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Marbleized Glass Flower Vase

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

marbleized floral vase

Photography: Kara Whitten

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

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." 

materials

  • Glass vase

  • Craft paint, white and 3 to 4 colors per vase (Pictured: Martha Stewart Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paints, $2.49 for 2 oz., michaels.com)

  • Marbling Medium (Pictured: Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Marbling Medium, $13, michaels.com)

  • Disposable cups

  • Popsicle sticks

  • Plastic wrap

steps

  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.

    Materials for the first step in making a Galentines Day marbelized flower vase.
  2. Stir paint with a popsicle stick to combine the marbling medium. 

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

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

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

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