{DIY} Colorful Vases and Candle Holders

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
Painter’s tape
Primer Spray Paint
Spray Paint in your choice of color
Spray Sealant
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! 

photo via Vintage Pretty
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!

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Jenni is a freelance writer and media assistant based in Portland, OR. A Well Crafted Party is a blog about all the little things to celebrate in life. Follow Jenni or A Well Crafted Party with BlogLovin, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

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    Jenni, they look great and super easy to diy! I am definitely going to make these soon. I actually have some hurricane lamps I have been wanting to mix up. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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