DIY Frosted Glass {for Heart Week}

I love a project that is easy and fun, plus the supply list is short:  glass vase, frosted spray paint and stickers.  That's it.  We bought all our supplies from Joann Crafts using a coupon for everything and/or the items were on sale.  I think I paid $2 a vase - they were half off that day.  The frosted spray paint was normally $6, but I had a 50% off coupon.  We used letter stickers from the scrapbook aisle - they were 40% off that day.  Inexpensive.  

Using this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess, Mr. UpCyclist's family - mom, sisters and dad, plus Lil O - and I all made vases.  I filled mine with cookies and heart Peeps.  Then, I wrapped it up to gift to my coaching peeps - I adore them and they all just finished their last coaching class.  Yay!

Here's what it looked like in our basement when I spray painted the vase.  Note to self:  Don't spray paint in the basement.  It smelled like fumes all week!  Mr. UpCyclist shook his head at me.

The only con to this project is the edge of the letters (once you peel off the stickers) isn't totally clean. In the photo above, you can kind see what I mean.  But, I still think it's a fun idea.

I do have some frosted spray paint left.  What else should I make?  Maybe more vases?  A cookie jar? Fun plate?

Oh, I know.  I could make cool teachery gifts.



  1. Ms. Lara! I miss your class so much! (edu 214, I was in the weird semester with the storm that prevented us from presenting our final project in Arundel Mills) Once in a while I check out Upcycled Education which is bookmarked on my laptop just to get some cool inspiration, or different insight on things. Thanks for everything you do! I adore these vases by the way! They're adorable and nifty!
    Loren Studivant

    1. Hi Loren - Yes, we got the short end of the stick that semester, didn't we? I'm so glad you keep tabs on Upcycled Education. I love keeping these connections alive.

      Hoping you are well,

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