Spoiler Alert: This is another awesome super fun nail polish craft! My DIY Enameled Spoons tutorial was so popular, I decided to share this with you as well! This DIY painted glass vase is so easy to do, and such fun. I kind of like the slightly uneven lines, and decided not to measure the dots exactly to add to the hand-painted feel that is so charming.
What you need:
- A cheap, simple glass vase – the simpler the better. I used a second hand vase I had lying around.
- Painters or masking tape
- Nail polish of course! I usually try to use up polishes I don’t use on these projects. For example- the old and sticky ones, the cheap brands, or the colors I don’t really wear…
- Nail Polish remover and cotton swabs for cleaning up mistakes and edges..
What to do:
- Apply tape so that it outlines the pattern you would like around the base. I chose a scalloped pattern to cover up all the previous things I tried to do with this vase. (Someday I will have to post bloopers…)
- Paint on nail polish. Again, MAKE SURE YOUR ROOM IS WELL VENTILATED! I didn’t. And I got a huge headache… Paint up to 3 layers, allow to dry completely, and remove tape.
- You can see below that my edge was not very pretty, despite the tape. The tape did ensure that the overlap was much thinner than the design, though. That made it real easy to clean up using a cotton swab and some nail polish remover.
- I painted three layers of dots in imperfect shapes and graduated sizes. I chose bright colors to contrast with the deep shine of the burgundy bottom.
- Because of the shape of my vase, I decided it would look best if I painted the top as well. You decide what will look best on yours. Block off the area again with painters tape and paint on up to 3 layers.
What you end up with:
The final result is a beautiful hand painted vase, with a slightly ethnic feel. Yours will depend on how you choose to decorate. If you want you can finish off with a clear top coat for durability.
This makes a perfect hostess, housewarming or holiday gift. Give it with pride, or display it with even greater pride!
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