One of my favorite parts of the recent Portland Blogger meet-up
was creating some of the pretty spring decorations for the event. I wanted to bring in some of my favorite spring/summer hues without breaking the bank. So, a few cans of spray paint later and I had fun decor items that could serve multiple purposes. You can customize the look to fit ANY party by just changing the color!
Glass vases and/or candle holders
Alcohol to remove stickers
Primer Spray Paint
Spray Paint in your choice of color
Step One: Take off the stickers (if there are any) from your vessel.
I took of the stickers by rubbing them with rubbing alcohol.
After the alcohol sat on the sticker for a few moments the sticker pulled right off.
Remember to clean the and dry the vessel after using the alcohol.
Step Two: I really wanted the top of the vases and candle holders to be left unpainted. So, I ran painters tape along the tops of the vessels. I varied the width of the tape for my project.
Step Three: In a well-ventilated and protected area spray the vessels with a primer coat. Let dry for time specified on the back of the spray paint can.
Step Four: Spray the vessels with a coat of color. Let dry for time specified on the back of the spray paint can. Give the vessels a second coat if needed.
Step Five: Spray the vessels with a coat of sealant to keep the paint from scratching.
Step Six: Remove tape!
The vessels made great vases for the fresh flower arrangements
. They also held pens and forks throughout the party. And, best of all, they made beautiful candle holders.
They really gave a beautiful glow!
I’d love to know if you attempt this DIY and would really love to see photos of the finished product!