Painted Bud Vases

With just a little paint, tiny strokes of color turn plain glassware into works of art.
What You Need:
Painted Candelholder
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Make a beautiful vase just in
time for spring.

  • Glass candleholders or bud vases
  • Deco Color paint pens in desired colors and widths (available at art and crafts stores)
  • Paint thinner, if desired

Instructions:

Be creative when painting,
and remember that mistakes
are easy to fix.

1. Wash the glassware in hot soapy water. Allow to dry thoroughly.

2. Working in a well-ventilated room, begin to decorate the candleholders or bud vase.

3. Apply one color at a time and allow it to dry before adding other colors.

4. Use paint thinner to remove any mistakes you have made.

More Ideas:

  • Revive an old candy jar using these user-friendly pens.
  • To make a plaid design, first draw some horizontal stripes, then vertical stripes, then more horizontal stripes. Allow the paint to dry between coats.