DIY Painted Vases – Cheap & Easy To do!

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Cost-friendly DIY for beautiful enamel-painted vases. These are easy to make and look chic on a shelf or for events!

Orange, blue and pink vases on wooden table. - glass vases, chalk paint, home decor, chalk paint, vases turned

Enamel-painted vases – I’m in love! If you like to paint, I have a really fun project to share today! My inspiration for these easy DIY enamel-painted vases came from a restaurant in Sonoma called El Dorado Kitchen.

I’ve always loved the fresh, modern design of the lobby and the eye-catching green and white enamel-painted vases that are displayed on white shelves.

I decided to make my cost-friendly version of this design, which included a quick Martha Stewart tutorial and a trip to the Dollar Store, where I picked up these three vases.

Pink and Brown Vase on wooden table. - glass vases, chalk paint, baking soda combo, whole vase, home decor, spray paint, chalk paint, paint finish, thrift store

I’ve always loved the fresh, modern design of the lobby and the eye-catching green and white enamel-painted vases that are displayed on white shelves.

I decided to make my cost-friendly version of this design, which included a quick Martha Stewart tutorial and a trip to the Dollar Store, where I picked up these three vases.

overhead paintbrush with blue paint - glass vases, baking soda, chalk paint, diy furniture, home decor, spray pain, thrift store

What You’ll Need

– Three different-sized vases from the Dollar Store

– Dishwasher-safe PermEnamel paint in Mediterranean Blue and White (or whatever color you prefer)

– PermEnamel Surface Conditioner from Michaels Arts and Crafts store

Paper towels

PaintbrushMixing bowl

Hands painting a vase with blue paint. - spray paint, baking soda, white paint, old vases, thrift store, simple technique

DIY Painted Vases – Steps To Follow

1 — Clean the vases with hot, soapy water.

2 — When they are completely dry, pour some surface conditioner in and cover the inside of the vase. Pour out the excess and let the vase dry.

3 — Get the exact color you envision by mixing your PermEnamel paints in a mixing bowl, then pour them inside the vase.

4 — Paint the inside of the glass using a paintbrush to cover the inside surface.

5 — Once the vase is painted, lay it on a paper towel to let the thick paint drip off. You will be amazed at how much comes out! The longer it’s upside down, the thinner the coating will be. I liked the thicker look, so I only kept it upside down only for a few minutes.

6 — Turn the vase back over and touch up the drips inside. Every fifteen minutes, you can even out the thickness on the bottom of the vase as the paint will start to collect.

7 — Let these dry overnight, and in the morning, you should have a beautiful decor vase!

Reminder and Notes

Remember, these beautiful enamel-painted vases are only for DECOR. Don’t drink out of them! You can put water in them, but it may damage the finish eventually.

I’m simply sitting them on the shelf, like the photos to the right.

Blue enamel painted vases. - spray paint, cheap glass vases, baking soda, super cool second coat

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DIY Painted Vases

Add some personality to your home decor with this easy and cheap DIY painted vases! Making these enamel-painted vases pretty.
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Course: DIY Crafts
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 vases
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Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • Three different-sized vases from the Dollar Store
  • Dishwasher-safe PermEnamel paint in Mediterranean Blue and White (or whatever color you prefer)
  • PermEnamel Surface Conditioner from Michaels Arts and Crafts store
  • Paper towels
  • Paintbrush
  • Mixing bowl

Instructions

  • Clean the vases with hot, soapy water.
  • When they are completely dry, pour some surface conditioner in and cover the inside of the vase. Pour out the excess and let the vase dry.
  • Get the exact color you envision by mixing your PermEnamel paints in a mixing bowl, then pour inside the vase.
  • Paint the inside of the glass using a paintbrush to cover the inside surface.
  • Once the vase is painted, lay it on a paper towel to let the thick paint drip off. You will be amazed at how much comes out! The longer it’s upside down, the thinner the coating will be. I liked the thicker look so I only kept it upside down only for a few minutes.
  • Turn the vase back over and touch up the drips inside. Every fifteen minutes you can even out the thickness on the bottom of the vase as the paint will start to collect.
  • Let these dry overnight and in the morning you should have a beautiful decor vase!

Notes

Remember these beautiful enamel-painted vases are only for DECOR. Don’t drink out of them! You can put water in them, but it may damage the finish eventually. I’m simply sitting them on the shelf, like the photos to the right
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162 thoughts on “DIY Painted Vases – Cheap & Easy To do!”

  1. Hello, I haven’t tried your tutorial yet, but am very interested in it. But your video seems to leave out some info..? I watched and then I read the directions. In the video, you don’t mention using the “surface conditioner” first before painting. You also don’t mention turning it upside down to “drain” in between coats. And the video makes it seem you can do the 2nd coat in a few hours. but the directions say leave overnight…? I’m a little confused. Please let me know which directions to follow. And could you tell me the BRAND NAME of the enamel paint you used? From Michael’s, right?
    Thank you very much

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  2. I followed your directions and my vases are gorgeous. I painted three vases of different heights (purchased at different times) and they now make a lovely, cohesive accent for my entry table.

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