Monday, December 3, 2012

Confetti Painted Vases

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.

I started with these clear Libby vases that I had left over from our wedding.(I used 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 used two colors of gold and one champagne craft paint. To create the dots, I dipped the wooden end of a paint brush in to the paint and then dotted the vase. The more paint on the end of the brush creates a larger dot.

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!!

My plan for the mantel was to cluster many metallic candles together but I am running a few short since I only decided to create three confetti vases. I have a little tweaking to do to the mantel but I'll come up with something!

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!!


  1. I LOVE this! What a fun project and the result is gorgeous.

  2. I've been wanting to make these forever! Yours look so good :)

  3. Laura - these look seriously incredible! I just may have to make a few of my own! :)

  4. Oh my goodness...such a cute craft! Love how they glow in the candlelight!

  5. So cute!! These would be great out all year too! Love them with the candles lit!

  6. I love those vases, I think I'm going to try that! So cute! New Follower from the link-up!

  7. These look so great & expensive! Love it.

  8. I love these! They are beautiful! I found your site on Hi Sugarplum's linky party! I'm your newest follower! :)

  9. This is such a great idea, and the gold and silver is such a classic look. I love them! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us. :-)

  10. Love these, I'm hunting around my house for things to confetti dot now!

  11. So pretty! So simple but they make a huge statement. Really classy

  12. These are AWESOME! I have tons of these vases around after making bouquets for weddings. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  13. I love these in gold! I did a few in pink! I linked up to you on my blog:-)


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