Update glass florist vases from dreary to stylish for a fabulous place to display those May flowers! Hi everyone, it’s Cindy from Little Miss Celebration. Today, we’re going to easily give a little pizzazz to any glass vase you already have. With just some paint and a handful of gems, we can transform a vase we already own into a wow for just a few dollars! Check out this amazing Glass Vase Makeover.
Recently, I was searching through my overcrowded kitchen cabinets for something or other. You know how that goes, we start looking for one thing and we start discovering all these OTHER things that we didn’t even remember we’d stashed away! One thing I definitely did see was that I had a ton of glass florist vases – I mean dozens! Plain glass vases in all shapes and sizes, collected over the years and stuffed away in any nook and cranny I could find. I’ll bet if you look around, you probably have a few (or more!) just like me!
Since my favorite flowers, peonies, will be in bloom soon and I always put them in vases around the house, I was inspired to give some of those glass vases a makeover. The great thing is you can paint them in any color you want and it is just so easy!
First, wash your vases and dry well; once dry, wipe the entire outer surface of the vase with isopropyl alcohol and let dry. I like to use DecoArt Multi-Surface paint, which gives a nice, satin finish. Use a light touch and give your vases 2-3 coats of paint.
Let each coat dry well before adding the next. I used shades of blue and gave one of the vases white polka dots. Simply dip the end of a paintbrush in white paint and dot the surface of the glass.
Make your paint permanent by baking the vases. Place them on a foil-lined cookie sheet in a cold oven; turn the oven to 325 degrees, bake for 30 minutes and let them cool completely with the oven door open.
You can also let the paint “cure” for 21 days and it will be permanent, though I like baking them so they are ready to use!
Glass Vase Makeover
Once the paint is dry, you can add any embellishment you. I gave one vase two simple rings of 6mm pale aqua gems. Use craft tweezers and a small amount of Gem-Tac glue on the back of each gem, and place the gem on the glass. I just eyeballed the spacing and it turned out ok! Let the gems dry overnight.
I gave this vase a dose of bling in less than 30 minutes.
They were all ready to fill with flowers that my daughter gave me on Mother’s Day. Don’t they look pretty on my foyer table?
Here are some other ideas to make some pretty décor with paint and gems!
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Perfume Bottle Bud Vase
Sunshine Chic Birdhouse
Glass Vase Makeover
Thanks so much for letting me share this Glass Vase Makeover project with you today – dig out those glass vases and give them a big dose of your personality!