How to Make a Vase Look Like Ceramic


Do you also have a collection of out-of-date vases and planters lying around your house? Make them appear like porcelain or terracotta with this DIY project!

It’s a breeze! You just need a lovely container, liquid paint, and bicarbonate of soda. (Baking powder)

Bottles, vases made of glass, candlesticks, pottery, and planters are excellent choices for this project.

Use Paint and Baking Powder to Create a Ceramic Effect

Any container may be given a fashionable makeover with these simple instructions. To help you along the way, I’ve added helpful hints and suggestions in each stage. Enjoy yourselves!

You’ll want to have:

  • Paint for crafts made from water-based acrylic or wall paint made from latex, about a cup or more
  • Please be aware that this project requires water-based paints only.
  • Baking Powder: 1 tsp. (or more)
  • Baking Powder, not Baking Soda, should be used.
  • An all-natural bristle paintbrush for use with glass, pottery containers, or any other kind of glassware
  • Mixing and storing paint in a jar of plastic with a lid (such as Ziploc containers)
  • Stirring Paint with a Plastic Spoon

What You Do:

  1. Clean your vase or container by washing and drying it well.
  1. To begin, fill the plastic container with water-based paint and baking powder. Mix the flour mixture and paint well with a plastic spoon.
  1. You will observe bubbles developing as the paint reacts with the baking soda (see paragraph at the bottom of this article for more information). The paint will stiffen to the texture of a soufflé as the baking powder is dissolved in the liquid.
  1. If you’re decorating more than one box at a time, ensure that you have sufficient paint blended to cover the whole surface.
  1. Start by painting the vase or container outside. You may also choose to paint the inside if it is required.
  1. Stroke the paint diagonally as you go from the bottom to the top of the jar. Due to horizontal brush strokes, the finished product will mimic a spinning clay or ceramic pot.
  1. The first coat of paint is likely to be transparent. As long as you don’t overdo it, you’ll be OK with this.
  1. During the first layer of paint has set to the air for about 30-40 mins, the second coat of color may be sprayed.
  1. Seal your paint bottle between coats to prevent drying out.
  1. As many coats of paint are required for the desired look, often two or more.
  1. At least 24h or nighttime is required before using the painted container.

Add up to 4 teaspoons of Baking Powder to your paint if you want it to have a more textured appearance. The thicker the paint, the more baking powder you need. Let the last layer of paint dry for a few minutes before applying a stippled texture with your brush.