In October I fell in love with John and Sherry’s puffy paint pumpkins, but it seemed a shame to waste such a great idea on perishable pumpkins. So, when my maidenhair fern needed a planter to call home I went to work on an old glass vase.
a glass vase
a dry erase marker
a steady hand
1. Make sure the vase is clean. Use a dry erase marker to draw guide lines for the puffy paint on the vase. The beauty of dry erase vs. permanent marker is that you can wipe it off if you mess up! (Draw the guides on the inside of the vase if possible. Then you can easily remove them later.)
2. Break out your puffy paint and squeeze dots of paint evenly along the marker lines. Let the puffy paint dry completely, and then wipe off as much of the dry erase marker lines as possible.
3. Cover your vase with several coats of spray paint and let it dry.
4. Slide a planter liner into the vase, and voilà! You have a chic new planter!
(Next I’m going to try this technique on a plain old terracotta pot!)