DIY textured paint & baking soda tutorial for painting a vase.
I have been seeing so many vignettes with beautiful clay vases and pottery on Instagram lately. I have been searching high and low for some online and at our local Homesense and have yet to run across any.
Then I realized a lot of these pieces I am seeing on Instagram are hand painted! And the best part, its super easy to do yourself, with products you probably already have in your cupboards.
Can you paint with baking soda and acrylic paint on glass?
Yes! You totally can. I do recommend however that you do not use water on the painted part of the vase or it can chip.
If you are going to use the vase for flowers just make sure you only paint on the outside of the glass vase to keep it from chipping off the inside lip.
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This technique is perfect for up-cycling any old decor or vases. Don’t have any old vases? Head over to your local thrift shop and find one with a shape you love!
I love how this mixture takes a glass vase and makes it look ceramic or like a piece of expensive pottery!
How to make baking soda paint:
Materials for DIY textured baking soda and paint:
All you need for this simple project is:
- 1 cup of water based paint aka latex paint or even craft store paint, just not oil based paint
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- ceramic or glass vase, or decorative object to paint ( I want to try this on the bottom of a lamp too)
- paint brush
DIY textured clay vase technique
Mix your cup of paint and 1/4 cup of baking soda together. It will create a very thick chalk paint that will give you a beautiful matte finish and lots of pretty texture!
Apply the baking soda and paint mixture to your vase and let dry for a few min until slightly tacky.
For added texture take your paint brush once the paint is tacky and stipple gently all over your vase.
I only applied one coat of the chalk paint however you could definitely do two for more coverage and even more texture.
Make sure you keep your paint covered in-between coats as it dries very quickly.
Let your vase dry completely and thats it!
Additional Baking Soda and Paint Projects
- you could paint the base of an old lampstand
- old candle stick holders
You could use this technique on almost any decorative object you want to breathe new life into!
In the summer I did this technique on a pair of glass lamps from my mom and dads basement!
They were needing some new lamps for their upstairs living room and when we found a pair of old 70’s esq lamps in the basement I decided to try paint and baking soda on it and see how it turned out.
Here they are inn my living room. I wanted to get a photo of them before I returned them to mom and dad hah!
I love how matte and smooth the baking soda makes the paint;. They totally look like pottery lamps!
I hope you enjoyed this baking soda paint #hack! Share your projects with me on Instagram, I would love to see what you paint!