I was on the search for some new vases…..actually vases in general, I don’t have many and I was wanting some to coordinate with my homes decor. After searching the internet and finding they run about $70 each for what I wanted I decided to come up with a way to make them myself. With one trip to the Dollar Store I had my plan of action and went home to get started.
I rummaged through my paint stash to find the colors I needed. The only new color I picked up while shopping was the coral, it’s something new I’m incorporating into my color scheme.
Now here’s how easy it is to create custom colored vases….just spray, let dry, and use. I sprayed the paint on the outside of the vase, I wasn’t sure how well it would hold up if I did the inside once water was in the vase. I knew I could be gentle and wash them by hand if the paint was on the outside. Each vase took about 3 coats of paint to cover completely and get the look I was going for.
FIY: I used high gloss paint so the vases reflected light, and I also learned I like the Krylon brand over any of the others. I’ll have to remember that for future projects. I tend to grab the colors I like not always in the same brand.
By the way if you decided to make some of your own they don’t have to be used for flowers. I think they’d look great in an office filled with colorful pencils and pens, or in a studio used for art brushes and watercolor pencils. I do recommend if you like them grouped together make sure you get several different sizes and shapes, they look better next to each other when they’re not all the same.
I lucked out and got all the roses at our local grocery store for $4. Now where can you get 36 roses for $4? Just another reason to love small town living.