pcycling more storage
is always a good thing.
My old, retired pencil holder vase was replaced by Faux Porcelain last year, tutorial can be found HERE.
It was recently taken out of retirement for a facelift from the inside using an ingenious painting technique from Nifty Thrifty Things, described HERE.
Colored acrylic paint was substituted for oil paint, and I added a sprig of cotton string. Here is the result:
Pretty Scissor Storage
Read on for the how-to...
*Find the original tutorial HERE!
1. Glass Container
(99 cents, purchased many years ago @Michael's)
2. Acrylic Paint
3. Foam Brush
4. Mod Podge Gloss
5. Cotton Butcher's String
(purchased for another project,
yet to be made, Amazon)
Step 1: Preparation
- Remove glass beads from glass container.
Step 2: Inside-Out Painting
- Squirt acrylic paint into inside of vase.
- Rotate vase until paint covers entire inside surface.
- Place wax paper on work surface.
- Place paper towel on top of wax paper.
- Set painted vase upsidedown on top of paper towel.
- Allow excess paint to drip down overnight.
Note: oil paint would work much better, as acrylic paint is very thick. I needed a lot more paint than necessary to coat the inside of my vase.
Step 3: Finishing Paint Job
- Turn vase right side up.
|Inside-Out Painted Vase|
- Use paper towel to remove excess globs of paint
from vase rim.
- Use foam brush to apply paint
(globs collected on paper towel)
to unpainted areas around vase rim.
|Paint Job Complete|
- Allow paint to dry for 2-3 days.
Step 4: Protection
- Use foam brush to apply Mod Podge to inside rim
and bottom of vase.
(This will protect the paint from chipping.)
- Allow to dry overnight.
Step 5: Accessorize (optional)
- Add string or ribbon around neck of vase.
|Pretty Cotton String|