Mark Montano
Mark Montano
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  • Los Angeles, CA

Upcycle Old Glass Flower Vases

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!

Suggested materials:

  • Americana Gloss Enamels  (Amazon)
  • Thermoweb Deco Foil  (Amazon)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 6 questions
  • Cheri Linnig
    on Jun 4, 2017

    I would like to do this project with my three granddaughters. Is the paint washable?
    • Irene
      on Jul 7, 2017

      I have Plaid Indoor/Outdoor Gloss Enamels and they are water based with soap and water clean up. The Americana paints are also water based.
  • Kenna Marie Kender Reeser
    on Jun 5, 2017

    Can you pick up the vase from the handle you made or it's really just for looks. Just curious on how strong the hold. These are beautiful.
  • Shirley Barton
    on Dec 4, 2018

    I would ?like to add some good glitter and a bit of gold fool to some candles. Got any ideas?

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  • Lana
    on Nov 16, 2018

    I couldn't agree more! FABULOUS ideas, very creative, & beautiful results!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I think I'll have to try this, I definitely have some old glass vases! Thanks!🤗

  • Shirley Barton
    on Dec 4, 2018

    UES! I have tons of vases. Can't wait to get started👍😄

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