We’re always on the lookout for easy craft ideas, the less effort and preparation the better for us right now. So when we saw this little Rust-Oleum project we had to share! You probably already have everything at home to try this afternoon, all you need is paint, a small paintbrush, and an old (or new) vase – we’ll walk you through the rest.
So keep scrolling to find out how to turn old ceramic pieces into trendy terrazzo effects. For more craft ideas, check out our article. This craft was made by Hester from Hester’s Handmade Home, so check out his site for more projects as well.
You will need:
First step: tape your first shape
Start by gluing the triangular shape onto your vase. To create the smoothest line, really press down on the tape and make sure there is no space for the paint to seep in.
Second step: paint between the tape
Take a small paintbrush between the lines of ribbon you just created. Here Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Lemon was used and we love the lemony color, but obviously you can go for whatever suits your style. Add a second layer if you need it and remove the tape.
Step three: create a smaller triangle
In the larger triangle, create a smaller one with masking tape, making sure the paint is completely dry first. Then enter with a clean brush and paint over the smaller triangle, then remove the tape when dry.
You can choose any shape, besides, you don’t have to stick to the triangles.
Fourth step: add your pattern
With a small paintbrush and choosing another color (we love the gold used here), start painting random dots and strokes on the top of your triangles. Imagine creating something similar to a terrazzo effect, so it doesn’t need to be overly groomed.
Do the same with black paint (or the color of your choice) then let dry. Then all you have to do is decorate your new vase and find a home for it.