Recycled Glass Painted Bud Vase

Vase with FlowerSo once again I am late to the crafty blogging party.  There have been so many tutorials on painting vases, glasses, mason jars both inside and out that I just had to join in and show off my own creation.

For my creation I took a vase, or rather a glass container from my recycling bin.  I dropped Bud Vasein several drops of acrylic craft paint and a few drops of water.  Then swirled the paint and water mixture around inside the container.  It helped that this container had a top so I could turn the container all the way upside down to thoroughly coat the inside of the vase.

Once all the sides were thoroughly coated I let the vase sit with the top off for several days to allow all the paint and water to thoroughly dry.  Once it was dry I added one of my favorite fake flowers in a bright contrasting color to really make the Close Up of Flower in Vasewhole thing pop.

While I know that painting the interior of the vase means that I won’t ever be able to put water in the vase, I felt that by leaving it on the inside the finish was smoother and shinier than would be possible otherwise.

While I am very very happy with the results on this project, I can’t say that it was an easy thing to do.  The paint often pulls itself off the walls while it is drying (maybe it shrinks?), it took a few tries to get all of the surfaces properly covered.

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11 Responses to Recycled Glass Painted Bud Vase

  1. Heather R. says:

    really cute! I have been saving jars and bottles to do this as well. I did do an old vase and actually used white primer on the inside and I love how it turned out…just have tried using the acrylic paint yet.

  2. Michelle says:

    Love the blue with the pink flower!

  3. Tam says:

    love it! I too have saved lots of jars and bottles. need to try this! tfs!

  4. Kaitlin says:

    This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

  5. Hi! What an amazingly wonderful project! I am so inspired and blown away all at the same time since it seems so simple! Thank you so much for the inspiration! And for linking up to the crafty scrappy happy co-hosted link party, I am so glad to “meet” you!
    :o) Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  7. Looks very cute!!! Love the color!

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  9. Camille says:

    Love the shade of blue, really pretty w flower color. Great job.

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