DIY Fourth of July Painted Flower Vase

Special thanks to DecoArt for providing me with free paint for this DIY project! 

Fourth of July is sneaking up on us really quickly! June is nearly over--Father's Day was this past Sunday, and pretty soon it will be time to celebrate Independence Day. And that's when it occurred to me that I should start decorating our place with some red white and blue! 

I had this flower vase lying around and hadn't started any projects with it yet. I remember finding it outside the garbage area at our apartment complex and thinking, "now why would anyone throw this away?" I checked it to see if there were any cracks--filled it with water and no leaks! Such a waste. But alas, I adopted this lonely flower base and gave it some life this past weekend when I painted it with some fireworks!

These DecoArt glass paint markers are awesome! They were very easy to use, and they had a lot of control to them; when I went back to do a few second layers for when the glass paint was thin, the paint didn't bleed out of the marker like I had almost expected it to. The lines were exactly as precise as I wanted! 

So when I made my base, the first thing I did was I started to create some layers of different fireworks displays in different colors.

Since the white and silver are a bit harder to see in person, I made sure to put those at the back so I could highlight them after I layered them with bolder colors like red and blue. 

The final result is cute! This project is simple enough for older kids to do on their own, or even for adults like me who don't have a whole lot of time to commit to a whole painting project but want something fun made for the upcoming holiday!

How do you like to decorate for 4th of July?


  1. Love your vase, my girls would love to make this for the 4th of July. Thanks for linking up at Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday.
    Sarah-Ann @ Living Intentionally Simple

    1. Thank you hun! And thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Thanks very interesting blog!


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