Monday, February 20, 2017

Geometric Painted Vase

Are you hoarding a bunch of generic vases  in your cabinet? You know...the ones you get with floral arrangements? You do not really use them because they are not pretty and don't match your decor, but you can't get rid of them! I am back this month joining the Crafty De-Stash Challenge, to use some things I have on hand to pretty up one of my boring vases for springtime.

Here is what you need to make a geometric vase to brighten up your work space, bedroom, or kitchen counter!


Here is what you need to make a geometric painted vase to brighten up your work space, bedroom, or kitchen counter!

Supplies:
Plain Glass Vase
Assorted rubber bands
Spray Paint (I used Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect)
Clear Coat Sealer

Here is what you need to make a geometric vase to brighten up your work space, bedroom, or kitchen counter!

Clean and dry the vase well, so the paint has a good foundation. Layer the rubber bands around the vase in any pattern you desire. I made some criss cross and geometric designs on mine.

Here is what you need to make a geometric vase to brighten up your work space, bedroom, or kitchen counter!

Spray two light coats of paint on the vase, letting it dry between coats. Once the second coat is dry, spray the vase with a coat of the clear sealer, to protect the paint from scratches. So let me tell you about this paint...You are actually supposed to spray the reverse side of the item (that would be the inside of the vase)  so you get a mirror effect, but I actually like the matte gold color too! So this paint is like 2 colors in 1!

Here is what you need to make a geometric vase to brighten up your work space, bedroom, or kitchen counter!

Carefully remove the rubber bands (I cut mine off) and display your pretty new geometric print vase with some spring flowers!

Here is what you need to make a geometric vase to brighten up your work space, bedroom, or kitchen counter!

Here is what you need to make a geometric vase to brighten up your work space, bedroom, or kitchen counter!

How easy is that? Now you can pretty up all those plain vases hiding in your cabinet and make some space for more craft supplies!

Here is what you need to make a geometric vase to brighten up your work space, bedroom, or kitchen counter!

I hope you will visit the other bloggers to see what they used up from their stash this month! Let me know what your favorite project is! See ya next time!




36 comments:

  1. I just donated a few vases (and still have some leftover.) I LOVE this idea! I need to pick up a can of that paint and try this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jaime! I am trying to figure out what to do with some of my other ones!

      Delete
  2. What a great idea! I have quite a few vases sitting under my kitchen sink because I didn't want to get rid of them, but hated to use them because they weren't cute.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love this vase and will have to dig out some of my gold spray paint. Simple and elegant....love it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree! it turned out better than I expected!

      Delete
  4. I've always wanted to try this technique, but my son keeps taking the rubber bands for his projects..lol. The vase looks very chic and perfect for some spring flowers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha, you will need to save a few and try it!

      Delete
  5. Wow, this looks so great! I love the way the vase turned out, due to allergies, we get chocolates instead of flowers in our house, but I know the thrift store always has those vases for a quarter! I'd love to see you link this up at our next #HomeMattersParty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, those vases are a dime a dozen and you can pretty them up with paint!

      Delete
  6. I love this!!! It's so pretty and easy to customize. Great project.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I am already plotting what to do with my other ones!

      Delete
  7. I love this! I'm a huge fan of gold, and I have a vase this exact same shape. I've never thought about using rubber bands to add a design, so I'm going to have to give your project a try! Great use of items you had on hand. I'm Pinning now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you try it! Send me a pic or tag me on social media if you do it! It was super easy and a big impact!

      Delete
  8. Truly great idea. I just love the final product and am considering all the inexpensive vases I have that can be transformed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! I am trying to decide what to do next!

      Delete
  9. Wow! I would have NEVER thought to do this, but how easy and I love the 'new' gold vase!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am pretty sure I saw it on Pinterest, but it is a great idea!

      Delete
  10. I just donated a bunch of vases! I'm going to have to start saving them so I can do this! I love how it turned out!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The possibilities are endless, you could also use washi tape to make designs.

      Delete
  11. Great idea! I already have all the supplies on hand, too, so it'll be even more de-stashing, lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay to destashing to make room for new supplies!

      Delete
  12. I love these quick crafts that end up looking so chic!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree! It was minimal effort and looks great!

      Delete
  13. This is such a fun and easy idea! It would be great with some of the colored vases I have!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yes! I would love the look of a two-toned vase!

      Delete
  14. This is so pretty! I love the gold paint!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! It turned out better than I expected!

      Delete
  15. Very cute idea. I always see these vases at the thrift store or free at our ReStore! Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I am glad I could give you some inspiration!

      Delete
  16. Super clever idea with the rubber bands! The gold paint is a fabulous idea!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love how up to date this looks now.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Get fashion inspiration, DIY projects, Bible Journaling tips, and easy crafts in your Inbox along with my Exclusive Free Style Guide!

Let's Be Friends!