DIY Drip Painted Vases

Hola Amigos! Happy Monday. Seems like The Muses and the Titan Metis have been kind enough to inspire me at least a little this week and allow me to share with you a couple of very colorful vases perfect for Mother's day or a pop of color in your everyday decor.

You will need for this craft:
A couple of Dollar Store vases (mine from a previous failed project)
Acrylic Paints
and a little bit of patience!

First prime you vases, so if your dripped paint misses a spot it would look like done on purpose.  Place your vases upside down on a surface you don't mind getting messy, because believe me,  you will make a mess!

 Drop a little bit of paint (one good squirt) in the center of your vase and just watch the paint drip on the side.

 Repeat with many colors as you want, moving towards the edge to cover areas missed by the initial few squirts of paint. Note that as you move toward the edges of the vase you will need less and less paint in order to get your layers of color...otherwise you will end up with one big solid color effect. Let your paint dry (here is where patience comes to play) until is completely dry to the touch.

 You could leave it like that at this point or if you want a glossy finish, use a bit of your glossy Mod Podge on each vase...it will take a couple of days to cure though (insert more patience here) and you are done.

By the look of mine I think I'm channeling my inner Miro, Kandinsky and maybe a little of Picasso's Surrealism Period

They look pretty by themselves

Or with Pretty Flowers

Yes there is a little wasted paint involved, a little messy but projects where your imaginations is the limit and really you can't get them wrong are all worth trying in my book!

If you see some faint lines on my vases, it was the result of my failed previous project, new vases should look smooth.

Thank You so much for sharing some time this Monday with me! I would love to hear how your weekend was! Wishing you a Creative, Productive and Healthy week...


Bringing a Paint Palette full of color to these Fabulous Parties:
Under the Table and Dreaming
Between Naps on the Porch
Feeding Big and More
Kathe with an E
Mom 4 Real
A Pinch of Joy
The Dedicated House
Cozy Little House
Love Bakes Good Cakes
We Three Crabs
Clean and Scentsible
Fluster Buster
Ginger Snap Crafts
Savvy Southern Style
The Mandatory Mooch
No Minimalist Here
Food Done Light
The Real Coake Family
Momn on Time Out
Ducks'n Row
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Beyond the Picket Fence
Fireflies and Jellybeans
Rooted in Thyme
The Charm of Home
Simply Designing
504 Main
The Thriftiness Miss
My Turn (for Us)
Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons
One Artsy Mama
PJH Designs
Cheerios and Lattes
Diana Rambles
Classy Clutter
Sew-Licious Home Decor
Sunny Simple Life
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Heatherly Loves
Navy Wifey Peters
The Chicken Chick
Call Me PMc
A Humble Creation
Natasha in Oz
Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Nap-Time Creations
Jennifer Rizzo


  1. What a great idea for the kids to make for grandma for Mother's Day!! Excellent share. :)

  2. Hello! We joined My Favorite Posts Show Off Weekend Blog Party on The Wondering Brain's blog, and it has been so fun to visit blog after blog after blog! You have a wonderful blog and a great layout. What a creative idea! We totally have to do this in the summer!

    We're your new fans! :) Feel free to check out our blog if you have time.

    Cayla and Ashley

  3. Love it. I don't have the patience for things like this so I admire those that do.

  4. How cute. This is a good use for those vases! Hope you can share these at What'd You Do This Weekend? http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/

    Love all your ideas.


  5. Great job Liz! The vases are so colourful and beautiful.

  6. Somehow I knew these beautiful vases would be from you! They are so bright and pretty, just like you!

    Thanks you for lining up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party, my friend! I am always happy to see what you bring to the party!

    Cynthia at http:/FeedingBig.com

    1. Thank You Cynthia! You know me too well! I guess colors are my signature! Hugs, my friend!

  7. I love that instead of dipping it in chocolate you dipped it in paint. I am a color girl so you definitely got my attention.

  8. What a clever idea to update plain vases. They turned out so colorful and springy.
    I am your newest GFC.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  9. These are so colorful and bright! Thanks for stopping by We Three Crabs and linking up! And for your sweet comments. (hero? I wouldn't go that far. *blushes) :)

  10. Love these!! Color, design, so fun and lively!
    Pinning these now!
    Visiting from Cozy Little House


  11. This would make a fun party favor or party activity!

  12. Very creative, Lizy! And one can make them bright, pastel or even dark, but your colors are perfecr for Spring :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

  13. Lizy, I love your vases. I accumulate the cheap glass vases from the florist and always have some in the pantry or basement. I love your idea and think I'll try it. Do you think I could use clay pots if they also were primed? May the sun shine on you, Janet

    1. Miss Blue...this technique will work on any surface...In fact I've seen these done in terracotta pots all the time! They will look so pretty! A big hut to you and the kitties Janet! Thank You for always stopping by the blog and sharing your ideas! Brilliant!

  14. These are so pretty and colorful! You would definitely need patience for this one. lol I'd love for you to share at Transformed Tuesday. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/04/transformed-tuesday-34-features.html Hope you have time to stop by. I'm a new follower.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  15. Love the bright colors! These are really fun and cute!

  16. Gorgeous!! What a beautiful peace of art!

  17. Love this, Lizbeth. You know, it would make a great Mother's Day project for kids. Hmmm. Wonder if my grandkids would like to try this!

    Thanks so much for sharing this post on my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Be sure to come back again next week, OK?

    Ducks ‘n a Row

  18. Hey Lizbeth your ideas are creative and quite innovative. I love this beautiful Arrangement of Flowers in beautiful vase. Thanks for sharing......

  19. Such fun looking vases, it's so happy looking! what kind of paint did you use?

    1. Thank You Krystie! I used acrylic paints from Michael's like Americana and Craftsmart, Also I had a bit leftover from other projects from Martha S. and even samples from Lowes..as you can see whatever you have at hand will work! :0)

  20. Cool! Love the bright colors.

  21. Awesome effect!! Love the colors :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders! Hope you're enjoying your week so far.

  22. Love the bright colors......To: "me"
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


  23. So fun! They turned out great...nice choice of bright colors! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays last week!

  24. Wow !! nice work show here. I love your collection. Nice color combination. Keep Sharing ....

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