If you are someone who loves the look of antique and rare decor, this post is definitely for you. So, let's get right down to it. You might be thinking, a mud covered vase? I know that sounds weird, but bare with me because the outcome is amazing.
Supplies for a Mud Covered Vase
- Old vase
- Black or Charcoal spray paint
- Plaster of Paris
- Plastic gloves if you don't love getting your hands dirty
- A tool for mixing
How to Make a Mud Covered Vase
Here are the old vases I am using for this project. They no longer match my decor so instead of throwing them out we are going to bring them back to life with this easy DIY vase tutorial.
Spray Paint Old Vases
I used Rustoleum's Chalked spray paint in Charcoal for this project. I gave each vase 2 coats of paint.
Mix up Plaster of Paris and Mud for these DIY vases
I mixed 3 tablespoons of Plaster of Paris with about a cup of water and a cup of mud (any old dirt will do). Measurements don't have to be exact, just mix until you have a mud mixture that isn't too runny.
Next, rub your mud mixture on your vases! You can use plastic gloves if you really hate getting your hands dirty.
Before the mixture dries all the way take a wet rag and rub some of the mixture off. The Plaster of Paris will dry pretty quick so make sure not to wait too long. If the Plaster of Paris mud mixture is too thick you can use 220 grit sandpaper to sand some of it off of the mud covered vase.
The Finished Product
Let it dry all the way and TADA you have a beautiful mud covered vase that looks expensive and rare!
Feel free to do a little more sanding if you prefer a smooth finish. I like mine to look a little more authentic and imperfect. It's all personal preference. Hope you enjoy this DIY vase tutorial! Happy decorating!
Check out how to use vases on shelves and find the perfect stems for your new vases here.
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