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DIY- Painted Vase Tutorial

Who knew it was so easy to make vases in your own custom colors? Not only easy but very inexpensive. You can make these for flower arrangements, or even as makeup brush holders. Grab some paper bags and paper towels for any mess that might happen and also a bowl for the paint. Here are the other items you will need:

Clear Vase
$1.00 at the Dollar Store
{Walmart sells them too!}

Delta Air-Dry Perm Enamel Surface Conditioner
{you can also use rubbing alcohol}
Delta Perm-Enamel Air Dry Paint in whatever color you choose

Paint Brush 5/8 wide 

1. Swish a little of the Delta Air-Dry Perm Enamel Surface Conditioner around in the vase making sure to cover every little bit of the inside with it. I just kept spinning the vase until I could see that it had covered everything on the inside really good.

2. Mix your paints if you need to in a small bowl, then, when your sure your color is right where you want it, pour it into the vase.

3. At this point I alternated between spinning the vase and also using the paint brush to draw the paint ever upwards, covering every little part of the inside of the vase. Use your brush to finish the very top really good.

4. Stand the finished vase upside down on the paper towels {which are laying on top of the sack for added protection} and wait for one hour.

5. After one hour come back and check. The inside should still be wet but it is now ready to stand upright now and allow to dry overnight. 

Your done! it's ready now for water and flowers. Just don't drink out of it!

Stained Glass tutorial

Preheat oven to 200° F

Supplies: A mason Jar, Mod Podge, food coloring, a paper plate and a spoon, some
waxed paper and a baking sheet.

Step 1: Mix 2 tablespoons of water and 4 tablespoons of mod podge together in a small glass bowl. Add your food coloring until you reach your desired shade. 

Step 2: Pour all of the water and mod podge mixture into the mason jar. Slowly spin the jar
around making sure to coat the whole inside of the jar.

Step 3: Empty all of the water and mod podge mixture out of the jar, but do make sure that
you have coated the mouth of the jar well. Wipe the outside edge of the jar of any excess
mixture. Make sure there is only a thing layer on the inside of your jar to insure that you
get an even color.

Step 4: Place the jar upside down on the cookie sheet lined with waxed paper, and put it in
the oven for 3 minutes. 

Step 5: Remove the the jar and baking sheet from the oven and turn the jar upright. Wipe
the rim carefully with a paper towel to remove excess water and mod podge mixture.
Return the jar to the oven but now in the upright position and bake until the color is clear.
About 30-40 minutes. That's it! Your done!

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