Last year I made this glitter vase for my fall decor. It has held up great in storage and looks awesome still. This was originally shared on Craft Junkie Too last year.
I loved the orange stripes and the price, 99 cents! The problem was that the paint came off really easily. As in, I rubbed it with my finger and off it came. I wanted to keep the color but had to fill in a bunch of scratches. I recruited a friend to help me figure out a way to salvage the color. We brainstormed forever but couldn't find a solution. Finally, I decided on glitter.I got way too much orange glitter at Hobby Lobby, but now I've started my glitter collection I guess. Then I got to work.
Container for Modge Podge mixture
Newspaper to prevent messes
After prepping your area with newspaper, pour some Modge Podge into your container
Step 2 is to pour in a LOT of glitter
Step 3: swirl the mixture around until it’s the thickness you want. I waited to use my paint brush to mix it until I had a lot of glitter in there. A LOT.
Finally, paint that sucker. Like I said, I wanted it to be really thick. And it was really thick.
Here it is drying. It took several hours to dry. Once the white disappeared, I saw a few places I needed to fill in. Easily done!
I LOVE the statement that it makes. Very bold. Very orange. Very bling. Perfect for fall. I love a piece that isn't just Halloween and can stay out until Thanksgiving.
Here's how I styled it for 2011.
On the table: