DIY Splatter Paint Vases/Votives

DIY Splatter Paint Vases Votives

There’s just something I love about the splatter paint look. It looks like it was done on purpose, but also on accident at the same time. Messy yet refined, especially when the colors blend together well. There’s a balance to the chaos that just fits my taste.

While I love the look, there really is a time/place for a splatter paint look. That’s why I chose these little square vases/votives because they’re so versatile and don’t ask for too much attention. They’re great for displaying single flowers or for tea lights.

Giving these little vases/votives a splatter paint look was very fun and very easy to do. Like, a kid can do it. In fact, a kid will probably be better at achieving the splatter paint look than any adult! Take your frustrations out on something in a creative manner, or get in touch with your artsy side.

I love how this set adds a fun yet clean look to coffee tables, side tables, dining tables, bookshelves…any surface, really!

Can’t you just picture these used as centerpieces at a garden party? Maybe a wedding? Or, maybe at your best friend’s dinner party? They’re so easy to make, you can make batches of them at a time, meaning they make great gifts or party favors. You could even make a ton and keep them for yourself!

With this DIY, you might even have all the supplies you need on hand. Take a look!DIY Splatter Paint Vases Votives DIY Splatter Paint Vases Votives
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DIY Splatter Paint Vases / Votives:

Supplies:

  • Vases/Votives (These came in a pack from Michael’s)
  • Sponge brush
  • Acrylic paint (colors of your choice)
  • Ramekin (or small container for mixing)
  • Optional: Gold/Metallic Liquid Gilding

Notes about supplies: 

  • You can get away with using a different type of paint brush. Even an old toothbrush works.
  • The container is used for adding water/paint. Acrylic paint washes out with soap/water, so you don’t need to worry about staining ceramic bowls or anything like that.

Directions:

Cover your working surface with a tarp or some type of material that you do not mind ruining! In fact, I recommend doing this project outside while wearing clothes you do not care about!

  1. Flip the vases/votives so that the bottoms are facing UP.
  2. Dip the sponge brush into the first paint and splatter away. Less is more.
  3. Next, thin out the same paint color with a little water, and splatter away. This gives that watercolor look.
  4. Let each paint color dry before moving onto the next color.
  5. IF, and only IF you plan to use these as vases only, feel free to apply some liquid gilding. Liquid gilding is flammable and should not be applied if you plan to use these as votives. 
  6. Seal the vases/votives with an acrylic paint sealant to protect your unique work of art.

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Happy crafting!

DIY Donut Coasters

DIY Donut Coasters

Can you imagine how cute it would be to have donut coasters on your coffee table? Show your love for this fun, sugary treat with this easy DIY. Not only are they fun to make, but they are a GREAT handmade gift idea for those loved ones who have a sweet tooth! Simply stack a set of coasters and tie them together with some colorful twine or neutral hemp cord.

The birch wood makes for strong, sturdy coasters that can withstand hot and cold drinks. Plus, if you’re able, you can find birch wood rounds or cut your own and recycle!

Read on to see how to make these coasters!

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DIY Donut Coasters

Supplies:

  • 4 Birch Coasters (4″ in diameter)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrushes (I used two–a thin brush and a medium brush)

Directions:

Dip the medium paintbrush in pink paint and paint the shape of donut glaze on the wooden coaster. It doesn’t have to be perfect or neat by any means. Add some gentle squiggles to create some interest. Do this to all 4 coasters. The coasters don’t take very long to dry. If you have any dark spots on the wood, feel free to cover those areas in multiple thin coats of paint.

Use the thin brush to gently paint on little sprinkles in the colors you desire. Vary the directions of the lines to make them look like sprinkles, and try to keep the number of sprinkles even between the coasters and among all the colors. I chose pastel yellow, pastel purple, and pastel blue. The exact paints are shown above.

That’s it! Very easy. The paint dries so quickly that there is no wait time.

I chose not to seal my coasters with any type of acrylic sealant because I liked this look better, but for a glossy finish, go for the sealant or some Mod Podge!

DIY Donut Coasters

8 Seriously Cool Kitchen/Bar Items You Didn’t Know You Needed

How often do you walk through a kitchenware store and see new items you never knew existed? Not too often, right? You see the same white plates, golden flatware, and gently printed tea towels no matter which store you walk into these days.

So where do you find really nice, unique items to add to your own kitchen? Or nice kitchen items to gift?

I’ve got your answer–it’s Uncommon Goods. Not only do they sell really cool items, but they have a focus on sustainability and having a positive impact on the world. They’re committed to selling handmade, recycled, and organic products. And their Better To Give program helps support a non-profit organization of your choice. It’s a win-win-win situation for everyone.

If you’re looking for some seriously cool kitchen/bar items to add to your own collection or to give as gifts, I’m about to make your shopping list a little longer:

Bracelet Flask

Bracelet Flask ($35.00) – Secretly take your favorite alcohol with you everywhere you go! A good idea for girl’s night out, music festivals, parties… pretty much anywhere you want to take your flask.

BottleLoft

BottleLoft ($ 38.00) – There are two benefits to having a BottleLoft in your refrigerator.

1. You have more room for other food since the bottles are no longer resting on shelves.

2. You get a great view of your drink selection!

Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses- Set of 4

Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses- Set of 4 ($28.00 – 45.00)– These reusable shot glasses pair a little too well with tequila! Plus, they’re so pretty to look at.

Beer Aroma Booster

Beer Aroma Booster ($39.99) – Yeah, buddy! Make drinking your beer extra enjoyable by keeping the head of the beer in the pint. This little machine works by using subtle ultrasonic vibrations to revive the head of the beer.

Herb Keeper

Herb Keeper ($22.99) – If you ever have issues keeping your herbs fresh, this is the gadget for you. Easily store and use your favorite herbs with this herb keeper. It’s a great gift for the cook in your life (or yourself!).

Nesting Prep Bowls

Nesting Prep Bowls ($50.00) – Not only are these nesting prep bowls cute and convenient, they are perfect for apartment dwellers or those with limited kitchen space.

Pocket Utensil Set

Pocket Utensil Set ($16.00) – Nifty, right? This space-saving pocket utensil set is perfect for summer picnics. And if you really love using a swiss army knife type gadget all the time, you could use it for all your meals.

Fruit Keg Tapping Kit

Fruit Keg Tapping Kit ($19.99) – This is, by far, my favorite thing on this list. Come summertime, you’re going to want to have this Fruit Keg Tapping Kit around. Turn melons and pumpkins into kegs! It’s perfect for summer parties/BBQs.

Aren’t they awesome? And Uncommon Goods has so many more gifts out there. You can find a gift for ANYBODY. Anniversary gifts? Check. Baby shower gifts? Check. Personalized Gifts? Check.

Now…to get that Fruit Keg Tapping Kit!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods. All opinions are my own personal views. Thank you for supporting the brands I love, which also helps support thesassylife! 

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