DIY Paint-Dipped Vase


DIY Color Dipped Vase

DIY Color Dipped Vase

DIY Color Dipped Vase

This is actually a revamp of a project I did years ago, and it popped into my mind recently! I wanted a vase that had a pop of color on it, and all I have around the house is white ceramic vases. So I thought a bold, springy paint color might be good for jazzing this white one up a bit. I love this project because it’s so simple anyone can do it, and it takes just a couple of minutes. A perfect project for a newbie DIY-er, or someone who’s just scared of the DIY idea in general. Let’s do it!


  • white or clear cylindrical vase (we found ours at Michaels)
  • acrylic paint
  • tin foil
  • disposable bowl or container for dipping
  • optional: razor blade

Make Time: 5 Minutes (Plus Dry Time)

Step 1: Fill your bowl or container with about 1″ of paint. (Be sure that the container is wide enough for the mouth of your vase to dip down into the paint.) Prep a piece of foil and set it on a flat surface.

Step 2: Flip your vase upside down and dip into the paint. Lower it into the paint slowly and completely vertically so that all sides get covered evenly. Lift out carefully.

Step 3: Flip the vase right side up and place it on the foil to try. Let the paint drip down however it likes! It’ll take a day or two to dry and completely cure. If you like, you can use a razor blade to scrape off any stray paint from areas that you’d like to be clean.

That’s it! I think the pop of color is such a fun addition to a floral arrangement. And speaking of flowers, these beauties are from Flower Muse! I’m so excited to be teaming up with one of our favorite brands for a series of flower-filled posts. If you don’t know Flower Muse, you’ve gotta check them out — they ship the most beautiful, fresh flowers right to your door. The blooms that I get from them are always the best, hands down. They come fresh and in great shape, and always last a nice long time. So get ready for lots more where this came from! xoxo

Florals for this post graciously provided by Flower Muse.

DIY Color Dipped Vase

DIY Color Dipped Vase

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  1. LOVE this one, Chelsea! It’s the perfect blend of my love of white ceramic AND pops of color (that pink is perfect!). I might just have to give this a try. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!