The other day I was itching for something to do and decided to use some dollar tree vases I had on hand and a tube of gold acrylic paint to create a few gold rimmed vases. It’s actually a little funny, me being into crafting lately, because I lack that perfectionism that a lot of crafters have. Where Erica would worry about the tiniest piece of dental floss stuck to her shoe in a picture, I take shortcuts and ignore imperfections. She says my brother and I are a lot alike. For example, another project I was working on lately, revamping some old frames in my bathroom, went terribly wrong when I impatiently slathered on the thickest layer of paint possible to save time. Thick layer of paint = bubbles, gummy finish and oh yeah, getting stuck to the newspaper I was painting on. You can guess I won’t be sharing that fiasco on the blog.
So, this craft, isn’t perfect, you can probably see that some of my lines are not the tightest, because I rushed a little with my painters tape. However, you get the concept and if you’re more of a perfectionist than me, you can make an even better version!
Getting started, I gathered some materials. I originally was going to use Mod Podge and make one of the vases with glitter instead of paint, that didn’t go well, so ignore the Mod Podge. For this craft, you will only need a foam brush, acrylic paint, painters tape and a cheapo dollar tree vase.
I taped off each vase, leaving varying widths for different looks, In the end I preferred the vase that I had painted a thinner line in the middle.
Then I just painted them up! Here’s a tip, if you stick a paint covered hand inside the vase to hold onto it while painting the outside, chances are the inside will get painted. Obviously, right?! You can guess, I very cleverly did that and had to do a little clean up with some nail polish remover.
That’s it! I added some beautiful Trader Joe’s roses and am totally happy with my perfectly imperfect new craft.