Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How to create a Designer Frosted Vase the easy way

I love having fresh cut flowers in vases sitting around our home, so while at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago I found 6 vases for only .99 cents each. I scarfed them up and put them in my buggy. I knew I wanted to transform each one to make them a little prettier. After I left Goodwill, I went by Michaels to pick up some Krylon Frosted Glass spray.(Among other things~Can you ever get out of that store with just one item?)
First~I cleaned the vase with warm soapy water then wiped the outside with alcohol to make sure it was good and clean. I was going to just frost the vase but then decided to add my own little design to it.
After cleaning, I stuck little round stickers in a random pattern and then stretched a couple of rubber bands over the vase like in the photo below. I also added some masking tape to the top inside edge, I didn't want the spray/frosted look to be on the inside of my vase.
frosted vase

Some people have fancy smancy paint booths~I have a cardboard box and a drop cloth. I also stuck some paper in the vase just to insure that spray didn't go inside the vase.  Next just spray your item in nice sweeping motions. I gave my vase 3 coats...drying between each coat.
krylon frosted spray vase
Let dry for about an hour, then peel the stickers off and cut the rubber band loose. Fill the vase with water and your favorite flowers. I picked some of our Don Juan Roses for mine.
Krylon Frosted Sprayed Vase

It's a little hard to see the detail in the above photo, so here's a close-up of the vase.
Frosted Krylon Vase
I really enjoyed doing this quick and simple project. Goes to show you don't have to spend hours and hours on every project to create something beautiful. Grab yourself a vase and some Krylon Frosted Spray and make something unique for your home. 
Note:After I took the photos I put some food coloring in my vase and it really makes the clear sections pop with color. (An after thought....again... so no photo showing it)

Frosted vase

I really like how this turned out...What do you think? Are you going to make one for yourself??

From the Heart,

Parties that I like to join throughout the week:
Monday: Cedar Hill Ranch, Made By You Monday, Met Monday, Meet Me Monday, More the Merrier Monday,
Motivated Monday, Debbiedoo's, Mop it up Monday
Tuesday: Tip Me Tuesday, Knick of Time Tuesday, A Stroll thru Life, Not Just a Housewife
 Tweak It Tuesday
Wednesday: Wow Us Wednesday, Wicked Awesome Wednesday, DIY by Design,
No Minimalist Here, Primp Your Stuff, Penny Pinching Party, Under $100 Linky Party,  
House of Hepworths
Thursday: Transformation Thursday, Time Travel Thursday, Blog Stalking Thursday, Carolyns Homework,  One Artsy Mama
 Live Laugh Linky Thursday
Friday: Feathered Nest Friday, Inspiration Friday, Frugal Friday, Weekend Wrap Up, Miss Mustardseed, Happy Hour Projects, Stuff and NonsenseCommon Ground Shine on Fridays   
Sat: Funky Junk Interiors, It's Overflowing  Southern Hospitality 
Sun: DIY Showoff, My 1929 Charmer, Homemaker on a Dime,Under the Table and Dreaming
Plus a few others~
Embracing Change
Make it Great Monday 
Make It Pretty Monday
Bouquet of Talent


  1. Beautiful ! I dod not know we get such frosty paints. Thanks for sharing. -diya

  2. Wow...your vase turned out beautiful. Great job! Hopped over from Transformation Thursday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @

  3. Wow, that is beautiful!! You did a great job. I love your design. HUGS

  4. Beautiful!!! I'd never thought of the dots. Pinning, copying, etc!

  5. I just might attempt a project like that.

    Popped in from Stuff and Nonsense's Fridays Unfolded.

  6. Very cool, I love the way the vase turned out-I saw that paint in the store the other day and almost bought it but hesitated, now I'm definitely picking it up next trip! By the way, if you like Krylon I have a giveaway for six cans of their paint on my blog today ;) I'm visiting from TT&J!

  7. This turned out beautifully! I keep seeing things like this on Pinterest and wanting to try it but just haven't yet. So glad you shared this {and how easy it is} at Shine on fridays!

  8. this is great! I love your work :)

  9. Thank you so much for linking up to my very first Bouquet of Talent linky party. I am thrilled and honored to have you there. I still have this awesome project on my to-do list, too! :)

  10. This vase is so pretty! I'd love to try that. I've seen the Krylon frosted spray at the store but have never used it, but now I think I will. Thanks for the inspiration. Found you through Life on Lakeshore Dr linky party and am a new follower. Would love if if you would stop by for a visit and follow back.


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