Colorful Etched Vases With Flower Puns And Sayings

I love these long hot summer days; they inspire me to be productive and follow my dreams. All that nice natural light at home also makes me want redecorate and keep each room of my apartment looking fresh and fun.

Colorful Etched Vases

modern Colorful Etched Vases

I find that there’s nothing better than buying some fresh flowers to spruce up different rooms of the house: a tall bouquet for the living room, a colorful collection for the kitchen, a few small flowers for the bedroom. But don’t you feel like you never have that perfect vase? I know I do. That’s what inspired these fun summer DIY etched and stained flower vases!

Hello sunshine Colorful Etched Vases

All you need is an inexpensive glass vase, vinyl letters, Martha Stewart etching cream and brush (optional), and spray paint. We got our vases at the dollar store, but Ikea, Target, and second hand stores are great places to find inexpensive glassware to add a DIY touch to. Just think up a few sayings or words that inspire you, and you’re ready to get started!

Here are some phrases we came up with:

  • Wild & Free
  • Blooming good
  • A rose is a rose is a rose
  • Hello sunshine
  • Freshen up

Wild and free Colorful Etched Vases

DIY Etched and Stained Vase Supplies:

  • A glass vase
  • Vinyl letters (like these because they’re easily removable)
  • Martha Stewart etching cream and brush (optional)
  • Kreylon Sea Glass spray paint (sea foam) and Design Master Tint It (mango)
  • A tarp to throw down while you spray paint
  • A mask to wear while spray painting

Blooming Good Colorful Etched Vases

Colorful Etched Vases Orange

 Instructions:

Cleaning:

Start by cleaning the glass vase with soap and water. Once it’s clean and dry, wipe it down with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. This will ensure that it is clean and has no fingerprints on it.

Apply etching cream:

Once the glass is dry, apply etching cream to the whole vase and let it sit for 15-30 minutes to ensure it etches through evenly, then wash it off. (note: this step is optional but we thought it made the letters stand out more)

Message:

Now, pick your saying and place the letters on as straight as you can; this can be difficult, be patient! After your letters are on, you’re ready to spray paint! Lay your tarp down in a well-ventilated area outside. If it is even the slightest bit windy, make sure you’re not near anything you don’t want to get painted since the spray paint will blow in the wind and could dye your porch orange if you’re not careful (not that this happened to us or anything…)! Put your jars down on the tarp and put your mask on. Shake the spray paint vigorously according to package instructions. Then, holding the can about 12-18 inches away from your vase, start spraying. You’ll want to walk around the vase and move the spray paint up and down slowly to get an even coat. The paint will look slightly lighter going on, and you can always do a second coat if need be, so don’t over do it! Once you’ve covered the vase, let it dry where it is for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Second Coat:

Once it’s dry, either do a second coat or bring it inside to remove the letters.

Colorful Etched Vases Hello Sunshine

And voila now you have a fun custom vase with an inspiring saying perfect for summer!

Colorful Etched Vases mason jars

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