing your vase, I’d recommend this inexpensive cylinder vase from Amazon or find something cheap at Michael’s or your local dollar store. A reader also recommended getting vases at Goodwill – what a great idea!
Again, make sure it’s glass and not a cheap plastic vase.
2. Use painter’s tape to create your lines. I cut a single piece into two, one wider than the other to vary the decoration. Then, fold the edge slightly over the rim into the glass at an angle and wrap around the vase until you reach the bottom. You can repeat this as many times as you’d like, varying the width of the tape. You could also go a step further and cut out initials or use letter stickers to personalize the design.
Make sure to carefully press down the tape to ensure a tight seal on the glass. This way, you’ll have sharper paint lines.
3. Give it a few good coats. In a well ventilated area, take a can of Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint (I used Lucky Green). Spray at least 8 inches away and turn frequently. You don’t want to coat to heavily with each coat or it will drip. Let it dry about 20 minutes in between each coat and apply 2-3 coats or more, depending on how deep you want the color to be. A deep red looks really amazing, too, but you can match the colors to your wedding colors or coordinate for certain holidays or to your home’s decor.
4. Time for the big reveal! Once the spray paint on the glitter vase is drying, but still slightly tacky, remove the tape slowly. Your vase is complete!
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