Painted Glass Vase Tutorial

 Distressed Painted Glass Vase at by Fox Hollow Cottage

Give a warm welcome to today’s guest poster, Shannon!  Thanks for being here today to share this great, quick fall decor painted vase project.

Hi there SBLC readers!

My name is 
and I blog at

Today I’m going to share a super… 
(and I mean super)
simple craft that will result in a pretty decor accent, perfect for anytime of year!

-Make a Painted, Distressed Vase-

Grab yourself a vase.
You might have a few on hand already. 
The more cut work, (nooks&crannies) the better!
I got mine at Goodwill for 99 cents.

Make sure it’s clean & dry.

Next, you’ll want to use a paint that is suitable for glass surfaces. 
I used a (new to the USA) paint called 
La Craie.
It’s a chalk based paint and it worked beautifully on the glass. 
I decided on Cobblestone.
It’s a perfect neutral and I thought I could get lots of use out of my vase in this shade.

I like to move stuff around. A lot!

After my paint was dry. I grabbed  a sanding sponge and just knocked-off the paint until I liked the look!

This idea can be utilized to make centerpieces for parties, showers or casual weddings too. Any paint color can be used and embellishments can be added to make them really personal too! 

For Fall… I liked the simple, unadorned vase dressed in paint only. I can really enjoy the texture and cuts in the vase and I liked it paired with the branches, leaves and the natural elements of the wood and jute twine.
If you would like to view some more ideas for dressing up simple items… I have a some fun, 
tin-can crafts you might want to peek at.

Thanks so much for having me today!!
It was a real pleasure :)


  1. Holy Cool Factor! That was easy- and cheap and OH so cute! Way to work that vase Shannon!

  2. Beautiful job Shannon! You know I love this project too.

  3. Oh you are so clever, Miss Shannon! That vase looks wonderful & I would have almost thought it was made of wood!

  4. Beautiful. This has your signature all over it. I love it.

  5. love this distressed technique!!!

  6. Shannon vase and tin cans are beautiful!


  7. I love Shannon, and what a great guest you have! Everybody has these old vases around, great idea! Thanks for sharing. -K

  8. Love this, Shannon!!!! Super cute and super easy! Great idea!

  9. Wow! This is so pretty! I love the entire vignette! Thanks Shannon and Johnnie!

    XO, Aimee

    • SavedByLoveCreations says:

      Thanks to Shannon. All I did was take a vacation. I never would have come up with this. That girl rocks! Glad you stopped by, Aimee. xoxo


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