watercolored vases

My latest DIY for Project Wedding is bright and cheerful, a nice break from the bleak winter weather this last week. Making your own watercolored vases is an affordable option for a spring wedding or party. To make them, you can use any type of plain glass (thrifted or saved from recent packaging will save you money). Combine paint with water and swirl the vase around in the mixture, it creates a very pretty looking watercolor effect. Find the exact instructions and measurements here.

I am absolutely in love with the semi transparent texture and jagged edges this painting technique leaves behind. A few of the vases are currently residing on my kitchen counter filled with french tulips. Happy almost spring!

Photography done for me by Carly Taylor


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Posted February 23, 2011
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40 Responses to “watercolored vases”

  1. jenn says:

    I love this! What a fun, colorful idea :)

  2. brittni says:

    awesome idea! i just pinned it.

  3. I’m so happy you posted this. I was wondering if I could do this for my 40th birthday party centerpieces but hadn’t done the official “thinking” on it. It looks way easier than I thought it might be–danke!

  4. What a great idea! It’s absolutely perfect for spring. :)

  5. Julie says:

    These are so great! I will keep this in mind next time I need to brighten up my home.

  6. I LOVE these! I thought the actual water in the vases was colored at first! I’m not too crafty myself, but I think I could actually pull this one off . Thanks for sharing!

  7. These are so beautiful and so creative. I may have to steal this idea. Love it!

  8. Erika says:

    This is such a great idea! I have lots of plain vases buried in a cabinet and now I know JUST what to do with them! Thanks for the fabulous tip! Xo, Erika

  9. Melissa Lea says:

    Lovely! Love the pretty pinks for spring.

    Stopping over from SITS. Have a beautiful day!

  10. Angeliki says:

    I’m so glad I discovered your blog! I’m so into DIY and stylish decorations. I have agreed to help my best friend organise her wedding and I’m in charge of decorations so, I’ll spend a lot of time here! Already bookmarked your blog!

  11. Broot says:

    I love the colours. What a great idea. Happy SITS Day! :)

  12. LisaDay says:

    Stunning. It does make it feel like spring. Happy SITs day.


  13. Penelope says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Great idea! Happy SITS Day!

  14. Wow- super easy and so pretty! Happy SITS day!

  15. So glad I was introduced to your site through SITS! I absolutely love this idea- it’s easy, budget-friendly and beautiful!!

  16. B says:

    What a great idea! I love the ideas you have on here and the photos are amazing.

    Stopping by from SITS!

  17. zeemaid says:

    I just love it! What a great way to add colour and you can always wash it off later. Neat.

    Happy SITS day!

  18. Christine says:

    Just gorgeous! I’m bookmarking your site and will absolutely be back to copy all of your lovely ideas! Happy SITS day.

  19. Katherine says:

    What a fabulous idea! I Love how I can incorporate this for any color theme. I might use it for St. Patricks day. So glad I found your site. Happy SITS day!

  20. Laura says:

    Tulips are my favorite flower & pink is my favorite color!

    Happy SITS Day!

  21. Wow, that is gorgeous!! Stopping by from SITS, congrats on being featured blogger! Well-deserved, I can already tell!

    Have an Extraordinary Day!

  22. Rachel says:

    Wow. What a great site! Happy SITS day!

  23. Rach says:

    I love tulips and those vases are just so pretty. They make me think of spring! :)

  24. I flippin’ LOVE this!

  25. CK says:

    I LOVE these!

  26. LOVE it! You are so creative! I am so excited to look around. Happy SITS day!

  27. What a beautiful project! I love the delicate colors of the paint.

  28. Stefanie says:

    This is wonderful! What a beautiful, creative way to reuse old vases or glass jars.

    I’m so glad you stopped by today…it gave me a chance to visit your site…and now that I’m here, I think I’ll be coming back again for more creative ideas.

    Thanks again!

  29. Niki says:

    Congratulations on your SITS day!

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