I was stoked to find these vases and the tray at Ross for a whopping total of $5, but that was almost a year ago, and they’ve been hidden in a drawer since. How sad and shameful is it that I lose track of these things?? Especially if it’s a vase, because God only knows how many vases I have. Thankfully, I was reminded of them when I saw this Etsy listing via Pinterest. Beautiful, right? I tried to think if I had any bud vases that I could do something similar with, and out of the drawer they came out.
Gold would have been the obvious choice, but I’ve been so eager to use this copper spray paint again after almost admitting that I liked it more than the gold one when I used it for my copper tin can planters.
Guys. This stuff is incredible. You might be wondering why the cap looks crappy and I’m wondering that too, because it is entirely misleading. The color and finish are *stunning* and I am even closer now to considering it better than the gold. You can find the spray paint here (affiliate link).
After wiping down the vases with rubbing alcohol, I applied painters tape about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom of each vase. I reinforced the bottom edge of the tape by pressing and sliding my fingers over it since this is what will be creating the edge of the “dipped” paint and it should be as crisp as possible.
I covered the top portions of the vases with aluminum foil, taping it down at the bottom end while making sure it didn’t go below the first strip of tape I applied.
Now for the second funnest part. I held each vase by the neck and sprayed the paint across from the neck to the bottom of the vase. Going in this direction is extra insurance that the paint edge will be crisp, since the paint is moving in the direction from the tape to the glass. I applied 3 light layers, waiting about 1 minute in between applications.
Finally the funnest part. Removing the tape and admiring the paint.
This color could even be considered rose gold, no? Isn’t it gorgeous?! I put in some of my favorite mini green mums and I think they complement the copper so well.
What I like about bud vases is they can really stretch your dollar with flowers. Instead of buying or putting together a whole arrangement, you can just get a small bunch of one variety and spread them across a few vases to create a floral display for less ;).
And now I’m wondering… Do you like the vases displayed with or without the tray? I can’t decide!
40 comments on “DIY Copper Dipped Vases”
I have been wanting to do a set of these and I was actually wondering how they would look in copper– I love them! I gotta add this to my to-do list.
Love the copper! Like the vases without the tray.
LOVE! I’m totally digging copper right now! Such a simple project. :D
Wow, great deal! I’m glad that you put them to use because these are so pretty. I love the fun copper detail.
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That is really a great color. I totally agree on the rose gold. Lovely!
Wow, these look beautiful! The color of the top is almost hilarious how awful it is, so I’m so glad you pointed that out because I would have been scared to buy it.
oh how fab this turned out amy♥ like you i’ve been loving metallic spray paint lately but i haven’t tried the copper one….and i also think that it kind of look like rose gold♥
hey thanks for sharing this over at The DIY’ers!
Anther amazing project!!! They look great both ways but if I had to choose I would probably go for the tray display – it looks more original :)
I bought the copper one based on your previous ‘almost better than the gold’ tip, and adore it! As for with or without the tray – I think the tray looks a tiny bit underwhelming compared to the pretty copper vases. I’m sure you can think of a way to dress it up (copper polka dots, perhaps?) :)
Love the copper color! super cute vases :) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com
These are fantastic!
So pretty! I can’t decide between copper and gold in my projects half the time, haha. I think the vases look cute with the tray!
They are so pretty! Love your copper choice!
LOVE this Amy – I really love the copper… need to figure out something I can try some copper on!
I love the color copper, its not seen much, its really pretty amazing color Good Job
I cannot wait to do this. I have jars/bottles galore that I use all the time for flowers but who ever thought of spray painting to dress them up a bit. I even have some copper spray on hand and am going to get right to it. Thanks!
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No way!!! What a super cute idea! A LOVELY remake, I must say! You go girl…. <3Thanks so much for sharing.… :)
Have a happy weekend; hugs x, Crystelle
These are so cute and the copper really brings out the unique texture of the glass!
Over The Apple Tree
These are so simple but make a big statment! Thanks for sharing at the Creativity Unleashed party this week – you’ve been pinned!!
That copper stands out so nicely against the glass! I need to dip more things…it’s just such a fun twist! I’d love for you to come link up at Skip The Housework Saturday, live now! http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/skip-housework-saturday/
These are so great, love love love. And yes I am a fan of the tray. Your photography skills are amazing by the way, I need you to give me some pointers.
Awesome! I love the way the dots and riffles really pop out in color! And the contrast with the greenish flowers is great. BTW I envy your photography skills – the pictures are wonderful!
I love the color, and I especially like that you used the textured vases. So pretty!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these vases! Featured you tonight at To Do Tuesday. Stop over and check ’em out if you get a chance, and link up again this week!
Hope your week is off to a good start!
Katie @ View From The Fridge
Thanks for always linking up at our Link It or Lump It party! Love these copper dipped vases. I don’t use as much copper as I should!
Gorgeous Amy! Pinning and sharing on my FB page. I just need to figure out somewhere to use some copper around here- I love the warmth of it!!
These turned out really cute! I’ll have to try and find something cute to try this on. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!! ~Lisa
These are lovely! You are being featured at this week’s link party. :) https://www.facebook.com/thelifeofjenniferdawn/posts/707057342668172
I love the copper – gotta try.. I’m an avid spray painter too..so this will be my next to try – I’ve got several vases..I like them displayed with the tray..
Oh I love these! What a fun color with the bright green flowers! Pinning this, and thanks so much for sharing at Creativity Unleashed!
This might be my favorite DIY with glass & paint post ever! Love this idea and will be putting it in to action next weekend! P.S. I prefer the vases without the tray.