Chalk Vase Tutorial

3 years ago by in crafts, DIY, handmade


I have seriously a billion boring glass flower vases stashed under my kitchen sink. Okay, that’s not true, I really don’t get flowers that often. But, I do have five.  Instead of getting rid of them, I have decided to upcycle a few for when I give flowers to friends or family. Chances are you have a few of these identical vases, or something similar when someone brought your flowers, lying around!


Here’s what you need:

  • Glass vase
  • Americana Glass Chalkboard Paint
  • Sponge paintbrush
  • White chalk or chalk marker

To start, first apply a thin coat of the Glass Chalkboard Paint. Allow it to dry completely and then apply a second coat. Two should do it, but go ahead and add a third if it’s needed.


Next use a piece of plain white chalk and lightly rub it onto the vase – then wipe it off. This gives it that old school look. Then use either the same chalk or a chalk pen to draw your design. I went with a simple herringbone pattern. Chevron or hexagons would look awesome as well.


I didn’t worry so much about straight lines. It adds character and gives it a handmade feel.

If you use the chalk marker it’s going to be more permanent, if you use the regular chalk you can change it as often as you like.


Now you are ready to add flowers! Just remember to be careful as you water your flowers, and don’t drip on your design as it may smear.


Voila! I think on my next one I will write a quote or a special note to whomever I give it to.




If you are interested in purchasing Glass Chalkboard Paint, you can find it online HERE.

Disclaimer: I am a member of the DecoArt Blogger Team and have been compensated for my time. All ideas and opinions are my own.

8 Responses to “Chalk Vase Tutorial”

Love this! So many possibilities!
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Natalie Wright
July 26, 2013 Reply

I know, right Bonnie!?! I can’t wait to try it out with other projects. Thanks for stopping by!

July 24, 2013 Reply

LOVE this! So simple and absolutely adorable!
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Natalie Wright
July 26, 2013 Reply

Thank you Kaylynn, I had a lot of fun making it. Thanks for visiting!

Elise P
July 24, 2013 Reply

Love this, I love how you used chalkboard paint, I haven’t used that before
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Natalie Wright
July 26, 2013 Reply

You should try it Elise, it’s amazing how wells it adheres to glass. Thanks for stopping by!

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