Creative Ways To Dress Up A Plain Glass Vase

Hi Everyone,

Today I thought I’d share a few creative ways for dressing up a plain glass vase. You may even have a few of them tucked away in your closets collecting dust. There are plenty of crafty ways you make them pretty and more interesting.

Paint Them:

One of the easiest ways to dress up one of these Plain Jane vases is with glass paint found at your local craft store.

hand painted rose vase

This Rose Inspired Vase is not only pretty, it’s functional too. Once you are finished painting your design, let it dry and then bake it in the oven to set the paint. The vase is totally washable! If you are not so keen on painting roses, let your imagination run wild. Simple polka dots, squiggles and swirls are easy and fun do! You could even host a painting party and have your friends over.

folk art enamel paint
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I always use Folk Art Enamel Paint when I paint on glass. It is very easy to work with and if you make a mistake you can just wipe it off and start over. Have the kiddies paint a glass vase for Mom or Grandma for Mother’s Day or a Birthday. They make a great gift!

Decoupage them:

Another way to give a plain glass vase a new look is with a decoupage technique.

vintage book page vase

I love this Upcycled Book Page Vase. I created it by gluing torn pages from a vintage book in layers all over the outside of the vase. The rose image is from a decorative paper napkin. This vase is so pretty and would look wonderful with a silk floral arrangement nestled inside it.

mod podge
TIP:
When decoupaging (or gluing), I like to use Mod Podge found at your local craft shop. You can also use regular white glue thinned with water.

 

This Floral Vase was decoupaged in torn scrapbooking paper and embelished with a satin bow.

decoupaged rose vase

TIP:

When using thicker paper like scrapbooking paper, you may want to soak each piece of paper in water for a few seconds. It will become more pliable, making it easier to conform to the curves of the vase.

Embelish:

If you love the beach you may like this last project idea….

seashell ginger jar

This “vase” is actually a ginger jar that was missing the lid. With a layer of Mod Podge underneath to secure it, I wrapped jute string (found at my local hardware store) around the neck of the jar. After that I hot glued a starfish to the neck and tied it with a bow. I finished it off by filling it with seashells! This project was quick, easy and cheap!

I hope this post will get you looking at those plain glass vases in a new light, inspiring you to get creative! Create a bunch of them for an upcoming wedding or special event!

Have a project idea you would like to share? Contact me and I may feature your work on my blog!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

~Lisa

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