DIY Spray Paint Glass Vase

Nothing like a 99¢ thrift store glass vase to get your creative juices flowing, eh? As soon as I picked it up I knew what it would become…a spray paint glass vase for jumbo jingle bells. 

Create a simple and inexpensive DIY spray paint glass vase with black paint. Such an easy decor idea.

It’s the last Thrifty Style Team get-together of the year and I wanted to share a project that you could not only create and use now in your holiday decor, but anytime of year. 

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DIY Spray Paint Glass Vase

A few weeks ago I found a box of big brass jingle bells while I was out Christmas shopping and knew that my cheap find would be perfect for them. 

Of course they couldn’t go into a plain glass vase. I had to fancy it up a bit…make it worthy of jumbo brass jingle bells.  

Like most of my projects, I wanted to keep it simple so I decided to just use spray paint to give it a facelift. I didn’t want to cover the whole thing with paint so I grabbed some painter’s tape and created a couple of stripes. 

DIY Spray Paint Glass Vase

I also taped the rim and stuffed paper inside to keep any overspray out.

DIY Spray Paint Glass Vase

My jingle bell vase was going to be on display on our black entryway cabinet so I went with flat black spray paint to set off the gold bells. 

All it needed was a couple of light coats of paint. It really covered nicely and dried quickly. 

How to make a simple and inexpensive DIY spray paint glass vase with black paint.

This literally took me about 10 minutes, plus a little bit of drying time, to put it all together. 

An easy decor idea for a simple and inexpensive DIY spray paint glass vase with black paint.

Not bad for 99¢ (and a box of jumbo jingle bells), if I do say so myself. Now I need to find a way to use my super cool spray paint glass vase after the holidays. Hmmmm… 

12 days left. Are you ready?

Make sure you check out the rest of the Thrifty Style Team to see what they’ve been up to. 


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Thrift Store Spray Paint Glass VaseA simple and inexpensive DIY spray paint glass vase with black paint. Love this easy decor idea!



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  1. Lou E Clifton
    Wednesday,December 13, 2017 / 6:14 am

    Such a simple idea, with great results, where did you find the small boxwood wreath in the picture. I having been trying some reasonable priced to hang on the back of my chairs for the kitchen

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 14, 2017 / 1:39 am

      Thanks so much! It was a very simple idea and I had no idea how it would turn out. I’m thrilled that it worked (and relieved 😉 ). The little wreaths are from a website called Bella Marie, I’ve bought quite a few preserved boxwood wreaths from them, and all different sizes. Great quality and they have aged well. I highly recommend them. I’d love to hear about your experience if you order from them. Hope this helps. 🙂

  2. Wednesday,December 13, 2017 / 7:42 am

    You seriously took a plain Jane and gave it style, it looks great. And your big bells are awesome!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 14, 2017 / 1:40 am

      Thanks so much! I love the big bells too. 😉 Happy Holidays!

  3. Brenda Lane
    Wednesday,December 13, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Great idea! You are so creative. After the Holidays you could put seashells or potpourri in it.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 14, 2017 / 1:41 am

      Awww, thanks Brenda! Seashells sound like a great idea. I’ll have to try it next summer. Thanks! 🙂

  4. Wednesday,December 13, 2017 / 10:05 am

    It looks amazing!!! Love this idea so much. Well done Kristi!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 14, 2017 / 1:42 am

      Thanks so much Vanessa! It was so easy but I love how it turned out. Happy Holidays to you!

  5. Debbie H
    Wednesday,December 13, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Just my style, Thrifty and simple. Looks great in your entry.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 14, 2017 / 1:44 am

      Thanks so much Debbie! Definitely thrifty and simple. Wish all my projects were like that. 😉

      Have a great Thursday my friend!

  6. Jillian
    Wednesday,December 13, 2017 / 11:42 am

    LOVE THIS! Where did you find those bells? Or you could leave them on your (cute ) porch with my fur stool in case I happen by 🙂 Whew, this could be a long list. Have you considered listing some of your adorable creations on line for sale? Many people do this and yours are so original…sold as OAK (one of a kind) I see it on etsy all the time.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 14, 2017 / 1:51 am

      Thanks so much Jillian! I found the bells at Target. It was the only box, and it was pretty beat up, so I rescued it. I knew I could do something with them. 😉

      You are creating quite the list. If the stool or bells ever go missing, I’ll know who’s behind it. ;P

      Hmmm, I never thought about selling my stuff. I’m not sure I’d have the time to devote to it with the blog. If I ever give up blogging, maybe I’ll give it a go. Thanks for the vote of confidence. xx

  7. Wednesday,December 13, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    That’s amazing!!! So pretty!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 14, 2017 / 1:52 am

      Thanks so much, I appreciate it! Happy Holidays Deborah!

  8. Wednesday,December 13, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    This is a great idea Kristi, love how it elevates the plain glass vase! Merry Christmas!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 14, 2017 / 1:54 am

      Thanks Cindy! I love how easy it was and it turned out better than I thought.

      Merry Christmas to you!

  9. Friday,December 15, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Love it!! Stripes are a favorite of mine!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 16, 2017 / 1:30 am

      Thanks Debbie! Stripes are my favorite too! 😉

  10. Friday,December 15, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Adorable idea! Jingle jingle!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 16, 2017 / 1:31 am

      Thanks so much my friend! Happy weekend!

  11. Melanie
    Monday,December 18, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    I almost missed this post! So glad I found it on your Christmas tour post. I have tons of these glass vases and this is filling me with inspiration to paint them the way you did. Thanks so much, and Merry Christmas.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 19, 2017 / 2:20 am

      Yay, so glad you didn’t miss it and that it inspired you to paint your own. Thank you again for alerting me to the comment issue. 🙂

      Merry Christmas Melanie!

  12. Monday,December 18, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    It’s amazing how a little bit of paint can transform a simple glass vase into something so chic. Great project!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 19, 2017 / 2:38 am

      I know, right? I love when a project turns out like this and all it needed was a little paint.

      Thanks so much for stopping in Lisa!

      Merry Christmas!

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