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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

DIY: Swirl Paint Vases

After reading Megan at Honey We're Home's post about her DIY swirl paint vases ~ ~
I told myself "heck, yeah! I want to try that! That is just awesome!!

And so I did! 

not just one ~ but two vases!

It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.  I did a lot of shaking of the vase so that the paint will cover the entire glass.

Here's my supplies...  yellow and green craft paints....

and clear glass vases...

Poured the yellow paint at the bottom of the vase first.

Started swirling it.

Poured the green paint at the bottom of the vase.

I got so impatient with the process because I did a lot of swirling already but is seems like the paint is too thick.

So I put water ...uhm not just a little bit of it...
too much water that it actually diluted the paint and the green and yellow blend in together and turned into one color! yellow-green (avocado looking green) lol!!

i completely forgot that rome was not built in one day...

but i thought it doesn't look bad at's just not the way i hope it would look like...
look at how thin the paint looks! uhm..okay ~ that makes me human, I also make mistakes.... :)

and so I tried again...this time, I had a lot of patience in me!

Followed the same process on my first vase, except the water part! :)
and i am pleased with the result...

There you go, my DIY swirl paint vases.  Thank you for the inspiration Megan of Honey We're Home.

What about you? Did you ever messed up a project because you were not patient enough.

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  1. Fun project! I saw this idea last winter and did the same technique to the inside of clear bulb ornaments. It didn't require quite as much patience!

    1. did you really emma...well, i bet you are a very patient person! :))

      i still can't wait to start my bar stools project like you did!

      thanks for dropping by...

      huggies ***
      smart momma

  2. Your vases turned out neat. I purchased 6 vases about a week ago at GW. They're on my to do list, I'll probably do the swirl paint to a couple of them.

  3. thank you jana! goodluck to your paint-swirling and your other projects!!

    thanks for dropping by...

    huggies ***
    smart momma

  4. These are gorgeous! I think this may be my next DIY project for Fall. Visitng from Kaminski's Creations.

    1. oh thank you for saying that erin, i became a very patient person after this project, lol!

      thanks for dropping by & hope to see you next time! goodluck on doing this project ~ it's gonna be worth it ;)

      smart momma

  5. Firstly the quality of the antiques. Antique Chinese porcelain is of very high quality. It took many years to perfect techniques that achieved this quality and then craftsmen would take many years to become skilled at their craft old vases prices


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