DIY Modern Brushstroke Vase

The groundhog may have seen his shadow with a prediction of 6 more weeks of winter, but I’m ready to see, feel and smell the beauty of spring!  I’m over the cloudy skies and dreary days, but the reality of it that there seem to be a lot more of those in our future.  If the weather outside won’t cooperate I’m going to make it feel like a beautiful spring day inside!  I’ve teamed up with DecoArt to create a colorful DIY Modern Brushstroke Vase that will cheer up even the gloomiest of days.

One of the things I’ve set out to do in 2018 is to try new things and to push myself outside of my comfort zone when it comes to craft projects.  Last month I tackled the popular pour art technique and absolutely loved the outcome of my Fluid Acrylic Art Poured Canvas Art. This month I decided to tackle the abstract again with a colorful and easy brushstroke design.

I love all of the DIY personalize-it products that you can currently find at Michaels so I headed to my local store to see what I could find.  I picked up this large vase and knew it would be perfect for this brushstroke painted project.  As you know, I love all of the DecoArt products and have recently been using the Americana Multi-Surface Satin paint.  This paint is perfect for both indoor and outdoor projects and can be used on almost any surface including, plastic, glass and wood. They are self-sealing, so no primer or varnish is required and they offer excellent coverage in one to two coats. This special formula is designed to brush out smoothly and once fully cured, creates a durable, hard finish that is highly resistant to cleaning chemicals, which makes it perfect for this project.

What You Will Need: 

  • White Ceramic Vase
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint
    • Turquoise Waters, Flamingo, Coral Blush, Canary, Vivid Violet, Sour Apple, Black
  • Paint Brushes in various sizes

Step 1: 

Throughly clean the surface of your vase with an alcohol cotton swab and air dry. Select a large paint brush and the three main colors you want to pop on your brushstroke vase.  Begin randomly painting brushstrokes around the entire vase with these three colors. Let that paint dry.

Step 2: 

Use a smaller paint brush to add brushstrokes of varying size and length in the remaining colors.  I also added a few smaller dots with the end of my paint brush.

Step 3: 

Let the paint dry and air cure for 7 days. Place your finished piece in a cool oven, set temperature to 325°F, bake for 30 minutes, then cool with oven door partially open.

Step 4: 

Fill your vase with colorful spring flowers for a vibrant pop of color you can display in your home.

This colorful vase is a fun addition to my spring decor and brings lots of cheer to my office on a cloudy day.  I also love just how easy this project was to create, and how it encouraged me to once again step outside of my traditional painting comfort zone and try something new.  

So, if you are like me and your over the cold weather and dreary skies, create your own DIY Modern Brushstroke Vase to add a pop of color and cheer to your home.

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Very fun! The design reminds me of something from the 80s; I keep seeing those graphic sweaters my mom would wear, LOL. Visiting from Best of the Weekend.

  2. I love color, and this is one fun spring craft idea. Thanks for sharing your post with us at the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives. Pinned & sharing.

  3. We are excited to do this project with our 4-H members. Just want to confirm, it states “Place your finished piece in a cool oven, set temperature to 325°F, bake for 30 minutes, then cool with oven door partially open.”

    So we let the piece air dry for 7 days. Then set the piece in the oven, set temperature to 325F, leave it on for 30 minutes, turn off the over open the door partially and let the oven (and vase) cool?

  4. This vase is wonderful with all my favorite colors!!!

    Thank you for sharing on Friday Features #omhgff on Oh My Heartsie Girl, your post is being featured this week and will be Tagged and shared on Instagram, watch for it and it will also be pinned on Pinterest and shared to Facebook.

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    Now I hope you enjoy the little boost, and stop by again to share.
    Have a great weekend!

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