How to Upcycle a Vase with Paint is sponsored by Elmer’s. All opinions are 100% my own.
I had the honor of testing out a fun craft product, Elmer’s Paint Markers. They are great because you can use them on wood, metal, glass, ceramic, and even fabric. When I received these markers I knew immediately what I wanted to try with some recent thrift store finds.
Here is a short four minute video tutorial I did on How to Upcycle a Vase with Paint.
How to Upcycle a Vase with Paint
- Glass vases
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Elmer’s Paint Markers
- Adhesive stencils (optional)
I purchased these glass vases at a thrift store for $2-$3 a piece.
Once you remove your Elmer’s Paint Markers from the package, shake them well. Remove the cap and press the tip down onto a piece of scrap paper for approximately 60-90 seconds to allow the paint to bleed through.
Fill your glass with a generous amount of paint.
Move and shake the glass until the paint coats the entire inside of the glass. This takes time and patience! Allow the paint to dry overnight.
Apply an adhesive stencil to your vase. Feel free to free-hand your design instead of using a stencil.
Fill in the stencil with the desired Elmer’s paint Markers color.
Remove the stencil.
Here is another clear glass vase that I painted green and added polka dots with the metallic markers.
Here is another vase I found at a thrift store that was already green in color. I painted a flower trim with the markers.
There you have it! The possibilities are endless. Try these markers on canvas, metal, and wood too!
Thank you to Elmer’s for sponsoring this video and post!