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DIY – Pier 1 Inspired Vase

Posted: January 24, 2016 at 10:28 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

I was inspired by a vase I bought from Pier 1 Imports to make a few of my own.  The Pier 1 vase cost me about $30 but I was able to make a few that cost me only $3 each! Here’s how I did it.

The supplies I used were:

  • Flat Black acrylic paint
  • Metallic Copper acrylic paint
  • Medium size paint brush
  • Flat sponge brush
  • Natural sponge
  • Glitter Shimmer Glistering Gold spray paint
  • Gorilla Epoxy (if you want to bind two or more glass pieces together)


You will also need to select the right pieces to create this effect.

step2-glassI used glass pieces that had a relief pattern and would show an interesting design.  I found glass vases from Dollar Tree and Good Will for $1.00 each.

step3-glassI uses Gorilla Epoxy to glue two pieces together and make one tall vase. Let the glue dry for an hour before the next step.

step4-glassI painted the entire outside of the glass with a flat black acrylic paint.  I let the paint dry and gave it another coat until whole vase was opaque.

step5-glassWith a flat sponge brush I gently brushed metallic copper acrylic paint over the higher relief pattern (careful to leave the black in the cracks untouched.)  For the flat solid areas, I dabbed with a natural sponge dipped in black paint. Then I used the dry side of the sponge to lightly rub the area and give it more dimension.

step5a-glassTo give my vase the same reflective looks as the Pier 1 vase, I gave it a very light coat of a Glitter Shimmer gold spray paint.

step6-glassI added a glass vault with a scented candle to the top of this vase and used it as part of  my bath decor.

final-glassI made a couple more pieces to use as centerpieces on my bathroom counter!

With a little creative crafting you can have your own exotic pieces that look like imports from another world!

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