Acrylic Paint Pouring on Vases DIY: Transform your glassware in 5 easy steps

Acrylic paint pouring on vases is a fantastic way to create unique, vibrant home decor. Whether you’re a beginner or looking for new paint pouring ideas, this guide will walk you through the process of turning a plain glass vase into a colorful masterpiece.

I jumped in, grabbed a vase, some paint and started pouring!

This is the first vase I have ever poured and it was so fun!

I will show you how to transform an inexpensive glass vase with easy acrylic paint pouring techniques. Perfect for beginners, this guide offers tips, ideas, and methods to get you started. Watch my YouTube video for inspiration!

Acrylic Paint Pouring on Vases YouTube Tutorial

Follow these simple steps and watch your creativity flow!

Materials Needed:

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Step-by-Step Guide to Acrylic Paint Pouring on Glass Vases

This technique is simple and can be used on a variety of glass vases – different in both shape and size.

Step 1: Don’t Forget to Prep Your Workspace

Before getting started with acrylic paint pouring on glass vases, you want to prepare your workspace. Put a garbage bag or other plastic sheeting on the table. Using a larger silicone mold is a great catch-all for excess paint and resin. You can also use a canvas.

Using gloved hands to clean the vase with rubbing alcohol

Be sure to wear your gloves to keep the resin off of your hands. And clean the vase. I used rubbing alcohol to make sure it was grease-free.

Step 2: Prep Your Vase for the Paint Pouring

Place your clear glass vase upside down on a plastic cup. This will elevate the vase and allow excess paint to drip off. Put the cup and vase inside a silicone mold to catch any excess paint, which can be used to create a different project.

Use a cup and a mold to raise up the vase to prep it for pouring

Step 3: Choose Your Colors for Acrylic Paint Pouring on Vases

Select a variety of colors from the Apple Barrel Ready Pour Paint collection. These paints are pre-mixed and perfect for acrylic paint pouring on vases.

Step 4: Start Pouring:

Starting to acrylic paint pour on vases starting with a blue

Slowly pour each color over the bottom of the vase, allowing the paints to flow down the sides. Experiment with different pouring techniques to create various effects.

Paint flowing down on vase

After pouring, let the vase dry for at least 24 hours. This ensures the paint dries properly.

Step 5: Apply Resin for a Glossy Finish:

After the paint has dried, remove the vase from the cup. Mix three ounces of resin (though two ounces might be sufficient) following the instructions on the resin package. Pour the resin onto the vase and use your gloved hands to ensure the vase is fully covered. Make sure to remove any drips and run your finger along the rim to ensure the edge is covered and all the paint is sealed.

Starting to acrylic paint pour on vases starting with a blue

Allow the vase to cure for 12 hours. Once cured, remove it from the cup. The vase should have a beautiful, glossy finish.

Tips for Successful Acrylic Paint Pouring on Vases

  • Use Quality Paints: Apple Barrel Ready Pour paints are ideal for this project, providing vibrant colors and a smooth finish.
  • Experiment with Techniques: Try different paint pouring methods, such as the dirty pour, flip cup, or puddle pour. Explore easy paint pouring ideas on YouTube to find the style that suits you best.
  • Protect Your Work Area: Using a silicone mold or a similar catch tray will help manage the mess.
  • Resin Application: Be meticulous when applying resin to avoid drips and ensure complete coverage.

Acrylic Paint Pouring on Vases is Just the Beginning!

Looking for more paint pouring ideas and inspiration? Check out these resources:

  • YouTube: There are numerous pour painting ideas on YouTube. Search for “acrylic paint pouring on vases” or “paint pouring for beginners YouTube” to find tutorials and inspiration.
  • DIY Paint Pouring Medium: There are great premade paints for pouring nowadays but there are great products to help you create your own. Creating your own allows you to customize your pour.
  • Beginner-Friendly Projects: Start with easy paint pouring ideas to build your confidence. As you get more comfortable, you can try more complex designs and techniques.

Uses for Your Finished Vase

Once your vase is complete, it can serve multiple purposes:

Paint poured vase used to hold wooden spoons
  • Kitchen Utensil Holder: A vibrant and functional addition to your kitchen.
  • Decorative Vase: Use it to hold flowers and enhance your home decor.
  • Craft Room Organizer: Perfect for holding paintbrushes or other craft supplies.
Paint poured vase with a fish salt shaker

Acrylic paint pouring on vases is a fun craft for all skill levels. By following these simple steps and exploring various paint pouring methods, you can create stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces that brighten any space. Ready to get started? Gather your supplies, watch some paint pouring videos for beginners, and let your creativity pour out!

Other Fun Resin Projects

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