Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year. The rich colors, leaves, pumpkins, those cooler temperatures…I love it all. I start getting really antsy to decorate around mid-August, and I’ve been even antsier this year with my limited resources. I keep dreaming about projects like this display I created last year. I really wanted a big piece that screamed fall in my entry to go on our table. With just a few pieces and DecoArt’s Metallic Paint, I created a Metallic Painted Fall Vase that I absolutely loved! This post first appeared on the DecoArt blog.
For this project, I used:
- large glass vase
- pinecone filler
- twinkle lights
- leaf stencil (I used my Cricut to cut these out of vinyl)
- DecoArt Metallic Paint in 24K Gold, Copper, and Bronze
- DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Black Shimmer, Iced Espresso, and Copper Kettle
- painter’s tape
- paint brushes
The first thing I did was cut out my leaf stencil. I just wanted four basic leaf shapes.
I then placed the leaves around the bottom of my vase and put a strip of paint around the top of them. I chose my first color and got started painting.
While each coat of paint was drying, I got to work on my pinecones. Using the Metallic Lustre, I just used my fingers to add some metallic shine to them.
When the bottom color of my vase was dry, I taped off another section and used the outside pieces of my leaf stencil to create painted leaves. I finished it off with my last metallic color along the top.
I put the pinecones and twinkle lights inside the vase and added some fall colored fake flowers.
My Metallic Painted Fall Vase made me incredibly happy last year. It was such a great fall edition to our entryway. The lights helped bring out the metallic shine everywhere and can we talk about those gorgeous colors?! I can’t wait to create something like it again!