DIY Glitter Vase Tutorial

Following is another fun Craft Project and guest post
by Jenny and Jess at Plum Adorable… enjoy!!

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been helping two of the lovely ladies at our church office re-do our office space and get it decorated for fall!

I mainly focused on making our reception area look “pretty”. The gals really wanted it to look more like fall and told me that my spring inspired pencil holder was the first thing that had to go!

DIY Glitter Vase - Blue

SO I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do!! I decided to make a DIY Glitter Vase!

DIY Fall Glitter Vase

I have since then refined/ changed how I do this process. And the new way is just as easy BUT it makes the glitter actually stick and STAY on the cup!!!

So here are the supplies I needed:

DIY Glitter Vase

I found the DIY Glitter Vase at the dollar store! (SCORE!!) I had the Mod Podge on hand and the Glitter I got for 50% off with a Jo-Ann’s coupon so it was about $2 so this project only cost me a little over $3.


Glitter Vase

In a plastic cup, mix together Mod Podge and glitter. I didn’t measure anything, just did a very generous amount of glitter to a good 1/4 cup or so of Podge. If in doubt, add more glitter I say!!

Glitter Vases

Then begin painting! I used a foam brush and painted away! Just make sure you can’t see through the DIY Glitter Vase when you hold it up to the light. You will see white from the glue, it won’t look as though it is completely covered in glitter but believe me, it is!

I let the DIY Glitter Vase sit overnight to dry!  This is what it looked like in the morning. I just added a ribbon!

Glitter Vase Craft

And here it the on the reception counter, doing it’s job holding our Fall floral pens!

DIY Fall Glitter Vase Tutorial

And since the glitter actually stays put, you could use it as a small vase! I haven’t tested what water does to the glue and glitter base but you can slide a clear plastic cup right inside this size vase for added protection if you wanted to use real flowers!

I’ll be sharing a different part of our Fall décor on the blog with you so stay tuned!


Jenny and Jess are two friends that love creating crafty stuff (for both kids and adults), cooking, reading, and so much more! They were so inspired by the ideas and lives of so many of their favorite bloggers, that last Fall they decided to start their own blog Even though they still feel like they have no idea what they are doing (most of the time), they are excited that their followers seem to like it! They also love to create free printables and svg’s for both kids and home decor. If you want to read more about how Jenny and Jess met and all the crazy things they have in common check them out here..

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  1. says

    Hi, I started making these, but the first coat was still quite see through. Yours are solid glitter. How many coats did you do? Did you paint inside and outside the vase? Thanks!

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