Chalk Painted Vases for Fall are easy DIY, budget friendly ways to dress up plain glass vases. Give thrift store find vases easy fall makeovers using paint and ribbon to match any fall decor.
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This year, I’ve decided to create simple, easy fall decor pieces. Using plain glass vases that I bought at my local Goodwill last year is a budget friendly way to add some fall decor to our home.
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Every time I go to Goodwill I see shelves full of these plain, florist grade vases. I usually pass them by, but last year I bought a couple thinking they would be good items for makeovers. Since I’m still not going out shopping, I was glad to find these in my craft stash.
I used two different shaped vases for these fall decor pieces. The first step is to paint both of them with brown chalk paint. I wanted to have a base coat that will show through a little when they are sanded.
Next, I painted one of the vases in a coral color that I’ll be using for lots of my fall decor.
After the chalk paint was dry, I used a small piece of medium grit sand paper to distress the ridges on the larger vase.
To dress the vases up, I planned on adding some chevron ribbon I had on hand. It was a little too wide to fit snugly against the vases with the ridges, so I folded it over and hot glued it together for a better fit.
For the second vase, I added a light coat of the coral paint and then topped that with some bluish-green paint. You can easily get a shade that fits your decor by blending two colors together or by layering paint colors. After I lightly sanded the vase, some of the coral shows through.
The strips of ribbon are hot glued to the back of each vase, wrapped tightly around and then secured with more hot glue.
To fill the vases for fall decor, I raided my floral bins. The flowers in the blue vase are Dollar Tree flowers and the stems in the coral vase are ones that I also found at Goodwill last year. Someone obviously had lots of them to donate because there were several bundles of these at the store that day.
I only paid .50 for the vases and the stems were $2.99. I had the chalk paint and ribbon on hand, so that made this a budget friendly fall decor project.
I’m not quite ready to begin fall decorating, but I will enjoy having these two simple fall vases on display when it gets a little closer to the season.
Supply List for Fall Vases
- Plain Glass Vases
- Chalk Paint
- Sand paper
- Hot Glue
- Faux Flowers & Stems
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Chalk Painted Fall Vases
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