First of all, I love all dollar stores and thrift stores. You can find the best items for cheap. So a couple days ago, I picked up this really cute plastic vase from Dollar Tree. Dollar Tree does have several glass vases but I loved this pattern and want to give it a little upgrade.
Since this is a super simple tutorial you only need a few items. I used regular acrylic paint from Michaels. (It was only $1!) Next I used Mod Podge gloss, this I also got from the dollar store for $1 but you can purchase that at any craft store.
Pour the paint into an easy to access dish or container
Begin painting first coat
There is nothing too special here. I did dab the paint on using sponge brushes. I like that some parts will show through. Just an added layer of texture.
Dry for 15 minutes
After letting this coat dry for 15 mins, you can either paint another coat if you want it thicker (or less see through) or proceed to the Mod Podge layer. I proceeded with Mod Podge since I wanted to leave a couple spots to show light through.
Pour Mod Podge into an easy to access dish or container
I love Mod Podge, like many crafters this is an amazing supply to have.
Paint a layer of Mod Podge and let dry for 15 mins
I dried this over night before actually using it. Luckily the Mod Podge is water resistant but if you want your vase fully water proof please feel free to add a clear sealant. Here is a great sealant from Krylon.
I hope you enjoy this quick easy tutorial that can be done indoors with no spray paint! And it only cost $3 total and you end up with left over paint and Mod Podge.