How to Create Your Own Vintage Vase


Have you been eyeing the DIY “vintage pot” trend on Instagram? The earthy, weathered look adds texture and character to your decor, and works with a variety of styles. I had to try it for myself.

  1. Select your vase, pot, or lamp base. If you do not have one already, thrift stores such as Good Will or the Salvation Army are excellent places. You can find vases for around $5-7 at your local thrift store, Goodwill or Salvation Army.
  2. Spray with a textured spray paint. This is my secret step! If your vase/pot/lamp base is smooth and you would prefer a rough, aged look, use any textured spray paint. I used Rust-oleum Multicolor Spray Carribbean Sand in a well ventilated area and follow the directions on the can. Allow to dry.
  3. Make some mud! Purchase a small bag of potting soil or go out in your yard with a plastic cup (or mixing bowl, etc) and collect a handful of dirt/clay/mud. Water it down if necessary and squish it around until you have a muddy liquid. Wear gloves.
  4. Coat your vase with mud. Using a gloved hand, rub the mud mixture all over your vase (or pot/lamp base, etc). It’s supposed to look old and dirty! Allow to dry.
  5. Using a dry cloth and rub off excess mud.
  6. Style with greenery and enjoy your new stone vase!
with love,
Jennifer Ma