You have some of these stashed away in your garage, basement, or attic. I know you do! Those clear bud vases from the florist that you just can’t quite throw away, but you don’t know what to do with them. Well, I have an idea for you!
I picked up some of this Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in a beautiful shade of blue called Cascade at my local Hobby Lobby. I love that it comes in 2 oz bottles in several different colors – perfect for small projects! After washing the vase with warm soapy water, let it dry thoroughly. Then simply paint the outside of the vase with 2 coats of paint, making sure to let it dry completely after each coat. After the 2nd coat is dry, lightly sand the vase in different areas to give it a distressed look. Spray the vase with 2 light coats of a matte sealer spray to help keep the paint from chipping off.
The finished vase…
Since the vase is painted on the outside, you can actually use it to hold fresh flowers – just be careful with getting the outside too wet – water could ruin your paint!
These pretty vases add a touch of color to small spaces – make several in different shapes, sizes, and colors. (Check your local thrift store – they usually have a ton of vases at very low prices!) Perfect little housewarming gifts, too!
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