I have a baby shower I’m co-hosting this weekend. We decided to do it crazy pink. I’m really excited about all the the elements in the works. We are setting it up as more of a cocktail party than a traditional baby shower. We wanted to do a variety of pink flowers for part of the decor. I had seen these DIY painted sea glass on Pinterest, and I thought they’d be a lot of fun to try for this party.
Materials needed: Old vases (Goodwill is always a good option if you don’t have some on hand), Elmer’s Glue, Food Coloring and Sponge Paint Brushes.
You mix the glue with the food coloring to make your desired color. Add a little coloring to the glue, and then keep adding until you have the color you want. I put on the glue paint on around the lower part of the vase and the upper rim. Then, you do smooth strokes all the way up and down the vase. I had Abby do the initial work on the vases while the other kids were sleeping. Then, I came back over with the smooth stroke to give it a more polished finish. It has been fun to see how much my kids can actually help at times. Before Meaningful Mama, I’d be doing this work by myself.
The great thing about these vases is you can make them in any color and any darkness. This was just one coat. The coat is on the outside, so you don’t need to worry about the water on the inside of the vase. Just try not to drip on the outside as you are filling it with water. I’m sure you could put some sort of sealant on to make them last longer. However, I had some drips that didn’t look good on one, and I was able to just peel of the paint and do the section over again. I love that if I wanted a different color, I can clean these up and do it again. We will be doing pink flowers for the party, but I only had purple in the moment, so that’s what’s pictured above.
Reader Comment Tip: “I read this technique a few days ago on Tiphero.com. They said you coiuld seal your jars with Krylon Clear which comes in a gloss & semi-gloss.You have to use several coats.”
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