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Upcycle Old Glass Flower Vases

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Makeover your stash of clear glass vases with this easy gold leaf and confetti paint project!
It was a rainy afternoon and I needed some color so I started painting a bag of flower vases that were destined for a thrift store.
  • upcycle old glass flower vases, gardening
A little paint and easy-to-apply gold foil and you have something colorful for your home.
Watch how I made them here.
  • upcycle old glass flower vases, gardening
This could be done with several shades of just one color......Also, the Thermoweb Deco Foil (gold leaf) comes in tons of different metallic shades.
  • upcycle old glass flower vases, gardening
I used Americana Gloss Enamels for glass. I didn't bake these (which you can do to make the paint dishwasher safe) but I did add a coat of varnish to them when they were done.
Here's another old glass flower vase (and wine bottle) upcycle for you!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Americana Gloss Enamels   (Amazon)
  • Thermoweb Deco Foil   (Amazon)
  • Wani
    Wani Bremerton, WA

    You are genius. I got so many of those clear glass vases. Now I know what to do with it. Thank you so much for your generosity ideas. Looking forward for your more genius ideas.

  • Radhika
    Radhika Canada

    Thanks Mark for the awesome idea!

  • Dianna Rea
    Dianna Rea Simi Valley, CA

    These are awesome! Perfect for a bit of "wow"!

  • Dolfins0923

    I'm going to definitely try this

  • Christine Forsberg Lorentz

    Could this be done on wine glasses?

    • Irene
      Irene Charlotte, NC

      I have Plaid Indoor/Outdoor Gloss Enamel and the instructions say to keep a 2cm gap from lip of mug/glass. Let it dry 48hr, bake at 325 degrees F for 10 min, allow to cool in oven. I would then put the gold leaf and gold paint on, making sure to

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