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Apr 3, 2012

Painted Vases

Sorry for the late post - I was in an offsite meeting all day.  But I did get a free lunch out of it so no complaints from me.

One of my gluing stuff to other stuff projects involved vases.  I've been wanting to try this effect for a long time and spur-of-the-moment gave it a go.

All you need is a clear candle holder or vase of some kind, and acrylic paint. 


I poured some navy paint into the glass and swirled it
around to cover the entire inside surface. 


It looks kind of cool at this midpoint. Maybe I'll stop here next time.


Once the inside was covered, I poured the excess paint back into the bottle. 


Ta-da! A vase! 


I then repeated the same steps with a new glass and some slate green paint. 


I left them to dry for a few days.  If you're planning on putting water in the vase you'll want to spray the inside of the glass (once it's dry) with a sealer.

But I wasn't done. Oh no, there's more.  I then took my hot glue gun and glued a thick sisal rope onto the base. I started in the center of the bottom and spiraled the rope outwards, gluing as I went.




And up the sides about two inches. Make sure you end the rope at the same point as it left the bottom and started up the side so that your rope looks level.


We went grocery shopping the next day and I picked up some yellow tulips. 


I love tulips so much.  And the yellow is a striking contrast to the navy blue and slate green.  Plus the rope gives it a slightly nautical look.






It's spring y'all!

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I'm linking to these parties this week!

40 comments:

Mixed Kreations said...

These vase are fantastic. Love them. So simple to make and really nice. Wonderful tutorial, Thank you for sharing.

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Stephanie Adler said...

I love these!  The blue with the tulips is striking.

Ivyandelephants said...

Hi Barb, This is an awesome idea. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.



Paula

ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Claire said...

These look awesome! I liked them with just the paint, but I love them with the added sisal. Now, your beautiful tulips have an equally worthy home :)

Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

Four Sisters said...

These are so beautiful! We love that technique of painting the inside of the vase! Thanks so much for sharing at Beautify It Monday - We hope you'll come back next week!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

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Thank you!

2yellowbirdsdecor said...

WOW!! Those are so pretty! I love that you paint the inside of them. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Amber Mae said...

What a great idea! So simple, exactly what crafting should be :)

Stacey said...

Cute vase!  Love that idea!
I would love if you stopped by my Creative Inspirations Party to link up!I would love to have you there!The party is happening now!Stacey of Embracing Changehttp://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Mrs. Delightful said...

Awesome job!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Verymerryvintagestyle said...

The gray is my favorite! Have a wonderful Easter and thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Meghan said...

I love how nautical the navy vase looks with the rope.

Rachel said...

I love the navy one! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Mum ofallTrades said...

What a great idea! I would love you to share this at my blog party this weekend. Hope you can join in.

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

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Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

That's my favourite too!

BarbSteadman said...

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Lauryn said...

ok seriously i don't know how you people do this. i tried it on a couple vases and it was completely unsuccessful!i would love for you to link this post or any other posts you want up to my weekly link party called spread the love. it's a weekend wrap up party where you can share anything and everything you want! there is also a really awesome vinyl giveaway going on there right now too, so go check it out! http://www.lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-5-decallove-giveaway.html
have a wonderful weekend!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

Katie goldsworthy said...

Really, really pretty! I love the rope addition! 

Thanks for sharing!--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Kadie Arrington said...

So very pretty!!  I love the tulips in the green vase.  Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

Stacey said...

These vases are really pretty.  I really like the rope at the bottom of the glass.
I am so glad you came by to link up to the party at Embracing Change!Please come back this week again! I would love to have you there!Stacey of Embracing Change

melissa*320 sycamore said...

I love the yellow tulips with that blue!! The rope gives it the perfect touch.

Kristy O'Neal said...

This looks like such a beautiful, but simple, project! Thanks for sharing it!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

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Thank you!

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BarbSteadman said...

Thanks Melissa! And thanks for featuring me!

BarbSteadman said...

Well, up close it isn't beautiful because the paint dries funny, but from the outside it looks good. I did try one and the paint peeled right off. I was lucky this time.

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Lauren @Summit Street Joy said...

I LOVE these! So simple, right?! Gotta try it.  The green's my fave :)

Lauren
summitstreetjoy.com