How to Make DIY Painted Vases
I always see things in stores that I know I can DIY. New products in craft stores that I noticed for the first time or plain items in dollar stores. I muster all of my self-control to resist putting them in my cart. I convince myself that I don’t have a plan for them yet… lol. But when I saw these little wooden geometric vases, I couldn’t resist. I didn’t know at the time that they would turn into these DIY painted vases, but they had SO much potential!
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I think this would look awesome on a circular or square vase or container too, but it really stands out on this cool geometric one!
Start by painting the entire piece white as a base, and then use black for the design.
Then I had to decide on a pattern. I saw a similar pattern to the one painted on a tea towel once. It's been sitting in my brain waiting for me to find something to recreate it with! I think this would look awesome on a circular or square vase or container too, but it really stands out on this cool geometric one!
The key to this project is having the right Paint Brush! Another brush might leave to broad of strokes, or too uneven. I tried a few different types, and this Liner Paint Brush was the only one that gave me the thin, defined lines I was looking for!
Find a VIDEO tutorial, showing how I drew the pattern onto the vases in the blog post!
Using a foam brush, I first painted the top and bottom of the vase to add contrast. Next, I tested several paint brushes and finally found one that worked great for adding small lines to my piece. I decided on a pattern using small brush strokes, both vertically and horizontally. The lines don't have to be perfect - same size, same distance apart, etc. The imperfections add to the beauty of this piece!
I LOVE how these guys turned out! Now I'm on the hunt for more great pieces to DIY!
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