Have an old vase or jar that you want to turn into a beautiful, textured piece? Let me show you how to make DIY plaster paint to make the perfect vintage-look vase to hold your Spring blooms!
Textured vessels have been HOT this year and last, and I wanted to make my own version with supplies I had on hand. I LOVE how this vase turned out, and I think you’ll like how easy it is to recreate! It’s such a pretty vessel for your Spring blooms this season. I found these faux cherry stems right here.
Today’s blog post is in collaboration with some of my favourite blogging friends. Before I share my DIY plaster paint vase, have a look at their gorgeous creations for Spring:
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Now, let’s get into my DIY idea!
How to make a textured vase with DIY plaster paint
First, find an old vase that you’d like to upcycle. I thought this one was perfect because it’s large and smooth, so additional texture would be a great feature!
Next, create your own plaster paint by mixing one part latex paint with one part Plaster of Paris. I’ve also seen people mix in baking soda, but I had Plaster of Paris on hand. It gives this paint even more texture and body!
Paint your vase with one coat of the DIY plaster paint. Once that’s dry, paint another thick coat.
You can add texture by using a stencil brush or chalk paint brush to dab the paint onto your vase.
Once the plaster paint is dry, you can dry brush a slightly darker paint over your vase to highlight the texture. I used some light grey paint, put it on a paper towel, and applied a small amount to my paint brush. Then, I lightly and quickly brushed the paint all over the vase.
You’re all done! Isn’t this pretty? This DIY textured vase reminds me of something you might find at a high end store, and it didn’t cost me anything to make!
- Old vase that you'd like to upcycle
- Latex paint (white and a darker colour of your choice)
- Plaster of Paris
- Paint brush
- Stencil brush or chalk paint brush (optional)
- Create your own plaster paint by mixing one part white latex paint with one part Plaster of Paris.
- Paint your vase with one coat of the DIY plaster paint.
- Once that's dry, paint another thick coat.
- You can add even more texture by using a stencil brush or chalk paint brush to dab the paint onto your vase.
- Once the plaster paint is dry, you can dry brush a slightly darker paint over your vase to highlight the texture. I used some light grey paint. Put it on a paper towel, and apply a small amount to your paint brush. Then, lightly and quickly brush the paint all over the vase.
- You're all done! Isn't this pretty?
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