Try This $5 DIY Craft – Your Flowers Will Thank You

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Are your vases in need of an upgrade? You can change the look without spending much money with a simple DIY project. Find out how to make textured chalk paint for your vases. Then, you can apply the paint to transform the vases.

How to Make Textured Chalk Paint

You need to get a handful of ingredients to make textured chalk paint. The recipe requires:

  • 1 cup of water-based wall paint (any color)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • A plastic container
  • A mixing stick
  • A foam or bristle brush

You honestly can use any color you want when making this paint. That means you can stick with a basic white, go bold, or choose something in between. Because the paint is so easy to make, you can whip up an assortment of batches. Then, you can try a bunch of different colors.

Making the Textured Chalk Paint

Start the process by pouring the water-based wall paint into your plastic container. Next, pour in the baking powder. Use your stick to mix the paint and baking powder. As you stir the mixture, the paint should get fluffy. If that doesn’t happen, add a bit more baking powder. Then, stir that up and see if it fluffs. Continue adding more baking powder until you reach the desired consistency.

Painting Your Vases

Once your paint is ready, you can now start transforming your vases. Use a foam brush if you want to create a smooth look. If you prefer a little texture, go with a bristle brush.

Apply a coat and let the paint dry for an hour. Then, come back and add the second coat. Don’t wait longer than an hour because this textured chalk paint is fast-drying. You won’t be able to use it after it dries, so you’ll have to create another batch.

Why Does the Paint Get Fluffy?

Paint normally doesn’t get fluffy, but this paint turns into the consistency of mousse. That’s because the water in the paint reacts with the baking powder. The end result is a fluffy paint that looks great on vases.

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Paint More Than Vases

This paint will also work on other items around your home, so you don’t have to stop with vases. If you notice glass items that need updating, consider mixing up a batch of paint.

It doesn’t get much easier than this project. The materials cost around $5, and you can make the paint in a couple of minutes. Then, you need to apply a couple of coats and display your vases and other glass items throughout your home.