This Mother’s Day, get the kids to help with the flowers! They’ll love making a one-of-a-kind vase for their one-of-a-kind mom or grandma. Use the Spray Dye Method for a quick and easy project, or get creative with our more advanced Dip Dye Method.
Spray Dye Method
A sprayed vase is a unique and fun gift that will certainly make your flowers pop!
1. We recommend spraying outdoors in a grassy area or other area that will not be ruined by paint spray/splatter.
2. With one hand holding the vase from the inside and the other hand holding the dye (about 6-12” away), carefully spray the bottom half of the vase, rotating until you are happy with the spray design and coverage.
3. Set on paper plate(s) and let dry completely.
4. Once dye has dried, use finishing spray to coat the entire vase and let dry.
5. Complete your gift on Mother’s Day with a beautiful bouquet!
BONUS TIP: For a longer-lasting impression, use this method on a ceramic planter and fill with a lovely plant instead of cut flowers!
WHAT YOU NEED:
• Inexpensive Ceramic Vase (we got ours at the 99 Cent Store)
• SEI Tumble Dye Craft and Fabric Spray
• Paper Plates
• Finishing Spray (glossy or matte, depending on your ceramic’s finish)
• Container to fit vase comfortably (*for Dip Dye method only)
Dip Dye Method
This creates a more subtle look to accent any bouquet!
1. Combine Dye and hot tap water in container, using 4 parts dye to 1 part water.
NOTE: feel free to play around with the ratio. The darker the mixture, the deeper the tone that each layer will create on the vase.
2. Take ceramic vase and dip into liquid mixture (try dipping half-way, at an angle, or use your own creative idea). Hold vase steady, soaking for at least 1 minute. Do not let the vase rest on the bottom of the container.
3. Remove from liquid and let dry on paper plate(s) for at least 90 seconds or until dry.
4. To create a second layer of color, dip a smaller portion of your vase into the liquid (try dipping at a different angle, the opposite side of the vase, or any other idea you may have).
Remember – the portion of the vase that was already dipped will become darker as you dip again (think “ombre”). Hold vase steady, soaking for at least 1 minute.
5. Remove from liquid and let dry on paper plate for at least 90 seconds or until dry.
6. Continue dipping and drying as many times as you like until you’re happy with your design. Let your creative juices flow!
7. Once dried, use finishing spray to coat the entire vase and let dry.
8. Complete your gift on Mother’s Day with a beautiful bouquet!