As one of Apartment Guide’s newest content team members, I’ve been inspired to try dazzling up my neglected small space, one Pinterest project at a time.
Here’s one I tried that was not an epic fail: DIY Painted Marble Vases. This project caught my attention because I already had four vases and paint on hand. I didn’t have to spend a dime.
- A few 2 oz. bottles of acrylic and enamel craft paint (less than $3 each at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Jo-Ann’s or a similar craft store)
- Glass vases (find them hiding under your kitchen sink, or get them for a buck each at the dollar store).
- Old newspaper for work surface
Side note: I believe this project works best when using two paint colors per vase. To challenge your inner DIY daredevil, you could try using three or more colors for a groovy tie-dye effect.
I started by pouring two colors into the bottom of the vase, just enough to coat the bottom.
Side note: I did four different vases at the same time, so don’t be confused by the interchanging paint colors.
Slowly tilt and rotate the vase, tipping the opening downward and allowing the paint to coat the inside of the vase. If the ease of paint’s flow slows down, add a few more drops as needed.
Once the entire inside of the vase is covered with a pretty marble pattern, sit the vase on its side on top of the newspaper surface for 24-48 hours until dry. Sitting it sideways will keep gravity from forcing the wet paint down and ruining the marble effect.
Show off your DIY masterpiece! I like mine in front of the fireplace.