DIY: Painted Glass Vase


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I am a bit impartial to thrift shopping. You just never know what you are going to find! My latest find was an old, glass, half-litre milk bottle, which I thought would look great as a little painted vase. Super easy too.

It would be great for your home or even as a gift. You could use jars, bottles, vases or even glasses for this. So many possibilities.

This is what I started with:


I just had some left over acrylic paint. It really doesn’t matter too much the type of paint – just will change the effect. Spray paint or water-based paints will also work pretty well for this.

I also used a paint brush, sanding paper and some polyurethane clear coat. You can get polyurethane from your local hardware store and it usually comes in a satin or gloss finish.

To start, turn the bottle upside down on some cardboard/paper/anything to protect the surface below:

Then I just started painting the bottle upside down from top to bottom. This is just the first coat which looks pretty streaky.

After a couple more coats of acrylic paint, was looking like this:

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I ended up really loving the matte finish on this one so didn’t go ahead with the polyurethane coat. If you are after the shiny or glossy finish, simply use some light sand paper to smooth the painted surface gently. Then apply a few coats of polyurethane to suit your taste.

I am super happy with this one. Now brightening up my living room with some fun spring colours.

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