Thursday, March 31, 2011

a vase only a mother could love . . .

* Updated . . .

Lol ~ not really but I couldn't resist that title! Yep, I'm a nerd. Anyway, I found a handful of little bud vases packed away in a box today. I think they're pretty cute 'au naturel' but I thought it would be fun to brighten them up a bit!  



 I scrubbed them up with my designated craft toothbrush . . .



and dried them off pretty well. I didn't want to thin the paint with water.
  




I poured some acrylic craft paint into a vase and turned it this way and that until the inside was coated. It didn't take much paint . . . but too little and it took forever for those little drips to travel around the inside of the vase. I poured out the excess and wiped the rim. Then I put them in a warm oven for a few minutes to dry the paint faster ~ very low heat & oven already turned off. I was worried that the paint might scratch off easily but it didn't ~ woo-hoo! 



I didn't have any little flowers to do a glamour shot with but I'm really happy with the way they turned out! If you have a moment, I'd enjoy hearing what you think of my impromptu project and I'd also love to hear what fun projects you've been working on . . . leave a link if you like!

It's so nice of you to stop by :) Thank you!

* A quick update :) As this was an impromptu project . . .  done on a whim and with no planning, I used the paint that I had on hand. These little vases still look just fine as I use them, but now I use enamel paints that are more suited for durability on glass when I do a glass painting project.

7 comments:

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hey Angela!

So glad you are back! I've missed you. Love your painted vases ~ how charming and so you. I'm going to try that when I have some to play with.

Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello and we'll talk soon again, I am sure.

Ciao bella,

Suzanne

Jennie said...

Those came out so beautiful!!! What a wonderful idea, and the colors you chose are di-vine. Go on with your crafty self :)

Sugar Pink Boutique said...

Oh these are so pretty you did a beautiful job!! I especially love the pink and blue they are my favorite colors! Thank you so much for posting my website link on your gorgeous blog you are so sweet! God bless you!

yippeevintage said...

Thank you, Suzanne :) I'm so happy that you stopped by!

yippeevintage said...

Tee-hee... thanks Jennie!

yippeevintage said...

Aw, thank you SugarPinkBoutique! Your shop looks delicious ~ like a sparkly-sweet candy store! YUM :)

Southern Lady's Market said...

I love them!!

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