Monday, February 11, 2013

10 Puffy LOVE Vases

Valentine's day decor will not be complete without one or more vases you can fill with fresh, faux flowers or any other fillers. My Love vases are a low-cost project, created simply from four different glass vases from Dollar Tree and paints I had in my craft stash.

Lets begin by gathering the following materials.

  • 4 glass vases. I choose four different shapes.
  • Clear Contact Paper
  • Tracing Paper
  • Krylon Spray Paint - Cherry Red
  • Scribbles Dimensional Fabric Paint - Sparkle
  • Letters - I created mine in Word using Font Name: RAVIE, Font Size: 175, printed on reverse order.
  • Scissors
  • Newspapers
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Paper towels
  • X-Acto Knife


Using the tracing paper, begin tracing your letters onto the contact paper. Make sure your letters are placed in Reversed Order, prior to tracing.

Wash and dry your vases. Wipe them using rubbing alcohol and paper towels. Let them dry completely.

Cut your letters following the tracing lines. Remove the backing paper and firmly apply letters to each vase.

Using your fingers, rub each letter to make sure the edges are affix to the vase's surface.

Cover your working area with plenty of newspapers or drop cloth. In a well ventilated area; paint your vases using the Krylon Spray paint. I gave my vases two coats. Let each coat dry for at least one hour. Let vases dry overnight before adding your Fabric Paint.

Remove the letters from all the vases. If any spray paint bled under your letters, carefully remove it with a X-Acto knife.

Begin decorating your vases using the Scribbles Fabric Paint. Outline and fill each letter. Make sure the exposed glass area is covered with paint. Let dry at least 4 hours. I gave my letters to coats of fabric paint to double up the Puffiness.

I just love how this fabric Paint dries, giving my project that awesome Puffiness effect. The plain glass vases I started with now have a super dimensional finish.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and add a few bottles of Fabric Paint to your craft stash; you will not regret it....

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  1. Oh, I L O V E this idea! It's funny to see and a nice result! Thank's for inspiration! Have a good week and feel free to visit my blog!

  2. Very cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!

  3. I love your painted vases! What a perfect addition to your Valentine decor! TFS!

  4. What a fun idea.. stopping in from the gunny sack

  5. Cute vases!! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

  6. This is a really good use of misc. jars - great idea!

  7. I love this idea! I wish I would have seen it earlier! Oh well, next year! I am goint to pin it so I remember !

    I found your site from the Talking about Thursday blog hop. I am now following most of your social medias!

    Look forward to seeing what you create next!

    Cynthia at

  8. This is such cute idea! I love it! Pinning this for sure. Thanks for sharing! Would love for you to come stop by our blog and check it out. We are having a giveaway right now for a Cricut Mini.


  9. Wow awesome ideas really mind-blowing. Keep it up.


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