Hobnail Milk Glass VaseJune 10, 2014 7:16 am Crafts, Floral Crafts, Home Decor
By Home Decor Contributor Jennifer from Brave New Home.
I once had a white hobnail milk glass vase but it broke. I’ve missed having one so much that I looked to see what I already had on hand to recreate one.
I used a glass vase, left over puffy paint and some white spray paint. Since I wanted big dots, I cut the nozzle of the puffy paint off so the paint could come out faster. If you’ve never used puffy paint before, I suggest trying it out on some paper to get a feel for it before starting on your vase.
Do one area of your vase, let it dry, rotate, then start on another area. If your paint runs, let it dry completely and then simply peel it off. This project took me a little over a week as I let each area of my vase dry for at least a few days. I propped my vase up in a spoon holder draped with a washcloth to prevent sticking.
After my vase was completely dry, I applied a few coats of white spray paint. Since the puffy paint is three dimensional, be sure to rotate your vase so that you apply spray paint from each side and evenly.
I love having an opaque vase. I always have the hardest time cleaning vases and I’m always reluctant to use cleaning products on a surface I know will come in contact with live plants. This is a perfect solution and it looks great, too!