I’ve seen vases filled with ornaments everywhere and wanted to join in on the pizzazz. The display is so festive while still being simple, which I love keeping things simple :). To go with my silver Christmas decor, I decorated the vase with Looking Glass Spray Paint. (Before we get into it, can I just talk about how much I love the mini white bottle brush trees displayed in the photo above?? I perched them on top of candle stick holders, which they themselves look like abstract silver trees, no? Love it all.)
You can get the spray paint here (affiliate link). I introduced this paint in my mercury glass votives DIY and I’ve really wanted to use it again since. While in that project I painted the outside of the glass, this time I wanted to try painting the inside of the glass, which is what the intended technique for this spray paint is (if you want the reflective side to show on the outside).
For the prep:
I chose to do vertical stripes because one, I love stripes, and two, I feel like I don’t see them as often as I do horizontal ones, so why not give it a try? What made this difficult was that I had to apply the tape on the inside of the vase since, remember, I’m spraying the paint on the inside surface. I made it easier on myself though by not being too nit-picky about getting the stripes perfectly straight or placing them at even widths and spaces. I just eyeballed their placements, and I say that if it looks good to your eyeball, then it’s good enough! To protect the outside of the vase, I wrapped around and taped some aluminum foil.
*Quick tip for the Looking Glass Spray Paint: This stuff runs very easily, so it’s extra important to apply in thin layers. The directions recommend spraying at least 5 light coats, but I think I ended up doing about 10.
I started spraying at the inside bottom of the vase and then quickly stroked upwards past the top edge of the vase. Doing this on every section of the inner surface once is one layer.
Removing the tape after painting is the best part.
Second best part is filling it up with ornaments.
I got these ornaments at the Dollar Tree and in this case, “you get what you pay for” applies. For at least the ones that I got, their imperfections would be very apparent if hung on a Christmas tree, but they are absolutely appropriate for stacking in a vase. And c’mon, I spent a total of $2 on all of them. Totally worth it.
How do you like my choice of silver and green ornaments? I’m curious to know what color scheme of ornaments you’re decorating with this season!
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