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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

blessings.

44 Comments

  • jenn
    February 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

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

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  • brittni
    February 23, 2011 at 11:44 am

    awesome idea! i just pinned it.

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    • Victoria
      February 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

      Thanks Brittni, love it when I get pinned:)

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  • Margot Madison
    February 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    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!

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  • Erika {Borrowed&Bleu}
    February 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

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

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  • Julie
    February 23, 2011 at 3:30 pm

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

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  • Sarah (A Paper Proposal)
    February 23, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    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!

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  • [email protected]
    February 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm

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

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  • Erika
    February 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    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

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  • Melissa Lea
    February 24, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Lovely! Love the pretty pinks for spring.

    Stopping over from SITS. Have a beautiful day!

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  • Angeliki
    February 24, 2011 at 12:57 am

    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!

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  • Broot
    February 24, 2011 at 1:29 am

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

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  • LisaDay
    February 24, 2011 at 5:24 am

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

    lisaDay

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  • Penelope
    February 24, 2011 at 5:37 am

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

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  • Melissa {adventuroo}
    February 24, 2011 at 6:17 am

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

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  • Amy @ Belles on a Budget
    February 24, 2011 at 7:15 am

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

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  • B
    February 24, 2011 at 7:33 am

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

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  • zeemaid
    February 24, 2011 at 8:20 am

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

    Happy SITS day!

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  • Christine
    February 24, 2011 at 8:23 am

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

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  • Katherine
    February 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

    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!

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  • Laura
    February 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

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

    Happy SITS Day!

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  • InspiredDreamer
    February 24, 2011 at 10:35 am

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

    Have an Extraordinary Day!

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  • Rachel
    February 24, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Wow. What a great site! Happy SITS day!

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  • Rach
    February 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

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

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  • Life with Kaishon
    February 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I flippin’ LOVE this!
    Gorgeous!

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  • CK
    February 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I LOVE these!

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  • Denice- KDCEvents
    February 25, 2011 at 6:56 am

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

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  • Jean Has Been Shopping
    February 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

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

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  • Stefanie
    February 26, 2011 at 11:45 am

    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!

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  • Niki
    February 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Congratulations on your SITS day!

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