Upcycle Painted Spring Vase- Tutorial

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Sometimes all you need is a small change to revamp something you already have!  Just like this blue vase, that looks new with some paint in a few minutes.  Easy and quick craft idea.


Painted spring vase


painted spring vase


Have a nice old vase at home? Give it a instant fresh look.

All you need is Paint 


beautiful spring dahlia


Don’t you just adore this beautiful red-shaded Dahlia! Me too.


blue vase craft before


I had this blue vase which was super excited to see the light! Well actually this poor thing had been lying in the cupboard, forgotten for too long.  So, I decided to refresh it’s look.


painting vase craft


To upcycle this vase I used:


  • Paint (any paint will do I used fabric paint because it is water proof.)
  • Water
  • Brush (size 0) 

painted vase craft tutorial


Next just dab the brush in paint and make arrows facing downwards on the sides of the vase.

If you want them all to look similar, you can draw before you paint with a pencil.  I like the freehand look!




Here’s how the painted spring vase looks!

This is also a good idea to enhance the shape of the vase.


painted spring vase tutorial


So the vase goes from ordinary to cute and artistic with just a few strokes.

You can also spray paint the vase to match your decor before painting the sides.

The arrows can be substituted with polka dots, stars, diamonds and so much more.

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  1. Crystal says:

    I love how you made the vase look as if it was stitched and the flower is gorgeous! 🙂

  2. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    Yes! I love before and after photos! So nice to see how far the project came! Such a pretty vase!

  3. preciousbaby123.etsy.com says:

    HI Hani, I love the shape of the vase. It is very interesting. Tthe new art work really pepped it up. Now it doesnt look so plain. I think it is very lovely and what a smart idea. Makes me want to rumble through my own cabinets for a neat vase to work on. You always make the most interesting things. Keep up the good work.
    Kathy Lewis

  4. Debra Kapellakis says:

    WOW! A few bits of red and WOW, a brand new vase! BRAVO!

  5. Michele says:

    That is an impressive amount of wow factor for a minor expenditure of effort. Well done.

  6. Taylor says:

    What a little paint can do to spruce something up! Love the result! I would love for you to share this with my “Unveil Your Genius” link party.

    Happy Sunday!

  7. Connie Arnold says:

    What a nice touch, and simple to do! Very clever of you. I never would have thought of doing that! Really looks good with the beautiful red dahlias.

  8. Lisa Isabella Russo says:

    That's beautiful! It goes so perfectly with the flowers you chose.

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  10. Amy Fountain says:

    i just love this vase! Its so lovely, really creative touch on the painting technique!

  11. Natural-Nesters says:

    Um so cute! Just a few small changes can make a big difference! Thanks so much for stopping by our Naturally-Nifty Party and sharing it there!

  12. Christine says:

    What a great idea to paint on the vase! Love it!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  13. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says:

    Just a few paint strokes and the vase really looks so great! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    Take care,


  14. Alida - Radcrafter says:

    Great transformation! You wouldn't think just a little bit of paint could make such a huge difference.

    Would love it if you would link up with my Thingamajig Thursday party going on now…


  15. Carrie says:

    Clever idea! I always see old vases at thrift stores, what a great idea to paint them. Thanks for linking up to Refresh your Nest Friday!

  16. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    The contrast between before and after is startling–and beautiful!

    Tiny Red Plants

  17. Six Sisters says:

    Cute idea. We loved having you come to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you'll be back again soon! -The Sisters

  18. Six Sisters says:

    Cute idea. We loved having you come to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you'll be back again soon! -The Sisters

  19. Betsy Pool says:

    Wow – I LOVE what you did with it. The little touch of adding red make it a new piece completely!! Love it.

    Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime! I'm pinning this!

  20. Katie @ Pincushion Creations says:

    Love the pop if red!! Thanks for sharing at Homemade By You!!

  21. DebbieDoesCreations says:

    What a quick and easy redo! Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday girl. HUGS!!!

  22. very merry vintage style says:

    What a fun new touch to make it “new!” Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

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