New This Month

Painted Flower Bud Vases

Turn a grouping of vessels palette-friendly by swirling transparent glass paint onto the bottom of each.

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Photography by: Alpha Smoot

THE TOOLS

  • Paintbrush or foam dauber
  • Glass paint 
  • Glass bottle or vase
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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

HOW-TO

  1. With a paintbrush or foam dauber, apply glass paint to the bottom of a bottle or vase. 
  2. Let vessel air-dry completely for 21 days, or bake it to expedite the drying process. To bake, air-dry for 1 hour, then place in a cool oven. Set temperature to 350° and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let glass cool completely. Wait 72 hours before using.

THE DETAILS

Martha Stewart Crafts large brush set, $15, and foam dauber, $5, michaels.com. Martha Stewart Crafts glass paint in Wisteria, $3.50, and Pebeo “Vitrea 160” glass paint in Bengal Pink, $6 for 45ml, dickblick.com. “Joyce” bud vase, $3, cb2.com.

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