Paint a Funky Vase

Turn a clear glass vase into a canvas for your artistry.


Here’s an easy project for dressing up a clear glass vase with color and style:

Materials and Tools:

clear glass vase

black enamel paint

transparent glass enamel paints

gold metallic glass paint

1-inch round craft sponge with handle

squeeze bottle with writing tip

triangular craft sponge

glass cleaner

paper towels



1. Wash the clear glass vase and dry.

2. Draw black spirals on the vase with a squeeze bottle and a writing tip. Dry and pre-bake the vase for 15 minutes at 350 degrees in a regular oven. Cool.



3. Paint six transparent squares randomly over the black spirals with transparent glass enamel paints.



4. Sponge gold circles between the squares with a 1-inch round paint sponge (with handle).

5. When the gold circles are dry, dip the end of the sponge handle into black enamel paint and apply smaller black circles inside the gold circles.

6. Sponge a top border of gold triangles on the vase.



7. When the gold triangles are dry, draw black spirals over the gold triangles.

8. Dry the painted vase for 24 hours.

9. Bake the vase for 45 minutes in a 350-degree oven to waterproof the vase and set the paint.

Project by Kay Young from Blair, Neb.

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