With spring just around the corner, my head is buzzing with all kinds of DIY home decor ideas that’ll make my space look and feel fresh without breaking the bank. This can sometimes feel like a tall order, I know, but trust me when I say it’s way more fun to make something yourself then to buy it from the store for double the price of what supplies cost you. Today I’m going to show you one very simple and versatile piece, the painted glass vase.
Dollar Tree Crafts: DIY Home Decor Vase
Dollar Tree Decorations Supplies:
- Glass jar/vase in any size ( I got the one pictured at the Dollar Tree)
- Decorative filler gems/stones/etc. ( I also got mine from the Dollar Tree, but any craft store will sell them in a multitude of colors/sizes/shapes)
- Glass Paint ( I used metallic paint color, this brand works super well and has a lot of fun colors)
- Blue painter’s tape
Start by taping off the parts of the glass you would like to remain unpainted.
I kept my design really simple because I think it looks very classic this way, but you can really do whatever you want as far as patterns and how much of the glass you want showing. Make sure your tape is even and pressed down firmly! If you don’t press it down, you may get paint under the tape.
It’s best to choose a direction and paint that way, I chose to paint vertically. Give your vase one even coat of paint and let that dry for about 15-20 minutes.
If you like the way it looks with just one coat that’s fine! I put on another coat of paint because I wanted it to look more solid.
After two coats of paint, your vase should be looking pretty snazzy. You can go back and touch up any spots you feel you’ve missed or add any extra designs, just make sure the paint is dry.
Now, it’s time to start peeling off that tape! Go very slowly and carefully, you don’t want to pull up the paint at all. If the paint does start to pull up, you can press those spots down gently with the back of your paintbrush or your fingers
After pulling up the tape, I took mine outside and sprayed it with a Mod Podge spray (follow the instructions on the spray can) and let it dry.
Next it the really fun part, putting in your fillers! Like I said up in the supplies section, you can really do anything here. I filled mine up with different colored glass gems and tossed in a candle.
It would also look great with some flowers in pebbles or some branches from outside spray painted a coordinating color, or anything else you feel would work well with the aesthetic of your home.
It’s up to you, and that’s what makes the vase so versatile. If you want to use it year round, just change out the fillers with the seasons. It looks great filled with christmas bulbs, pinecones, coffee beans, the list could go on and on! <