Have you seen those chic yet very pricey pieces of pottery in the home decor catalogs? Let me show you how to create your own clay vase diy project for a fraction of the price using thrift store glassware and this easy paint technique!
It’s time again for the monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop, hosted by my friend Andrea from Design Morsels. If you’re coming over from a visit with Liberty from B4 and Afters, welcome! I loved her vintage hutch makeover. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for links to all of the participant’s projects. You won’t be disappointed!
How to Make a Faux Textured DIY Clay Vase
First, you want to choose a glass vase with an attractive shape. You may already have some in your home. If not, these are a dime a dozen at thrift stores and tag sales.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- glass vase
- Dixie Belle Slick Stick
- latex, acrylic or chalk paint in your desired color
- baking soda
- foam paint brush
- regular paintbrush
- clear spray paint sealer
It’s very important to prime the vase with Slick Stick prior to applying paint. If not, the paint won’t properly adhere to the glass.
Apply one coat of Slick Stick with a foam brush and let it dry for at least two hours. If you have time, you can apply a second coat for even better results.
Mix together about a teaspoon of baking soda into approximately a quarter cup of paint.
The baking soda will thicken up the paint and give it some texture.
Paint the vase with the baking soda mixture. You will need at least two coats.
I love this rich, creamy neutral color. When the paint is fully dry, spray with sealer and you’re done!
I styled my vase with a bunch of faux ferns from Walmart. I just love how it came out!
Look at that nice texture! I’ve seen some other faux clay vase diy projects that involved creating a lot of texture for a rustic, aged look. While my texture is more subtle, I think it really looks like pottery!
Thanks for stopping by today! I’m the last stop on the hop, but if you’re just joining in now, start at the top with our hostess, Andrea of Design Morsels. She’s got a neat abstract art project to share with you!
And if you enjoyed this project, check out these other crafts that I made for the Creative Craft Hop:
Until next time!