Don’t waste money on high priced home decor. Use spray paint to turn this plastic milk carton into a clever DIY textured vase!
Recently I was admiring the look of two tone vases from higher end stores, but the price point was way past my budget. I saw some at Pottery Barn for $20-$60.
I liked the general idea but I wanted to create unique and fun crafts. Since I love using spray paint to change the look of most everything I was game to try a new to me product! (See how to spray paint plastic chairs as an example!)
This easy DIY project is perfect if you’re looking to repurpose plastic, glass or even a ceramic vase into the look of stoneware. Spray paint is the easiest way to go!
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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.) Thrift stores and yard sales are also great places to pickup glass vases.
Step 2. Apply three layers of white paint on the top half or until completely covered.
I used white as my base color and 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 inside 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, on trend and easy enough for anyone to try and looks way classier than it costs!
And I knew this tutorial 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! Of course, you can also use it with fresh flowers of your choice as well!
FAQs about spray painting
DIY Textured Vase with Spray Paint
- 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 inside with marbles, weights, pennies or whatever you have on hand.