CRAFTS, DECOR, REVAMP

Painting a glass vase using eco-friendly paint

An old and somewhat boring glass vase can turn it into a beautiful and modern vase for our flowers, just by using the right materials.

The backstory :

Recently, I had to use some glass jars as props in a photo shoot. The photo shoot wrapped, the vases remained. Plain, boring glass vases. So I decided to transform one of them! The result was very pleasing, that’s why I’m sharing it with you!

With that being said, if you have a boring glass vase at home that you don’t really and can’t wait to get rid of, think again! There is a way turn it into a lovely decoration to match the aesthetic and color palette of your house! It will take you less than an hour and…the colors will be 100% non-toxic!

You will need :
  • A glass vase
  • Primer (This is something like a base coat for glass. Its texture is similar to vinyl glue.)
  • Eco-friendly non-toxic Fusion paint I used this colorfor the base of the vase.
  • Eco-friendly non-toxic Fusion color to paint some orangecircles.
  • Three brushes: One for the glue, a thick one for the color of the jar and a thin one for the circles
  • A surface, in order to not get paint on our sofas. Unless you want to.
    I usually do my crafts on the floor or a table and I always lay one or two layers of paper, which of course I reuse again and again.
  • If you prefer, you can use disposable gloves to not get paint on your hands. I don’t use any to be more eco-friendly. I prefer washing my hands well as soon as I finish painting. You can also use biodegradable disposable gloves, that are available in stores.
Instructions :
  1. Thoroughly clean the dust off the glass vase with a cloth.
  2. Using the glue brush, apply a layer of primer (or vinyl glue) on the vase. Let it dry for 10 minutes, depending on the season. Everything dries faster in the summer!
  3. Once the base is dry, you are ready to apply the first coat of paint.
    I put my hand inside the vase for convenience, but you paint it by placing it on your work surface. Using the brush, start painting the vase.
  4. After applying the first coat of paint, let it dry for 10 minutes and then apply another coat. Once the second coat is done, let the vase dry for 15 minutes.
  5. Take the thin brush, dip it in the orange color and create some circles. I have one tip for the circles : Don’t be afraid, just do it! Circles take confidence and speed! In any case, the circles don’t need to be perfect.
  6. Voila! The vase is done! Let it dry for 24 hours and then fill it with water and some beautiful flowers!

Of course, you can use whatever colors you want and paint any shape on the vase. I gave you the basis on painting a vase ecologically, but you can improvise from there on out!

So what do you think? Will you try it?

See you soon,

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