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Turn a glass into a modern vase

customized glass vase

Since I saw those flower vases on pinterest, I’m quite obsessed with them. They are so beautiful. I was wondering if a DIY version was possible. I gave a try using the same method as for the DIY coral. I’m really pleased with the result, even if the finished look is different and maybe not as clean as the original object. I think they look great! It was fun to make a quite simple to archive. So I show you how to make pretty vases!

spreading hot glue

You will need a glass, a glue gun, a piece of glass (from a frame, for example) and some spray paint.  Use your glue gun to draw some geometric shapes on the glass piece. Maintain the glue gun at a short distance from the glass and let the glue fall on it.

Try to keep the same pressure when pushing the glue out of the gun to avoid glue clusters. Start by making a simple pattern and thereafter try more elaborate drawings. The lines must cross each other to form a grid.

hot glue pattern

Once the glue is completely dry, pull your pattern out of the glass. It comes out easily. It’s why it’s important to let fall the glue on the glass piece, and not apply it on it.

drawing with hot glue

Have fun trying different patterns. Be sure that your drawings are big enough to cover the glass dimension.

spray paint hot glue

Spray paint the glue pattern, and let it dry.

decorating vase

Wrap it around the glass and add a few points of glue to fix both edges together. If you work properly you will even be able to slide the glue pattern out of the glass.

diy flower vase

Add water, pretty flowers and enjoy!!

diy modern flower vase

You can also try different spray paint colors. If you want another idea to make a vase, you can try this recycled jar vase or this concrete one.

customized glass flower vase


how to decorate flower vase


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homemade flower vase

Want to remember it? Save these DIY modern vase in your favorite Pinterest board.

diy modern flower vase



You will find all the tutorials featured in the video on my “Best DIY” page.


Dinah Rogers

Sunday 17th of July 2016

I love these, Ama. What type of spray paint do you recommend? that is meant for plastic? I am thinking a matte metallic gold paint could be cool.

Ama Ryllis

Tuesday 19th of July 2016

Hello Dinah, I used a multipurpose spray paint and it works good. I thing it will look awesome in gold or copper! Let me know how it turns.