I have a large cupboard in my laundry room filled with dozens of thrifted glass vases. When I bought these vases years ago, I thought- “I’m going to use these all the time”. Wrong. These glass vases have been collecting dust ever since.
Last weekend, I decided these vases should finally get the love and attention they deserved. So, I pulled out my old paints and started dipping vases. Now that these little gals have had a makeover, they’ll be living on my kitchen table for a few weeks as a spring/summer centerpiece.
- Glass Vases (I even used a glass tumbler)
- Paint (I used acrylic paint and some old Valspar and Olympic paint samples I had)
- Disposable Bowl or Casserole Dish
- Clean vases off with soapy water.
- Next, put your paint in a disposable bowl or casserole dish (I did all of mine with a disposable bowl, but I think a disposable casserole dish would have been easier with the larger vases).
- Tip your bowl/casserole dish on an angle and place your jar in the paint. Then, slowly roll your vase into the paint. Since the larger vases had a harder time getting fully covered by the paint. I simply turned them upside down and held them sideways until the paint slowly worked it’s way down and around the vase. If you’d like a straighter line on your vases, you could try taping the vase with painters tape (so it works like a stencil).
- Place the vases right-side up on a piece of thick craft paper and let them dry overnight. Lastly, turn them up-side down and let the bottoms of the vases dry for a few hours.
I think this technique would look great on Mason Jars too! Do you have any other ideas?