If you follow decor trends, I'm sure you've seen this mud-covered vase. It looks gorgeous, old, with so much personality. I can't believe it could be archived at home. So I jumped on the trend and decided to make my own DIY mud vase - to display on my mantle, decorated for fall.
It's actually quite easy to archive and today I'll show you how you can make it for your home.
After I've done this DIY I'm not sure which one is my favorite - the baking soda technique or this one😁
Step 1. Clean the vase
You can find an old vase in good shape at any thrift store. Or look around what you can repurpose from your house.
I found this jug in Goodwill and it was waiting for its glorious moment for quite some time.
Before you move to the next step, make sure to clean the vase with soap so the paint will stick nicely and won't chip.
Step 2. Use primer paint
I used this paint can sprayer which is a primer and paint in one. We need it to cover all the flowers.
Make sure to do it outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. What I like to do when I spray paint is to do it in the box. This way paint doesn't splash all over the floor and you have clean floors after. It's a win!
Step 3. Spray stone textured paint
This was my first time using this stone textured paint and I'm impressed. It really gives it this coarse finish that you need for the vase to look old, used, and have a personality as to speak 😁.
Make sure to read the direction on the can and don't touch it before it's fully dry. Or you'll smother the surface. Lol and also dirty your fingers.
How do I know? 😆 I did it.
Step 4. Cover vase in mud
Get mud from your backyard or from outside. It could be anything. I have a feeling that clay with mud probably works best but we don't have clay soil in Connecticut.
Wear gloves or just do it with your hands. Water down the mud for the consistency of sour cream. Cover the whole vase with it.
I think the best way to approach it is to cover mud in the same direction, horizontally. But play around and see what works for you.
I think this DIY mud vase definitely needs more playing around with it to discover the perfect technique. But I like it the way it is!
If you'd like to make the same DIY bohemian fall wreath, I have a tutorial here.
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