Hello all!!! Happy Saturday. So, I decided to skip the “Week In Review” today, because I wanted to share my little DIY project with you. I’m actually participating in the Pinterest Challenge, which is being hosted by some of my fellow bloggers: Bower Power, Young House Love, Hi Sugarplum, and The Great Indoors. Basically, the Pinterest Challenge challenges you to complete one DIY project that you’ve pinned on Pinterest. Do you remember these great little mason jars that I showed you a while ago? Well, I decided to try something very similar. I love the dimensional designs. The designs on these containers were created with hot glue. I decided to use puffy paint instead (puffy paint is my new favorite thing. I’m so in love with it).
The teardrop container in the back was the inspiration for my project. It’s soooo cool and pretty!!! (Click the pic for more info. on this project)
Before I show you my project, take a look at another project that I recently pinned on Pinterest. Here they used puffy paint.
This is a great tutorial, and it’s pretty much exactly what I did. (Click the pic for more info on this project)
And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for. Here’s what I did…
I started with an old clear-glass vase that has been sitting in my kitchen cabinet for three years (sorry I forgot to take a pic of the vase in it’s original form. I’m sure you can use your imagination). I then covered the vase with dots of puffy paint.
Once the paint dried I added a second layer of dots right on top of the first layer to give it more dimension. This is what the vase looked like at that point.
Then I covered the top of the vase with painter’s tape to avoid getting paint on the inside of the vase. Remember to prime before you paint…it’ll help the paint adhere to the glass. I used white Rustoleum primer.
Another tip that may be useful is to turn your vase upside down for the first coat of paint, and right side up for the second coat of paint. This will ensure that the paint is applied evenly (especially if your vase is curvy like mine). I used flat white Rustoleum spray paint.
After you’ve applied two coats of paint, this is what you’ll have…
Isn’t she pretty?!?!? I love her. She turned out exactly as I had hoped. If you decide to try this project please, please, please e-mail pics (my e-mail address is listed under the contact tab). Have fun DIY-ing .