Multi-Faceted Succulent Vase

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Multi-Faceted Spring Vase painted with succulent colorsI’m so excited that succulents are still so “trendy!” They really are so easy to care for and pretty to boot. I also love the colors of succulents: the varieties of green, the occasional pops of pink and purple, and even a shade of blue here or there!

When I found these wooden vases and their multi-faceted design, I just knew they would look perfect in all the shades of succulents! And, of course, also holding succulents. Well, faux succulents which are even easier to care than the real ones. But I digress! Let me show you how I made these Multi-Faceted Succulent Vases!

Multi-Faceted Spring Vase painted with succulent colorsSupplies:
Americana Acrylic Paint – Turquoise Blue
Americana Acrylic Paint – Boysenberry Pink
Americana Acrylic Paint – Pansy Lavender
Americana Acrylic Paint – Spa Blue
Americana Acrylic Paint – Sea Aqua
Americana Acrylic Paint – Silver Sage Green
Americana Acrylic Paint – Hauser Light Green
Americana Acrylic Paint – Arbor Green
Faceted wooden vases (Michaels)

Not shown: Gold leaf pen and Decou-page Gloss

Multi-Faceted Spring Vase painted with succulent colorsUse a small, flat brush to paint each facet on each vase a different color. You will probably need to repeat colors 2-3 times to cover each vase completely. Try to keep the colors on each facet without overlapping.

Multi-Faceted Spring Vase painted with succulent colorsI used the Turquoise Blue, Boysenberry Pink, and Pansy Lavender as accent colors since they are so much brighter than the rest, so they are used less frequently on the vases.

Multi-Faceted Spring Vase painted with succulent colors
Painting in the lines of each facet can be tricky. Keeping a super clean look to the edges is even more tricky. To spice things up and really give those edges an, well, edge, line them lightly with a gold leaf pen. That really helps those lines stand out and gives the vases a really clean look.

Multi-Faceted Spring Vase painted with succulent colorsThese vases feel to me that they should be shiny! So to achieve this look, apply a coat or two of the Decou-page-Gloss. I was satisfied with two. It just really gives them a nice polished look.

Multi-Faceted Spring Vase painted with succulent colors
Since these are wood vases you don’t want to add real flowers or plants because you can’t water them. Because they are succulent paint colors, it seemed only appropriate to fill them faux succulents. Each vase will hold one succulent stem quite nicely.

Multi-Faceted Spring Vase painted with succulent colors
I used a tall, thin succulent for the tall, thin vase. And a smaller succulent for the smaller vase.

I couldn’t be more pleased with how these wooden vases turned out! They really look like something I would purchase from a home decor store. And, since I’m already a big fan of succulents, I’m loving this color scheme.

 

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  1. says

    These are so perfect – I love the colors with the succulents! Thanks from all of us at Throwback Thursday for linking up to us this week! We can’t wait to see what you’ll bring next week. 🙂

    Mollie

  2. says

    These are so cute, I would have never known they were made of wood. They turned out great!!!
    Where did you find the wood vases?

    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGWW this week. I have shared to Pinterest!

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