Trendy 2021 Decor - DIY Mud-covered Vase That You Need to Try to Make

by April
4 Materials
1 Hour

If you follow decor trends, I'm sure you've seen this mud-covered vase. It looks gorgeous, old, with so much personality. I can't believe it could be archived at home.

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the old vase I found at the thrift store

Step 1. Clean the vase. You can find an old vase in good shape at any thrift store. Or look around what you can repurpose from your house.

Use a primer as the first layer

Step 2. Use primer paint.

I used this paint can sprayer which is a primer and paint in one. We need it to cover all the flowers.

Use stone textured paint

Step 3. Spray stone textured paint.

this was my first time using this stone textured paint and I'm impressed. It really gives it this coarse finish that you need for the vase to look old, used, and have a personality as to speak 😁.

Use mud from outside

Step 4. Cover vase in mud.

Get mud from your backyard or from outside. It could be anything. I have a feeling that clay with mud probably works best but we don't have clay soil in Connecticut.

Here are some tips on how to arrange flowers in a tall vase.

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Suggested materials:
  • Vase
  • Paint primer
  • Textured paint
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  • Zoilita Zoilita on Sep 15, 2021

    When the mud dries do you spray it with a clear sealant? Otherwise how would you clean it?

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  • Danni Hurt Danni Hurt on Sep 29, 2021

    I love this and will try it, but being a pitcher collector, I am sad this beauty was covered in mud.

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    • Teresa Cuoghi Edens Teresa Cuoghi Edens on Sep 30, 2022

      me too. Looks Italian to me.

  • Ann Ann on Oct 01, 2022

    I loved it with the stone textured paint. You could have painted brown accents instead of mud to weather it. It looks like you took it out of the ground and stuck willows in it. I am sorry! I am usually not so critical. Please do a re-do. Actually, I loved the pitcher in its original state.