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Upcycled Desk Accessory Vases

By: Sherrie Ragsdale

Add a modern pop of color to your desk to make your work day a little brighter with these fun, hand-painted vases. Perfect for pencils, pens, and all your desk supplies, these vases are easy to create with a simple coat of paint and some funky patterns.

At a Glance:

Project #16005 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Home Decor Chalk Logo
  • Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk - White Adirondack, 2 oz. - 5936

Number Needed: 1 $2.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Striping Tape, 1/8" x 10 yds. and 1/4" x 10 yds. - 50379

Number Needed: 1 $9.99 $5.25
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fire Coral, 2 oz. - 2740

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Teal, 2 oz. - 2920

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Yellow Ochre, 2 oz. - 2910

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • 3 thrifted vases

instructions

  1.  Basecoat the vases with White Adirondack.  Allow to dry.
  2. Tape off the bottom portion of each vase and paint Teal, Yellow Ochre and Fire Coral.  Remove the tape before paint dries completely.
  3. On one vase paint black X’s. On the next vase paint black O’s. On the last vase paint vertical small paint strokes in black.

resources

Related Resources

FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

Frequently asked questions about FolkArt Paint.

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FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint Color Chart

Download the latest color chart for FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint.

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FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint Color Chart

See the complete assortment of FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint by downloading the color chart

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FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint Color Chart

View the complete color assortment for FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint by downloading the latest

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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