We must have a new manager at our local Goodwill because my jaw dropped open when I checked out the prices on some pretty glass vases. They usually are $5.99-7.99 which is almost retail. However I was pleasantly surprised at $1.99 for each of them. In my cart, and out the door. LOL
I got the Stop and Smell the Roses vase for $1.00 at a garage sale last fall, having a trio was the perfect excuse to have a paint party using fingernail polish and Vitrial glass paint.
A razor blade made quick work of scraping the gold font and the vase shined after a nice soapy bath in the kitchen sink. I love Vitrail paints for glass. They go on so smooth and dry to a glassy finish. I used my fingers to paint a swirling pattern with each of the gorgeous colors as if it was blown glass. I haven’t painted the backside because it would be difficult to show my design, so that is a job for tonight.
I like the shape of this vase and it was perfect to make faux glass stripes which were seperated with a gold felt pen. EASY.
This is such an easy upcycle with fingernail polish and if you change your colors, a little acetone wipes the design and you can start all over again. I printed out an easy flower design and taped the cut out inside the vase so it was fool proof to paint.
Then I filled in the design with two shades of blue nail polish plus a pretty green and outlined it with black paint pen.
This was a fast and fun project to inspire you to upgrade your clear vases with some happy spring colors!