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to enjoy enhanced features like these.
Before you get started, choose a vase. They’re inexpensive and fairly easy to find, especially when shopping at thrift stores and yard sales. Focus on the
size and shape—the funkier, the better!
1. Prep your vase for painting by cleaning it with rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner.
2. On a protected surface in a well-ventilated area or outside, turn the vase upside down. Spray paint the outside with a few light coats of black paint,
or brush on black enamel paint with a paintbrush.
3. Let paint dry completely between coats and after the final coat.
Prior to painting or decorating with pitchers, vases and other dishware, hand wash them with Dawn® Ultra dishwashing liquid with active suds. It cleans 2X more greasy dishes*, and helps keep suds stronger for longer.
*per drop vs. the leading non-concentrated brand.
Now that your DIY vase is painted, fill it in creative ways:
Use your painted, filled vases as eye-catching accents:
What would you put inside a black-painted vase?
Dinah is a full-time mother and blogger of DIY Inspired and has a Master of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, Dinah is a member and regular contributor and writer of several product and community websites.
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