Frosted Phrase Vase DIY

Frosted Phrase Vase DIY So, I guess I've developed a bit of a vase collection over the years that I currently keep stashed under my kitchen sink cabinet. While it is convenient to have lots of different sizes and shapes on hand, I have to admit that they are all relatively plain. Nothing cool, nothing special—just regular old glass vases. That's about to change! I saw the vases floating around Pinterest that use the rubber band and glass frost spray paint method to make a pattern, but I thought it would be extra cute to take it one step further and do a phrase instead of a pattern:Frosted VaseSupplies: Glass vase, letter stickers, glass frosting spray paint, and masking tape.

Frosted Vase 1. Use the masking tape to make guidelines for the top and bottom of your phrase. These lines will help you keep the letters straight when you place the stickers on the vase. Before adding your stickers to the vase, place the sticker (sticky side down) onto some fabric and pull it off. Repeat this several times until the sticker has lost most of its sticky quality (this will help you peel off the sticker at the end). Place your sticker on the vase. 2. Use the masking tape to tape off the top edge of the vase, so there will be a clean line where the frost spray ends. 3. Place the vase upside down on cardboard and follow the directions to spray several coats of frost spray, allowing for adequate dry time between each coat. 4. Peel off your stickers, and voilà! You're done!Frosted Phrase Vase DIY abeautifulmess.comFrosted Phrase Vase DIY     Frosted Phrase Vase DIY  Pretty quick and easy right? I usually trim out most of the bottom leaves in floral arrangements, but I like how they look through the clear glass letters, so I left them in this time. Of course, you don't have to pick a French phrase for your vase, but I think mine turned out très magnifique! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman

  • Love this. I have a very theatrical French friend who loves to put his hand on his heart and say ‘oh la la’ when we’re gossiping. I will attempt to make a copy of this just for him!

  • I am definitely going to do this. I have tons of vases that need to be jazzed up a bit.

  • Ooh La La, this is just so pretty:) I have a lot of plain glass vases that I have gotten tired off, so this will be a lovely project to do like really soon. Thanks for the idea and the lovely pictures to go with it.

  • 🙂 That’s what I was actually searching for without knowing!

  • What an amazing idea! Looks so cute 🙂

    Eve & Faye x
    Sugar Spun Sisters – A blog about charity shops, cosmetics & coeliac disease

  • This is so great! You’re always impressing me with your DIYs.


  • This is such a great idea, I love it!

  • Love how easy this is! It would make a great gift for friends or a hostess gift.

  • That is an absolutely wonderful idea. I would to make a similar vase as a gift, with the person’s name on it. Or just “I *heart* mom.

  • I love this! Thanks for sharing 🙂 xx

  • Omg this is so cute, can’t wait to try it:) So simple but so…unexpected & unique…hobby lobby here I come lol;)

  • I also thought it was “Ooh . . .” until I discovered the French actually spell it “Oh la la!”

  • This is so great! I have been on the search for glass frosting products and I never thought of a spray paint! Thanks 🙂

  • LOVE! This is a great idea for a vase or just a neat, homemade piece of home decor. 🙂

  • I’ve been wanting to try glass frosting. The phrase you chose is adorable. I really like this project!

  • That’s so cool! I am going to have to try this on the vases we bought for our wedding. Thanks for sharing!

  • No it’s not! Ooh is definitely NOT French…
    Neither is “très magnifique” , “très beau” or just “magnifique” is French but no one would say “très magnifique”.
    Though the vase looks lovely

  • love love love this idea! I’m in need of some greenery around my house and having such a cute vase is an awesome touch!


  • Lovely idea!

  • Oh, this is brilliant! Love the idea of it 🙂

  • Super Cute!! Thanks for the idea, ladies!


  • Awesome idea! And I keep forgetting just how much a fresh bouquet of flowers cheers up any room. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration! – Leith

  • Wow, such a great Idea, wouldn’t think it was DIY! C x

  • This is a genius idea, and the technique can be used in so many ways. Thanks for sharing.

  • wow, you guys have had some amazing DIY’s this week.
    love it!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  • This is actually the cutest (and easiest – yay!) DIY project ever. Thanks so much for sharing. SO happy you’ve joined the ABM team Laura.

  • That is such a great idea!!! And pretty roses too!! Perfect for valentines day!


  • Aww, thanks! And you’re totally right. The colloquial pronunciation comes out sounding like “Ooh”, but it’s actually a French expression spelled with just one O. Now, if only we could’ve fit some accent marks over the A’s. 🙂

  • How gorgeous! What a great idea!! Such a fun way to personalize a vase!

  • Such a great idea! Gonna have to try it 🙂

  • Cuuuuuuute idea, oh my gosh! And this would work with all sorts of shapes too! This is one of your most exciting ideas for me lately because it isn’t confined by any certain aesthetic!

  • oh so fun! this would be so fun at a bachelorette party, but maybe on big old wine glasses?

  • What a cute idea !! i definitively want to try it and try other versions !

  • very beautiful! i’ll try it 🙂

  • OMG such a great idea and looks pretty easy I think even I can do it…. 🙂 Thank you!!! Gonna try this for my new patio.

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