Craft Level: Intermediate
Amount of time: 45-60 minutes
- Ad Tech Pro 100
- ½” Glue Sticks
- Plain Vase (You probably have one laying around home, otherwise ask a friend or check out a second-hand or dollar store)
- Spray Paint (I had a can laying around—but pick whatever color would best match your decor!)
- An old fork
I was getting sick of all the clear glass vases I had laying around. I decided adding some texture and color would give them pizazz and me some great new décor. Best part, is all it took was a hot glue gun, spray paint and some artistic flair! I have put together a step-by-step tutorial to help you give your extra vases a makeover too.
Apply a blob of hot glue to your vase and use your fork to create strokes in different directions. I had to pick hardened hot glue off the fork every now and then. Looking back it would have been smart to just have a rag around to wipe it off each time. *You can also try using something other than a fork to add texture. Some possible ideas: a stamp, comb/pick, or maybe even just a popsicle stick?
Continue to add glue and texturize it all the way around your vase. It's nice to let one section dry and work on another area so you don't smear or take chunks out of the parts you have already finished.
Bring your hot glue texturized vase outside to spray paint. Make sure you lay something down so you don't stain your driveway or surface. After you are done spray painting, leave it outside to dry. Once it is done drying check your paint job over. I had to give mine a second coat since I missed a few spots where the vase started to curve. Second time around I put the bottom of the vase on the ground and it was no problem! I think second coat created an even level of color all the way around. I would recommend doing a second coat even if you don’t miss spots like me.
Show off your awesome vase, I recommend going and buying yourself some flowers to display
*Great idea for creating wedding centerpieces—just buy spray paint to match your colors!*
Emily works during the week at Hotmelt.com, which has a vast selection of hot melt glue guns, hot glue sticks, hot melt dispensing equipment, nozzles & accessories. The weekends are when she gets to use her mad hot glue skills on fun craft projects!