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Friday, March 2, 2012

Getting Crafty: Colorful Vases!

I'm sure you all thought this day would never happen.
 You know, the one where I say I am going to re-create a DIY project from Pinterest and actually do it!
But surprise! Here I am about to prove that anything can be possible, ha!
Here is the picture that inspired me:
 Supplies needed: Glass vase ($1 @ Dollar Store), Acrylic paint (about $4), small paintbrush that I already had, newspaper to lay the vase on
Total Cost: $5! And there is still plenty of paint leftover for future projects :)
 Now I'm not saying mine turned out nearly as nice, but I promise I tried my hardest so that's gotta count for something! Right? Here's what I did:

Step 1: Wash your glass vase with soap and warm water, rinse, and dry thoroughly

 Step 2: Pour acrylic paint around the bottom edges inside the vase and slowly swirl it around to cover the sides.
**TIP**: A little paint goes a LONG way!
 Step 3: turn the vase upside down on the newspaper to let the paint slide down the sides and for the excess to drip down as well.
**once it starts getting close to the rim you could pour some of the paint back into the bottle to recycle for next time.
 Step 4: Use your little paintbrush to touch up any areas that aren't covered with paint
Step 5: get a wet cloth or heavy-duty paper towel and wipe any paint that is around the rim of the vase
Step 6: Sit the vase upright and allow to dry overnight
Step 7: Walk into the room and the morning and see something that looks like this (or hopefully even better!):

Ta-da! That was easy,right?
But remember: this vase cannot be used for live flowers because of the paint that is on the inside. Mine will be used as decoration for my bookshelf :)
I will also try other crafts in the future.
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Have a great Friday!
love always,


Michelle P said...

Wow looks great!

~nOe~ said...

lovely!!!! I totally loved it!

Holly said...

SO pretty! And easy too. Thanks for sharing :)

Monica said...

That looks great! I was thinking of trying this one too I really love the color

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This is really awesome! I think I might have to try this one day!!!

Lauren @ A modern day wife's journey said...

Love it girl,looks so awesome must try this!! :-)

Denise said...

It looks soo good! I'm definitely going to do this!

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Sunny & Star said...

I love your diy project! It turned out great. Plus I love the color.

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Bonnie said...

I don't own any vases. How weird is that?!?!
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Mrs. Pancakes said...

Great job!

Brittany said...

Great idea! I would love to try this too!

Life With Lauren said...

Wow that looks great I have got to do that!

Anonymous said...

Love it! It looks great!!

Faith said...

omg, i absolutely love this! so pretty! and the color of the paint is pure perfection!!! i want to do this too!!