We love upcycling here at IW, so when we found a way to upcycle inexpensive thrift store vases with acrylic paint, we did a little happy dance! These DIY Distressed Glass vases are easy to make, and they look amazing as wedding decor. You can use them to hold flowers, or as candlesticks.
Here’s how to Make DIY Distressed Glass:
You will need:
- Glass vase (we bought these for $1 at our local thrift store)
- acrylic paint
- paint brush
- sanding block or sand paper
- matte varnish
Paint the outside of your vase in chosen color.
Let dry. (We used a hairdryer to speed up the process.)
Strategically sand areas of the vase that are textured so that your vase will look worn.
Coat your vase with matte varnish.
That’s it! Keep in mind that these vases are not dishwasher friendly. If you need to clean them, use a damp cloth.