Ever since my mom and sister gifted me this ah-mazing dried flowers bouquet for my birthday, I have been searching far and wide for the perfect vase. Quite succesfully I might add but, of course, all my favorites cost some serious $$$ - bummer. That's why I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. Oh, this faux ceramic DIY stole my heart instantly.
WHAT YOU NEED: a vase, acrylic paint, baking soda, a mixing bowl, a paint brush, optional: a palette knife
① Start with cleaning the surfaces of your vase. Use a cleaning spray that degreases and gets rid of all traces of dirt and bacteria. Your paint will affix better to your vase this way.
② Paint a base layer in your desired color on the vase, but leave the baking soda out of it. Give it enough time to fully dry. This is important: if your base layer isn't dry enough yet, the next layer of paint can shift and there's just no way back from that.
③ Next, mix baking soda with your paint of choice. I used acrylic paint from Royal Talent (the Amsterdam Standard Series) and a house-brand baking soda. I'd start with a 50-50 ratio and see how grainy you'd like the result to be. I ended up using ⅔rds baking soda and ⅓rds paint.
TIP: paint the top part inside the vase as well for smaller and/or less full bouquets
④ Start painting! Use a bigger brush and paint in long, horizontal strokes for that deluxe look.
Let the paint dry before use!