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DIY Personalized Gift Vase for Mom

DecoArt® Glass Paint™

DIY Personalized Gift Vase for Mom
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DIY Personalized Gift Vase for Mom

designed by Crimson Duvall

Personalize a plain glass vase for Mom with DecoArt® Glass Paint™ and Glass Paint Markers

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DecoArt Opaque Glass Paint Marker

  • Black (DGPM64)

DecoArt® Glass Paint

  • Beige (DGP15)
  • Deep Green (DGP17)
  • Dijon (DGP23)
  • Soft Violet (DGP19)
  • Terra Cotta (DGP21)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • scissors
  • cosmetic sponge
  • glass cylinder (vase-any size)
  • pencil
  • small oval paintbrush (soft)
  • medium oval brush (soft)


NOTE: Follow the directions on the paint bottles to bake the glass piece, making the glass paint even more durable.

  1. This painted glass vase is a great Mother's Day gift idea. Take a simple clear, glass vase and personalize it with a meaningful message for any Mom painted with Glass Paints and Opaque Glass Paint Markers. Start with any size glass vase. A wide cylinder shape works great for this design.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Clean the surface of the vase by wiping with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. (This removes any oils or dirt.) Apply Beige Glass Paint to the entire glass cylinder surface, using a cosmetic sponge in a dabbing motion. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat of Beige with a soft, medium-sized oval brush with even strokes. Allow to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Print out the provided patterns and cut out with scissors to make the shape templates. Trace the shapes onto the vase with a pencil. (TIP 1: Practice the layout to see what you like best before you trace. TIP 2: Add your own shapes or personal message.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the organic shapes with the Glass Paint colors: Dijon, Soft Violet, Dark Green, and Terra Cotta. Use a soft brush in the size that is appropriate for each shape. Allow to dry and apply a second coat if needed.
    Step 3 Example
  5. When the paints are dry, add a nice details using the Black Opaque Glass Marker. (TIP: When adding the black lines/dots, don't follow along the edges of the paint colors. Instead ,paint the line right inside or outside the color edges to give a nice modern look.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. This glass vase painting idea is perfect for a table centerpiece, home décor, a personalized gift, and more.
    Step 5 Example
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