DIY Textured Vase

July 9, 2015

I love a good DIY project and am always looking for inspiration or dreaming up ideas I want to try. This textured vase was actually inspired by a lamp I saw at Target awhile ago; I immediately fell in love with the textured glass of the lamp base. I wasn't in the market for lighting at the time, but I'm always looking for pretty accent pieces for my home, so I decided to make a vase for my workspace instead. Using a tall drinking glass from the dollar store (yes, the dollar store), I simply applied gems and paint to create, what I think, is a vase that's pretty and cool and unique. It took a few days to make, but only because of the necessary drying times for the adhesive and paint; other than that, this was one of the simplest projects I've ever completed.

DIY Textured Vase
1 vase or glass container with no bumps or texture 
studs, beads, or gems with one flat surface
2 oz. tube industrial-strength adhesive
1 can spray paint, any color

Apply adhesive to both the flat side of the gem and the vase, and let set for 2 minutes before sticking gem to the vase. I started at the base and worked my way around; then did the next row above, etc. Repeat with remaining gems until your vase is as covered as you'd like it. Let the adhesive cure for at least 48 hours. Once the vase is dried and adhesive cured, stuff the inside of the vase with newspapers and spray the paint all over to completely cover the gems and fill in all the nooks and crannies between them. Let the paint dry for 24 hours. Add water and fresh flowers, and enjoy the loveliness!

1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful vase. I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing. You did a create job recreating.


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