Try This: Paint Your Own Pattern on Pattern Floral Vase


Lately, I have been introducing a bit of maximalism into a few of my decor pieces. There is something about patterns on patterns on patterns that gets my creative side all excited. One of my favorite patterns to play around with is florals. So I created this DIY floral painted flower vase to really play up that floral on floral action. The vase came together pretty quickly and now I have a fun patterned piece that really pops on my shelves.

What’s great about this project is that you can easily complete it in about 30 minutes with just a few tubes of acrylic paint. And not to worry if you are not much of an artist, because I will walk you through the simple steps I took to create a cohesive floral pattern.

– white ceramic vase (this one is from Target)
acrylic craft paint in 5-6 shades of pink, orange, yellow, and green
– paint brushes of various sizes and shapes
– paper plate or paint mixing tray
– bowl of water and paper towels


Step One: Add a dollop of each color of paint to your plate. Then begin by creating the petals for the biggest flowers and the focal point of your painting.

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Step Two: Next, add in the stems, leaves, and small details like the center of the flowers.

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Step Three: Next, you will want to add in a few smaller flowers and buds.


Step Four: The final step is to add in a few abstract dots and extra leaves.


Step Five: Repeat on all sides of your vase for maximum pattern action!


What do you all think about the pattern on pattern action of the vase? Too many florals? I love the over the top combo and think the vase will go perfectly in my colorful and patterned bathroom. You can never have too many patterns, in my opinion! xoxo. Kara

Credits // Author and Photography: Kara Whitten. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
  • I love this! Does the paint peel off when you wash the vase? I’ve created things like this but at places like ColorMeMine where they bake the ceramics after you paint, so just wondering if this will peel off if it is not sealed?
    Thank you!

  • You did an amazing job! This turned out beautifully!


  • Ahhh such a great idea!!! I absolutely love it.

  • It’s beautiful, I love the pattern you created! Did you coat the vase with a layer of clear varnish afterwards?

    • Because I used a multi surface paint, a clear coat wasn’t needed.

  • This looks amazing – I’m actually desperate to try it. I know that I have a clear glass vase so, I was thinking that I could paint the flowers on that and then instead of using it as a flower vase I could put fairy lights in it – Imagine the colours in the room, it would be so so nice 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing, have a great week 🙂

    Chloe @

  • Ha, I’m too much of a perfectionist to trust my own painting skills… But this is a really pretty vase! This is great for those that want one-of-a-kind statement pieces without breaking the bank.

    Nicolette |

  • This is the epitome of flower power paradise, I’m obsessed! Have never seen such an uplifting vase that extends as much joy and prettiness as the flowers it showcases 🙂 Such a fun and funky addition for the home this summer. So much love <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  • This is beautiful! I love painting but has always stuck to canvases to get in touch with my creative side. I definitely need to branch out (pun?) more into painting plants on vases! The color palette is perfect.

  • What a cute, easy way to pick up painting again! Love it!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • I love it! I enjoy crafts that encourage some personal handiwork. It makes me smile to see photos from a group of people at those wine and canvas events all painting the same thing but having their own interpretation and personal spin on it!

    The florals and colors work so well for assorted bouquets. Reminds me a lot of rifle paper designs! Great job, Kara!

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