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DIY: Glass Art

You don’t have to search high and low to find the perfect glassware in just the right colors. A little tinted paint is all it takes.

Breathe new life into old glassware with just a few items: vases or bottles, acrylic paint, and Classic Stampin’ ink (US/CA). (If you don’t have old glassware, thrift shops and yard sales usually sell glassware for next to nothing!)


  • Before you begin, wash your vase and let it dry completely.
  • Mix white acrylic paint with Classic Stampin’ ink. (Cheap acrylic paint will work fine.) The amount of ink you use will depend on how bold you want the color to be. We used four parts paint to one part ink.
  • Pour the tinted paint into the clean vase and slowly roll it around until the inside is completely coated. Turn the vase upside-down for about five minutes so the rest of the paint can drip out.
  • To dry the vase quickly, place it in a cold oven and turn the heat to 325 degrees F/162 degrees C. Bake it for 10 minutes and then turn the heat off and let the vase cool in the oven so it doesn’t crack. You can also let the vase air dry, but that may take a while.

The paint is not waterproof, so make sure you don’t fill the vase with water. But that opens you up to lots of creative options. You can create Designer Series Paper (US/CA) flowers, like we did, that coordinate with the gorgeous, glossy finish of the vase. Make one vase or create an entire set—it’s an inexpensive and easy way to refresh your décor with the Stampin’ Up! colors you love.    

Painted Glassware

Lucky Limeade Cardstock; First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper; Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills; Blossom Petals and 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punches; white acrylic paint; glassware; floral wire

Britni H.
Graphic Designer


  • Lois Cook

    Sep 25

    Beautiful. Is there anyway they could be made waterproof?

  • Cindy Starns

    Sep 25

    That is simply and Beautiful. Going to try this.

  • Carol Carriveau

    Sep 25

    What a wonderful idea....usually want to get rid of these types of vases that everyone has.....thank you!

  • Georgia Smith-Johnson

    Sep 25

    This is a great home decor items for a workshop. Think of the possibilities for the holidays. Halloween- spiders, witches hats, noses (with candy), fingers, etc. How about the fall leaves of autumn, Christmas- oh my word my minds a reelin, on and on. Thanks for the directions, tips, and showcasing. Love

  • Terry Molineux

    Sep 25

    What an awesome idea I will have to give this a try when I get some free time thanks for sharing!!