MAKE: an easy painted glass vase.
If you asked me what were my top three favorite craft mediums…
I would tell you, in no particular order: “Paint. Glitter. Decoupage.”
But paint? Yes, paint is one of the best and simplest mediums to craft with!
A coat of paint is such an easy way to transform an object. You can make cheap and easy home décor with paint and glass containers… and it is easier than you think to paint glass. I love that you can paint glass any color! (Not sure what paint to buy? Check out my tips for which glass paint you should use. You also can use spray paint on glass with the right prep work.)
Painting the inside of a container gives your object a pretty hue but the outside of the container looks smooth and clean. The effect of paint on the inside of glass can mimic the look of expensive art glass or vintage glass pieces (like milk glass). If you cure the paint properly, you also may be able to use water inside the container (for flowers… I would not let the paint come in contact with any food or drink). Let me show you how to paint glass using this little vase I made for the shelving in my kitchen.
How to paint the inside of a glass container:
Find a glass container or vase you like. Clean it out with rubbing alcohol and allow to dry.
Pour your glass paint (again, check out which paints I like to use on glass here) into the vase. Use a liberal amount. Swirl the paint around to cover all of the inside surfaces.
Prop the container upside-down and allow the paint to drain out of the vase and dry thoroughly overnight. Repeat with another coat of paint if you wanted a more opaque look. Use a craft blade to trim/scrape any of the dried paint that extended beyond the interior of the container. Allow the paint to cure following the manufacturer’s recommendations. (some directions will advise you to bake the piece in an oven)
Super easy. Super simple. Super cute. Right? With the holidays coming up, I suggest grabbing some jars and metallic or holiday colored paint and getting busy! Colored vases could make pretty gifts or holiday centerpieces!