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Craft On: Painted Glass Vases

You know those pricey decorative sea glass votives and vases you’ve been seeing at stores this summer?!  Well, as part of my Craft On series I thought I’d show you how to duplicate this effect on glass of your own on the cheap.  I’ll post a better look at this finished glass in action tomorrow.  But for now, check out the video tutorial (by clicking play), and continue on below for the list of materials and full directions.

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Materials Needed Glass Vases

Materials Neeeded:

  • Mod Podge
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Acrylic Gel Medium
  • Paint Brush
  • Mixing Surface (plate)
  • Paint Roller
  • Glass Vase
  • Candle (not pictured)

Step #1: Mix a painting solution together that consists of equal parts mod podge and acrylic paint, and a couple squirts of acrylic gel medium (use about half the amount of medium to the amount of paint).

Step #2: Once your mixture is ready to go, roll the paint onto a paint roller and paint onto the glass vase.

Step #3: Let dry (about 20-30 minutes), then add a second coat.

Step #4: Let your vase dry for 24 hours before using. Then pop a candle in and set the table!

I love these vases down the center of a table – they give off such a calming beautiful light.  And that fact that you can create any color you wish, adds to the unique customization that is possible.  As you’ll see from the instructions, you don’t need to cure the glass – but if you’d like your glass to be extra durable and prevent the paint from chipping off over time, go ahead and cure.