Glittering Thrift Store Vases and Bottles

Jan 28, 2013

This was a fun late night, last minute project I decided to do since I’ve seen this technique many times pinned on Pinterest. Some things on Pinterest look super easy and amazing but in the end, end up being epic failures. I have heard several stories. But I am happy to say this technique works like a charm and makes this glitter girl super happy.

Collage Pauge & Glitter

Supplies Used: Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage ~ Glossy, Recollections Extra Fine Glitter ~ Champagne, Thrift Store Vases or Bottles, Non-Stick Craft Mat, Aluminum Foil, Popsicle Stick


  • Squirt some Glossy Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage into the bottom of your vase or bottle. I just counted one, two, three while squirting the Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage into the vase and stopped. No rocket science here. 
  • Next I placed about 2 tablespoons of the Champagne glitter on top of the Collage Pauge inside the bottom of the vase.
  • Using a Popsicle stick I mixed the two together then held the vase and rolled it around in my hands allowing the mixture to cover the entire inside of the vase. Once the inside was covered with the Collage Pauge and Glitter mixture I turned the vase upside down, placing it on a piece of aluminum foil and allowed the excess mixture to flow out. Note: You can see I have a small Cracker Barrel Maple Syrup bottle upside down in the background. I LOVE their little bottles. 
  • Once most all of the mixture was out I turned the vase right side up and let it dry overnight. Note: The mixture is glittery milky white when wet. Once dry all you see is glittery awesomeness.  

Finished Glittered Vase

When I woke up this morning this is what I had… a glittery awesomeness cheapo thrift store vase gone oh so glittery glam. Now I just need to add something around the top, maybe some Maya Road trim, big funky rhinestones or maybe both. More is always better in this studio. I do believe this vase is going to be my new paint brush holder on my worktable.

And I’m happy to report I only have 11 more book projects to complete and then the creative part of book 3 is done! I cannot WAIT for you all to see this book.


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  • DeeDee Roe

    Love the color you used. You’re so right about Pinterest. Some of the things I’ve tried that claimed to be easy were super difficult and major fails. This is beautiful.