This DIY mirror & spray paint vase is a fun and inexpensive project! Take a boring ol’ vase and turn it into your own masterpiece.
I bought mirror effect spray paint a while back. I thought it would make a fun DIY project.
I knew I wanted to use the spray paint on a vase, so I needed to find one….actually two.
There are so many places you can buy an inexpensive vase. The dollar store and the thrift store are two of my favorite options.
Since I was using the mirror effect spray paint I knew I needed a vase with a wide opening. The mirror effect spray paint needs to be sprayed on the inside.
I picked up two vases from the thrift store for under $10! I made sure to clean them inside and out before I got started.
Even if you buy a vase that’s brand new you will want to be sure to clean it. You don’t want to add the spray paint if there is dust.
Once my vases were clean I taped off the top on the outside. Since I was spray painting the inside of the vase I didn’t want to get it on the outside.
The mirror effect spray paint is really easy to use. You spray a light coat, then wait one minute for it to dry to add another coat. The directions on my paint can said to apply 5 coats.
I loved the way it looked!
It already made a huge difference updating my vases. But I wasn’t done yet.
I wanted to add some white to the bottom of the vases. I used painters tape to tape off the vases.
I used white spray paint (with primer) and painted the bottom. I only had to do two coats, waiting 10 minutes in between coats.
To fill the vases I went to Joann’s and bought some artificial flowers.
Here are the supplies you need:
- Painters tape
- Mirror effect spray paint
- White spray paint
- Flowers (optional)
I love how they turned out! It was an easy project that took me under 2 hours to complete.