$75 at Kate Spade or a $3 Diy From the Dollar Store?


A kate spade pearl place inspired bowl or vase from dollar store glass.
Meet the Borei Design Employee of the Month, Samson.
This lovable of mixture of lard and fur likes to remind his boss that it's time for his lunch break by knocking over things....like expensive glass vases. The cost of said item is of no concern to him. He has become spoiled due to an excellent benefits package.
Samson's boss has been looking for a replacement vase and REALLY likes this one she found at kate spade. However, its life expectancy at Borei Design is about 5 minutes.
When the boss lady saw this plain, two dollar fish bowl shaped, glass bowl at a local store, she decided it would be more cost effective if the need for replacement should arise.
She nabbed a bottle of gold enamel paint and round foam brush (or spouncer).
She then added polka dots to the bowl using the brush......
and set the paint using the oven.
Samson enthusiastically approved the new addition and looks forward to seeing it on the ground real soon!
For more details on this project, how to set paint to make it dishwasher safe or other great diy tutorials, be sure to check out the original post below and happy crafting my friends! :)

Suggested materials:

  • Enamel paint  (craft store)
  • Round fish bowl shaped glass bowl or vase  (dollar store)
  • Spouncer (round foam brush)  (craft store)

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 9 questions
  • Debra
    on Jul 10, 2017

    how long in the oven/what tempature
    • Img8799216
      on Aug 16, 2017

      Definitely keep the door closed until the oven cools down completely.
  • Linda Merino Foster
    on Aug 4, 2017

    do you have to put it in the oven, can it just dry naturally if you're just using for display
    • Jewellmartin
      on Oct 21, 2019

      If you don’t bake the paint, the dots may pucker and scratch off. Jewell

  • Gail Dyslin
    on Dec 14, 2019

    can you use the oven method for chalk paint? I love this idea. The problem I am having is trying to get things sealed and I end up ruining my work. Any help I can get I would love!


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  • J9sinclair
    on Apr 24, 2018

    The Employee of the Month commentary is HYSTERICAL!! Making 40 of these for my daughter’s wedding. Thank you for the idea and the laughs😂

  • Kat Rogers
    on Oct 25, 2018

    Brilliant Idea... Samson Is ADORABLE... YOU Are Hiss~terical!! I see So many colors & combinations for that £ovely Vase, too~ Very Fun. Thanks So Much for sharing, I'll need to find your blog/site!

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