I love creating and I love to find new and fun ways to make things beautiful! I also love colorblocked vases. One of my favorite projects of all time is a gold color blocked cement vase (you can see it HERE). It is just so pretty! Well I wanted to find a way to create a lighter more see-through look on a clear glass vase to give a watercolor appearance. I wanted something light and beautiful but full of color! And so I came up with a fun idea to create a watercolor dipped vase! And I really love how it turned out! This is really easy to create and I think you will love making it too!
A big thank you to Elmer's for making today's post possible.
To create a Watercolor Dipped Vase, you will need:
- Clear Glass Vase (I used an empty drink container I already had on hand)
- Elmer's School Glue
- Food Coloring (I used neon blue food coloring)
- Paint Brush
- Disposable Paper Plate
- Painters Tape (optional)
- Hair Dryer (optional)
You will begin by ensuring that your vase is clean before doing anything else. If you want to use painters tape to tape off a portion of this vase you may. Or you can freehand this project. It is up to you really. If you use tape, just be sure to remove the tape before the glue is dried.
Pour a bit of Elmer's School Glue onto a disposable paper plate. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix together. I wanted a bright color so I added several dropped of food coloring to my glue.
Then I used a paint brush to paint the glue / food coloring mixture onto my vase. I needed two coats to get the look I wanted.
To help the glue / food coloring mixture dry faster on your vase, you can use a hair dryer set on low. You don't need to do this, but it gives a nice matte look to the finished vase and helps the project go quicker. Otherwise you can just let this air dry completely between coats.
Be sure to remove the painters tape before it is dry.
And in just a couple of minutes, it was easy to create this watercolor dipped vase! It is such a pretty way to display flowers.
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That vase is beautiful! I love how simple it is, but how big of a statement it could make in a room. Pinning this to try! 🙂
Very pretty project Ashley.... happy to know I'm not the only one that brings out the hair dryer. 🙂
So many possibilities using this techniqe.
I appreciate you sharing at talk of the town!
Your vase is very cute - pinned and shared
Really creative and really cute! Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday's!
Can you wash it once the color has been added???
Send me an email if you can, Thanks
Elmer's Glue is washable with water so I would just be really really careful. I think a damp cloth on it would be your best bet. I don't need to wash the outside of my vases a lot, it's generally the inside that gets dirty for me, so I don't think it will be a big problem.
Thanks for stopping by!