Plaid Sugar Metallic Paints DIY w/ Video Tutorial

I’m part of Plaid’s Ambassador Program and I was selected to try their new Sugar Metallic paints!

What on earth are Sugar Metallic Paints?

I asked that same question…until they arrived on my front doorstep!

Box full of Folk Art sugar metallic paints

*Plaid sent me the paints, but the ideas and opinions are all my own.

They have a fine sugar texture but are metallic and have vibrant colors!

How exciting is that?!?!

I couldn’t wait to give them a try! I had the wood vase from my welcome package and had been planning on painting it to hold my paintbrushes.

So that’s what I did!

The project was so easy and the paints made it look extra special!

Sugar Metallic Paints Video Tutorial

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see how it all came together.

Materials Needed

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Brush Holder Directions

Step 1: Select your colors

The paints come in so many beautiful colors but I decided to go bold with the Magnet Purple and the Teal.

Sugar metallic paint by Folk Art

Step 2: Paint inside and out

I did the outside with the purple and the inside with the teal. Both are beautiful colors!

Painting wood vase with magnetic purple sugar metallic paints

What I especially love about the sugar metallic paints is when they dried, the colors were bold, they had a fine sugary texture and you could still see the wood grain through them!

Wood vase dry with magnetic purple sugar magentic paints and wood grain still showing through


Wood vase with teal abyss painted on the inside

Step 3: A little embellishment

I have lots of embellishments in my craft stash. Whenever possible, I like to pick up odds and ends in the clearance department.

When I went to see what I had, I found this bright pink flower that was the perfect contrast to the bold, jewel colors of the sugar metallic paints.

So, I hot-glued it right on!

Now, it is the perfect container to hold all my paintbrushes!

My Thoughts

I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what to think about the sugar metallic paints, or how they would work out. I was worried the texture would overwhelm the paint or it might go on clumpy.

That was not the case!

Plaid Wood vase with sugar metallic paints


My questions for you are:

Have you tried the Sugar Metallic Paints?

Do you want to try the paints?

Plaid sugar metallic paints wood vase makeover

Recently, I was at the craft store and didn’t really realize how many new paints Plaid has released. I found Extreme Glitter Paints and used them on a Fourth of July Centerpiece.

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Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


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