So, I am still cruising the good ole internet looking for cool wedding ideas that I can make. As I was looking at building a fake mantel, I kept seeing all of this pretty colored glass. So, I set off to see if I could make some of my own!
I just went under my sink and grabbed some of the vases I’ve received with flowers in them. I also store them away and until didn’t really do much with them.
So, I had my inspiration and decided to test some theories out. I pulled out glass paints, craft paints, acrylics and house paint.
One: glass paints (at least mine) don’t run as easily–which in this case is a bad thing! You have to paint them on.
Two: whether you use a foam brush or a regular craft paint brush–it leaves streaks.
Three: Just putting in the paint and rolling it around until all the bare spots are covered gives the prettiest finish.
Four: If you want to just let the paint run & cover the insides of the vase–it is going to take a LOT (and I mean a lot) more paint than you think. When they say add the paint a little at a time–don’t be really literal with that. It’s gonna take some paint!
Five: cheap craft paints seem to work the best. And it took about 1 small bottle (or more!) for each vase.
Pink Craft paint and silver glass paint.
2 or more colors randomly squirted into the vase and then rolled around to cover. Kinda cool.
Blues and greens
All purple, all the time.
I plan on doing more of these! 🙂