An ordinary glass vase gets a pop of color with swirls of paint and this easy-to-use medium.

marbleized floral vase
KARA WHITTEN

This idea comes from our contributor Kara Whitten. She used this as the craft for her Galentine's Day party. "Martha Stewart's multi-surface paint gets transformed into a marble effect on glass vases," she says. "Once dry, let your guests choose their own flowers to fill their vases and take them home." 

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

Materials for the first step in making a Galentines Day marbelized flower vase.
Step 1

Add half of each paint bottle of acrylic paint to the disposable cups. In a 2 to 1 ratio of paint to marbling medium, add the marbling medium to each cup.

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Materials for the second step in making a Galentines Day marbelized flower vase.
Step 2

Stir paint with a popsicle stick to combine the marbling medium. 

Materials for the third step in making a Galentines Day marbelized flower vase.
Step 3

Starting with the white paint cup, layer the colored paint into the white paint. Repeat until all your paint is in the white paint cup. 

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Materials for the fourth step in making a Galentines Day marbelized flower vase.
Step 4

Turn your vase over on a plastic wrap covered surface and pour the paint over the bottom and around the sides of the vase letting paint drip down the glass surface. (Tip: If needed, use a popsicle stick to scoop up excess paint up and dribble it on parts of the vase that didn't get covered in paint.) Let dry completely.

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