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DIY Faux Brick Flower Vase


Since I’m on a home accessory kick from decorating the built in desk of our dreams, I decided to spruce up a plain glass vase that we had laying around our house. This project was so easy and literally took like an hour… and I love it!
diy faux brick flower vase, container gardening, crafts, painting
diy faux brick flower vase, container gardening, crafts, painting
I started by cleaning the plain glass vase with Windex. (Such a great action shot)
diy faux brick flower vase, container gardening, crafts, painting
My husband had the idea to use Pinstripe Tape (like, for a car!) instead of cutting down masking tape into narrow strips. Since not having to cut and measure masking tape sounded AMAZING, I went to Auto Zone. I bought a roll of 1/8″ wide Pinstripe Tape for $2.99. Can’t beat it!
diy faux brick flower vase, container gardening, crafts, painting
I measured out 1″ wide rows and marked them with a dry erase marker. I stuck the pinstripe tape on the glass, lining it up with my dry erase marks. Then I measured 3″ wide “bricks” and marked those with my dry erase marker. Then stuck the pinstripe tape on to the glass going vertical to make my “bricks”.
diy faux brick flower vase, container gardening, crafts, painting
This is how it looked when I was done taping. I’m liking it already!
diy faux brick flower vase, container gardening, crafts, painting
Then I spray painted the vase white. I lined the vase with paper so I didn’t get any spray paint on the inside.
diy faux brick flower vase, container gardening, crafts, painting
I removed the tape and… ta da! I’ve got some faux bricks on my vase.
diy faux brick flower vase, container gardening, crafts, painting
I put in some fake flowers (of course, my brown thumb) and called it a day! The tape took a little paint off the edges when I pulled it off, making the edges not so perfect, but I actually don’t mind it. I think it kind of gives the vase a “weathered” look, and adds character. Other than that, the pinstripe tape worked really well!
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2 questions
  • User
    on Jul 25, 2016

    How do you care for it? How do you clean it to keep the paint from coming off?

  • Eag27369459
    on Sep 23, 2017

    I love the idea and look. Could you paint the vase white and then put on the pinstripe tape and leave it since it is the pinstripe used on cars.

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