I have been on a bit of a splatter paint kick lately, the process of splattering paint across a surface is just oddly satisfying. And the fact that the results are as pretty as this faux cement DIY vase, well, let me just say I don’t have plans of stopping any time soon! This splatter paint process can be used on any household item for beautiful results, but today I will show you how to apply gold leaf splatters to a faux cement vase. That’s right! This vase is not made of real concrete. It’s actually glass!
Supplies needed to make your own faux concrete DIY vase:
- Faux Concrete Paint Effect
- Glass Vase (use one you have around the house or even a thrift store one works well)
- Liquid Gold Leaf Paint
- Paint Brush
- Faux Succulents / Vase Filler of Your Choice
Begin by washing and drying your vase. Then use the light concrete paint to paint the glass including the bottom. Tip upside down to dry. Once dry, come back and paint a second coat if needed. Once that layer is dry, take your vase outside and place on a big piece of cardboard or in a cardboard box as this next step gets messy!
You will want to mix up the gold leaf, then dip your paint brush into the liquid leaf and gently tap the middle of the brush on your finger over the vase to get the perfect splatter. Let the first side dry and then repeat with the other side. Once the liquid gold leaf is dry, your DIY vase is ready for water and fresh flowers (or faux if you prefer).
I love that this faux concrete DIY vase technique can easily be applied to any shape vase or object without the need to mess with mixing, pouring and molding real concrete. Bonus that the results are light weight too!