Let’s Make A Textured Vase

Textured Vase DIYI’m a big time fan of Jonathan Adler, especially for his incredible pottery. In the future I hope to own some of his beautiful pieces. Lately, I couldn’t get these vases out of my mind. I thought it would be fun to make some vases inspired by his design. So I made one and then I got addicted! The whole time I just kept saying, “Oh my gosh, this is SO fun!” I love it when that happens.

Textured vase steps1. All you need to get started is a plain vase, some white spray paint, some very fine sand paper, a sheet of self adhesive foam and some scissors. 2. Cut small geometric pieces of foam to create your design. Lightly sand your vase and wipe it clean. 3. Adhere the foam shapes to the vase. 4. Use several coats of spray paint, allowing dry time between each coat, until the vase is completely white. Optional: use a coat of triple thick glaze on top to give your vase a glossy finish.Textured Vase Project- so easy + cute!I had so much fun making this quirky vase set! Next I’m thinking of trying a set of planters with a geometric pattern instead of a face. This technique is so easy, but the possibilities are endless!

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  • Hello looks awesome, best different flower vase. They all look good.
    thanks for all

  • A brilliant project! Thank you so much for sharing!

    All the best from Sweden

  • Seems like a kid art but you turn it into a classy one. Great work.

  • These are so much! And I would have never guessed it was glass! I thought they were clay!

    x Sara @ tinysugarbee.blogspot.com

  • So funny!
    We love the one with glasses!
    Have you ever tried with hot glue?
    You can write perfectly on vases and bottles!

  • This has to be the most entertaining DIY I’ve seen in a long time! Thank you!

  • I also am obsessed with Jonathon Adler and would love a less expensive option for the look! Thanks for the tips; I am storing the idea for the next weekend I have time….precious!


  • OMG!! I love, love, love this, this is soooo me. Definitely doing this when the husband and I move into the new place. You ladies freakin rock!!!! :))))

  • What a fun DIY project. Would love to do this with the kids.

  • I like how easy and inexpensive this DIY is yet it looks so great!

  • These are so cute and funny! And they seem quite easy to make. Great inspiration!

  • what gorgeous and funny vases!)

  • This is a great idea for a stay home date! I think I’m going to try this with my girlfriend this weekend. Can’t wait to see your planters and geometric designs.

  • y’all are always amazing me with your creative DIY home projects – such a great idea!

  • ADORABLE! I love to make these for our home. Thanks for this fun and creative tutorial!


  • These are absolutely adorable 🙂 It would be awesome to make a whole family of them and fill them with different flowers that each family member likes!


  • OMG! So easy and cute! Is it just me or the small vase girl looks a little bit like Jeremy’s niece? 😉

  • This is so cool! For everybody who cannot afford his pieces this is the perfect solution. super job Elsie!

  • Those are so cute! What a good idea

  • Oh wow, these are ADORABLE! I will sure try to make some. Maybe a dog for my husband and a cat version for myself?
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Such a sweet idea – it’s actually so simple but I would have never thought of it!

    Have a lovely day you guys,

  • Aw, that is adorable! And so creative. I’ll have to try this with my daughters! 🙂

  • that looks awesome!!! inspiring as always, btw happy that spring is finally coming for you guys! have a great day! 😀

  • These are great, so simple, perfect for me! haha!


  • What a great idea! I’d never thought to do anything like that, but now I’ll have to try! Thank you!

  • Oo, that is so cute.. I like it. I did only paintig on glass but I would like to try that. Have a nice day.


  • Such a great idea! Can’t wait to try this out for myself and have a little army of vase people peppered around the house.

    Love the fact that this came straight out of your head!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  • The little one looks like John Lennon. Was that intentional? Because thats awesome.

  • I absolutely love this idea! I’ll be making my own for sure 🙂

  • That si sí creative! Love The diy idea!

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  • This is so genius, Elsie! You drew inspiration from an amazing (and pricy!) piece of artwork and made it replicable, DIY-friendly, and budget-friendly!! How do you do it? Your creativity and craftiness never ceases to amaze me.

  • This is just too cute! What a great DIY!

    Hannah x

  • these came out really well! i probably would have opted to do more of a geometric pattern on them but i love the white and the idea behind them.

  • Love that you can customize this DIY to look like anyone you want! So creative 🙂

  • those are adorable!
    love the photography!
    (i do follow for follow on bloglovin’!! 🙂

  • I love the look of these! Such a great idea.


  • this is actually quite lovely!


  • So cute! Love them

  • What a fun idea! I have a pair of elephant salt and pepper shakers from Jonathan Adler which I treasure! He has the best designs.

  • Looks fun! A great DIY and it’s so simple too xxx
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  • This makes me want to try to make something like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/574701602418559094/

  • I am going to make a million happy cat faced vases!


  • These are so fun! this is going on my to-diy list.


  • Found my next DIY project. Such a fun idea! 🙂


  • How adorable! Love the idea! 😀

    Lulu xx


  • When I saw the picture on instagram I was curious how you did this, so I rushed here to find out! Super cute idea!

  • Elsie, what do you do with the projects that you make that you find don’t mesh with your style anymore? Do you throw them away, donate them?

  • ooh, such a good idea! Too cute. I can’t wait to experiment. 🙂 Thank you!

  • This is such a cool diy project! Love it!


  • I know how you love foxes so check this fab fox fabric out…I would love it if you would make something using it and blog about it! (I am an avid reader of your blog and in no way affiliated with the fabric or website…just a fan!)


  • This is really fun! Simple technique for a beautifull and unique vase 🙂

  • This is by far one of he coolest DIY’s I’ve ever seen. So creative!

    Juliette Laura

  • What a cool tutorial! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂 I didn’t know Jonathan Adler, i am going to have a look right now!

  • Such a cool idea – love the result!

    Love Adler too, his store was the first I visited when I was in Chicago the first time, and then I held my purchase in my hands all the way home to Sweden just because I worried it would break otherwise. 🙂

  • I love this! I’m not much of a DIYer but I’m making an exception for these vases.

  • Thanks for fueling my Jonathan Adler obsession! Can’t wait to try this. 🙂

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