Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thrifty DIY: Metallic Dipped Vases

Dip thrift store vases in metallic paint for a modern look!

When I'm on one of my regular visits to the Goodwill, I almost always leave with at least one vase. It is hands down the best place to get inexpensive vases! Each Goodwill typically has a full aisle of them for $1-$2 a piece. One thing that always catches my eye among the sea of clear glass vases are these beautiful vintage green florist vases. I just love them!

Dip thrift store vases in metallic paint for a modern look!

I thought it would be fun to add a DIY touch that showed off the pretty designs faceted into the glass, by "dipping" them in paint. Metallic paint of course!

Dip thrift store vases in metallic paint for a modern look!

This is a super simple project and the green and metallic color combo is perfect for Christmas! You can whip up several vases for your holiday decor in under 30 minutes. Here's how:


Supplies for Metallic Dipped Vases



Dip thrift store vases in metallic paint for a modern look!

How to Make Metallic Dipped Vases


1. Tape off area you want to paint, angling the tape for a paint dipped look if you want. I used a plastic shopping bag to cover the top half of the vase by running the tape around the edge.

Dip thrift store vases in metallic paint for a modern look!

2. Make sure the tape is flush against the vase to prevent paint from seeping underneath by running your fingernail along the edge of the tape.

Dip thrift store vases in metallic paint for a modern look!

3. Head to the backyard and cover each vase with a couple coats of spray paint. Once dry to the touch, carefully peel off the tape!

I would recommend handling these vases with care when washing. Hand wash only and minimize any scrubbing to prevent the the paint from chipping off.

Dip thrift store vases in metallic paint for a modern look!

Dip thrift store vases in metallic paint for a modern look!

Dip thrift store vases in metallic paint for a modern look!

This post is written in support of the Goodwill San Antonio.


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