Reuse flower vase

I had these two, shall we say inexpensive gift, flower vases covered in an etched glass-like paint which was beginning to wear off. I treated the vases to a few coats of paint and a polka dot motif, then cured them in the oven by putting them in a casserole dish with lid just in case they broke and put them in a cold oven. Then I turned the oven on to 350 F and set a timer for 30 mins. When the time was up I turned off the oven but left the vases inside to cool as the oven cooled. Now they should survive a trip through the dishwasher on the top rack.

Reuse flower vase.

Reuse flower vase.


How to make a polka dot pattern.  Use a single hole punch to make little dots in painters tape.

How to make a polka dot pattern. Use a single hole punch to make little dots in painters tape.

The paper clips are set up to hold the vase slightly off the base so it can dry.

One strip is a negative imprint of polka dots, the other is a strip of dots.

One strip is a negative imprint of polka dots, the other is a strip of dots.

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