How to Make Faux Ceramic Vases

4 Materials
5 Minutes

Here’s an easy way to upgrade any glass vase you have laying around your home. Grab some paint and Baking Soda ! I used some of my leftover Behr and Valspar paint to create some beautiful neutral faux ceramic vases. Pour your desired paint first and continuously add the baking soda until you reach your desired texture. I manipulated a 2 inch flat paint brush to create the design/ texture I wanted on my vases .Since I already had all of the material for this project , it didn’t cost me anything . You can purchase baking soda at any local grocery store for around 1$ . A simple paint sample jar would suffice ! Those go for around 3$. If you don’t have paint brushes , you can purchase affordable ones for 2-3$ ! If your looking for affordable vases visit your local Walmart , thrift stores or the Clearance isle at Homegoods. Go transform some vases ♥️ And give your home a new feel.

Another close up

Here is a look at the Brush strokes up close!

Here is the after picture ✨I added some beautiful pampas grass for that earthy feel .

I love how my vases came out♥️

Here’s a time lapse of the short and easy process of transforming these glass vases into Faux ceramic vases ✨

Step by step :

  1. pour your desired paint in a small container
  2. Pour the baking soda in a teaspoon at a time. Continue until you reach your desired texture
  3. Use a brush- (I prefer a bristle brush flat paint brush) to start adding brush strokes to your vase. Make strokes in different directions to achieve the most texture !
  4. Let it dry and voila!!

Here is a Before picture of one of the vases . This is one was purchased at Walmart for around 4 dollars

Here are the materials needed to complete this project :

  1. Glass vases
  2. Paint
  3. Baking Soda
  4. Paint Brushes
Suggested materials:
  • Baking soda   (Any local Grocery Store)
  • Paint   (The Home Depot)
  • Flat Paint Brush   (The Home Depot)
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  • GMS GMS on Nov 22, 2021

    do you spray anything over the vase after so that when you wash it the paint won't come off? Or is nothing needed?

  • Sharleen Sharleen on Nov 22, 2021

    Looks amazing

    Two questions

    1. Do you mix the baking soda with a little water first to create a paste and then add it to the paint
    2. 2. what do you use to seal after the paint is dry

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  • Marjorie Marjorie on Dec 04, 2021

    They look great. Nice work.

  • Pam4170206 Pam4170206 on Dec 04, 2021

    I tried the project I think I probably made the baking soda paste too thick so it’s more of a chunkier look but I do like it. I’m just afraid that it will start to fall off but I may spray it with some sort of clear shellac. I am a very poor crafter so just having anything that comes out nice amazes me! I will try it again and try to perfect it but thank you for a wonderful project

    • I love how the chunky texture looks! You can definitely play around with the amount of baking soda ♥️ I think all the transformations look lovely. Of course !