Gold dipped vases are an easy way to add a touch of class to clear glass vases. They only require a few minutes to do and is less pricier.
The good things about these are that the design and the color could be customized to one’s own liking. I love that they could be used for seasonal as well as for everyday decor. My vases are from the Dollar Tree. It is the one item from the Dollar tree that I like to have on hand seasonally. The sizes and style do vary.
Gold dipped vases are so easy to make. Although, these were not technically dipped in paint. They were sprayed but they carry the same idea as vases that were dipped in paint.
This is how to make them. What you will need:
- clear vases
- spray paint (color of choice)
- painters tape
- scrap paper
Make sure the glasses are clean and dry. These are pretty new (I bought them earlier this Fall). But I have used them for another reason before deciding to paint them.
Decide where you want to add the paint. Use painters tape to section out the part that you want painted or to cover up the spot that you do not want painted.
Cover it all the way around. Smooth the tape out. Painters tape can easily be re-positioned so if it does not look right, then remove it and replace.
I had some gold spray paint lying around. I love this Rust-Oleum brand and always seem to get it whenever I am purchasing spray paint.
Layer the scrap paper in a well ventilated area, I went outside. Hold each vase over the paper then apply paint according to the directions on the spray paint can. If you are spraying the lower end of the vase, it’s OK if some of it gets to the bottom. You can remove it or cover the entire bottom with spray. You can see my tag on this one still on there. I’m bad at leaving tags on things like these. But once you are satisfied with how the paint looks, let the vases dry. Add another coat of paint if desired.
This one looked a little rough in the beginning because I sprayed too much. I removed most of it quickly with a wet rag then sprayed it again. I did three vases and did not have that problem with the other two. Once it was dried though it looked pretty OK.
I love the finished product of the vases. The gold really does add a nice accent to them. And they can be used anywhere in the home.
Add flowers (real or faux), rocks, shells, pinecones, acorns, any kind of decorative element that goes in a vase, and they will look very nice. And now my Dollar Tree vases do not look so Dollar Tree anymore (at least I don’t think so–). They are a bit more fancy, chic (as they say) and more stylish. And I am really linking them.
Not quite sure exactly where I want to use them yet. But you can see how I used them here on our Fall table setting in the photo below. Post here. There are many little areas in this house to be decorated and I am still playing around with ideas.
Again, this is a very inexpensive way to upscale and customize decor. The design could be changed out to suit one’s tastes too such as adding more lines to create a stripped look horizontally or vertically.
What do you think? Easy enough? Have you dipped or sprayed part of a vase in paint like these before? Let’s here it!!