I’m so excited to share this DIY with you today! It’s super simple so anyone could pull this one off, but it has big charm. These chalkboard dipped vases could be used as table numbers, but if you’re not planning an event or wedding they also make a lovely gift (for yourself!). Ready to see how they’re made?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Glass Vases (these are from the dollar store!)
- Chalkboard Paint
- Painters Tape
- Paint Brush
- Chalk Pen
Start by cleaning our vases until they’re sparkling- this will help the paint stick. Next, tape off the area you’d like to paint. I chose to do them all at different heights, but you could make them uniform. Make sure you press the tape down so there are no air bubbles so you get a nice clean line with no bleed.
Now you’re ready to paint. Chalkboard paint covers fairly well but for a surface like glass, you’ll still want to do a few light coats instead of one thick one. This will give you a nice even coverage. Let each coat dry fully in between- this shouldn’t take long if you’re doing light coats though. When your final coat is dry, carefully peel back the tape.
Lookin’ pretty, right? Before you get excited and write on your vases, you need to cure them. What? Yeah, if you write on them now you’ll never get those marks off! Take a piece of chalk and rub it all over your chalkboard. Rub it in with a rag, then wipe it off with a damp rag. Now it’s ready for your artwork! I used a chalk pen to write on these- chalk pens are the things restaurants use to write on their chalkboard menus (think Starbucks) and they’re amazing- they give such bold colour and clean lines.
That’s all there is to it! Go ahead and get creative… I made some up to look like table numbers for you- but my favourite is the one I made to put on my kitchen counter. How happy would you be to get this Hello Gorgeous vase full of flowers as a gift!? I know, it’s adorable.
What do you think of chalkboard? Have you ever tried chalkboard paint? Isn’t it great that you can paint ANYTHING with the stuff? If you make one of our DIYs, we’d love if you shared it with us!