I swear you can fancify everything with a little bit of gold. Fancify will be the word of today’s post. This little DIY project will glam ordinary glass vases into gold quoted beauty containers for your desk or vanity!
I’m excited to share this brush holder DIY with you! I’m in the process of redecorating by bedroom and one of the focal points of the room is my vanity. I knew it needed some new decor there and I’ve seen a lot of amazing DIY gold vases, here and here on Pinterest. If you haven’t seen my Instagram, I’m a real sucker for inspirational phrases and quotes. I wanted some words or phrases that would work with my beauty space where I get pampered each morning. Some links below are affiliate.
You’ll need some Krylon Metallic Paint. Currently, I have a grey and gold bedroom theme going on and I needed some more gold in my life (who doesn’t). By chance I came across these Elmer’s stickers while at Walmart. The trick is to find stickers that stay “true” to the shape of the letters, if you know what I mean. There’s no point in using these as reverse stencils if the letter A looks like a triangle after being spray painted. These Elmer ones looked promising *fingers crossed*. They also come with plenty of each letter, both lower case and capitals, which was the best part (for mess-ups, long phrases and/or multiple projects).
I bought these vases from the dollar store. Only $1.50 each! I wiped them down so they were nice and clean to ensure my little sticker friends would adhere the best they could. I added my phrases and used painters tape for vertical and horizontal stripes. Be sure to press all the stickers and tape pieces down firmly! I could have spent extra time doing this as some letters started to lift after my second coat of paint but you live and you learn! I also cut out some shapes with the painter’s tape for added details such as the heart and lips.
Stuff the jars with some paper to avoid overspray inside the jars. I took the jars outside and gave them three light coats of spray paint. I waited about 10 minutes in between coats. Read a book, check your Facebook, or make a coffee while they dry :). Once they were all sprayed and dry to the touch, I peeled off the stickers. I didn’t have trouble doing this. And that’s it! Inexpensive DIY gold quoted makeup brush holders! I’m on a gold spray painting marathon! If you liked this, more are on the way!
What you’ll need:
- Jars/vases/glasses of choice
- Alphabet stickers (or try thesethese)
- Krylon Metallic Paint
- Painters tape
- Clean the surfaces of your brush holder container
- Adhere your stickers/tape and press firmly
- Stuff the inside of your containers to prevent overspray
- Spray paint three light layers
- Let dry and peel off stickers
These are truly fancified works of art that are practical, pretty, easy, inexpensive and customizable! How would you use gold spray paint? Share with me your ideas!