Don’t waste money on high priced home decor. Use an easy spray paint to create this DIY textured vase out of a plastic carton!
Sometimes the best ideas come from random possibilities.
Recently I was at my local craft store shopping for spray paint, and I came across an amazing product I’d never seen before.
At the same time I had also been admiring the look of two tone vases from higher end stores, but the price point was way past my budget. I saw these at West Elm for $20-$60.
I liked the general idea but I knew I could create something even more unique!
And because I love to repurpose and recycle, I had saved a few plastic milk bottles from when we were drinking oat milk. I just loved the shape and knew I could get those creative juices flowing with them!
New spray paint + plastic milk bottle = fun new DIY project!
Quick tips for spray painting a DIY textured vase:
- Decide on container.
- Apply three layers of white spray paint on the top half or until completely covered.
- Wrap frog tape on top layer of white.
- Add textured spray paint in three coats, drying in between coats.
- Peel off frog tape and you’re done!
- If necessary, weigh the container down with marbles, weights, pennies or whatever you have on hand.
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DIY Textured Vase
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Step 1. Decide on container.
This could be a plastic oat milk bottle like I used or any kind of glass bottle (think spaghetti jar, mason jar or something with a unique shape.)
Step 2. Apply three layers of white spray paint on the top half or until completely covered.
I chose not to tape off anything during this step because it was easier!
Always follow the directions on your specific paint as to drying time and make sure you have the proper ventilation.
I like to setup an area outside where I can spray paint and not make a mess. I’m definitely a messy painter so you might want to watch how windy it is the day you create this project! Oh, and wear old clothes/shoes that can get dirty/messy without regrets!
Step 3. Wrap frog tape on top layer of white.
I found this to be the most difficult step! Just keep wrapping until completely covered. You can even take your fingernail and adjust the tape so the line around the bottle is even.
Step 4. Add textured spray paint in three coats, drying in between coats.
This paint sprays absolutely beautifully and easily. I’m throughly impressed by it and am brain storming more ways to use it in my home.
Step 5. Peel off frog tape and you’re done!
Step 6. If necessary, weigh the container down with marbles, weights, pennies or whatever you have on hand.
The container may be off balance depending on the weight of the stems you use. I just “borrowed” some pennies from my grandsons’ penny jar!
I love this project for fall or even the upcoming Christmas season. Heck, I’d use it any time of the year!
This DIY textured vase is inexpensive, easy enough for anyone to try and looks way classier than it costs!
And I knew this DIY was a winner when my daughter’s fiancé told me he wanted one!
I added a $1 yard sale copper container with seasonal elements in it and created a simple vignette!
Does this tutorial make you want to go to the craft store? How would you use this spray paint?
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