I was in a crafty mood this weekend and wanted to make something for a Fourth of July party. A simple decoration for the table. So I knew this was a great opportunity to build on an idea I saw on Pinterest to make a painted vase. The pin that inspired me was from Chloe over at the Rainbows and Honeysuckle blog. I loved the painted glasses that she made! Her glasses were beautiful and the process seemed pretty simple. The perfect kind of craft for me! Actually, it’s so easy that we used this as the craft idea at my daughter’s birthday party. The girls all made a painted vase to take home.
So using her instructions, I bought a glass candle holder to paint it red, white and blue. Once it was done, I thought it would look good with some flowers “exploding” out of the top which reminded me of fireworks.
Want to make one, too? It’s easy. Here’s what you need:
- A glass vase or candle jar
- Gloss Acrylic Paint that can be used to paint on glass (Following Chloe’s instructions, I found mine at Michaels.)
- A paintbrush
- Either a candle or flowers (I used fake flowers that reminded me of fireworks exploding)
That’s it! Now let’s get started.
1. If you are messy like I am or your making this with kids, I would recommend putting down newspaper before getting started.
2. Hold the glass vase or jar on your hand so you can twirl it. It’s really easy to smudge the paint dots if you are holding it on the outside.
3. Take your brush and start making dots. Play around with the size of the dots that you like. Some can be larger, smaller, thicker, or thinner to vary the color pattern. I started with blue dots, then added red and then white. I waited 5 minutes in between each color to let it dry a little. White was actually the most dominant color so after it was dry I then went back and filled in the holes with more blue and red dots until I liked the amount of color coverage on the glass.
4. Let it dry and add some flowers or put a candle in for a pretty nighttime table decoration.
What do you think? How did I do? Are you working on any craft ideas for the Fourth of July? If so, please share. I’d love to hear about it.
For more Fourth of July celebration ideas, check out my board on Pinterest.
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