I am trying to use most of what I already have for Christmas decor this year. It just doesn't make sense to go out and buy all new but, then again, I like to change it up just a bit! Last year I used lots of silvers, golds and a few rustic elements and I plan on doing the same this year. For a simple holiday craft, I created confetti painted vases using craft paint and plain clear vases I already had at home.
I pinned a colorful version of these vases a while back and knew that a simple metallic version would mix in great with my holiday decor.
this trick to get out all the melted candle wax!) I had planned on confetti-ing all 7 vases that I had on hand, then decided maybe 5 would look better, then I started working and realized how much time each one took and decided 3 would be great!
I started with the darkest color, then added the middle shade, and then the lightest color on top. In between colors, I used a hair dryer to quickly dry the dots. Also, if some of the dots got too thick, I dried them just enough before spinning the vase to keep the dot from running.
The directions then say to place in a cold oven, preheat to 350 degrees, bake for 30 minutes and then turn off the oven and cool completely while the glasses are still in. I kind of skipped this step but I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually!!
These are pretty with a little candle in them but will also look great with flowers for non-christmas-y occasions!
I can't believe it is Christmas time already! It seems like this year has flown by- but I'm taking in every little moment this last month here at home!
I'm linking up with Hi Sugarplum on Tuesday and also The Nester for the Best Christmas DIY and Crafts Ever Party! Come check out all the great crafts!!