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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



  1. jenn

    23 February

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

  2. brittni

    23 February

    awesome idea! i just pinned it.

    • Victoria

      23 February

      Thanks Brittni, love it when I get pinned:)

  3. Margot Madison

    23 February

    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

    23 February

    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

    23 February

    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

    24 February

    Lovely! Love the pretty pinks for spring.

    Stopping over from SITS. Have a beautiful day!

  10. Angeliki

    24 February

    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

    24 February

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

  12. LisaDay

    24 February

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


  13. Penelope

    24 February

    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

    24 February

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

    Stopping by from SITS!

  17. zeemaid

    24 February

    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

    24 February

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

  19. Katherine

    24 February

    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

    24 February

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

    Happy SITS Day!

  21. InspiredDreamer

    24 February

    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

    24 February

    Wow. What a great site! Happy SITS day!

  23. Rach

    24 February

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

  24. Life with Kaishon

    24 February

    I flippin’ LOVE this!

  25. CK

    24 February

    I LOVE these!

  26. Denice- KDCEvents

    25 February

    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

    26 February

    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

    26 February

    Congratulations on your SITS day!

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