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How to Spray Paint Ombre Fall Vases

How to Spray Paint Ombre Fall Vases

I just recently saw some lovely pink spray painted vases on a great blog called Shabby Gals, and I was inspired. So I decided to spray paint some vases in fall colours using an ombre effect. I wasn’t sure how this idea of mine would turn out, but it was actually very easy and a lot of fun.

How to Spray Paint Ombre Fall Vases

For those of you who don’t know what ombre means it’s when hues of the same colour, or different colours, gradually blend into each other seamlessly. It’s a really lovely effect and I’ve been wanting to try it on something.

 

How to Spray Paint Ombre Fall Vases


So here are my three finished vases with slight variations in colour. The one on the left was my experiment vase so I didn’t take a before pic of that one.  I sprayed it with yellow, orange, and red, using the technique below that I’ll show with the vase on the right.

The middle vase has, from top to bottom, is burgundy, red ,orange, and yellow.

 

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All of these vases are from thrift stores and cost a total of $2.50.

 

How to Spray Paint Ombre Fall Vases

I turned the vase upside down and spray painted it yellow. I did this so I would get nice coverage on the top half of the vase without the paint going inside.

 

How to Spray Paint Ombre Fall Vases

Then I turned it right side up and spray painted the bottom half yellow.

 

How to Spray Paint Ombre Fall Vases

Then, while it’s still wet, I spray painted with the orange. Starting about 1/3 of the way down the vase I held my can farther away than usual so the spray wasn’t so heavy and with light spray strokes I made my way down the vase. I brought the can very gradually closer until I had my opaque orange at the bottom. I just eyeballed it to my liking.

 

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Here’s the before of the large vase. For this vase I used the same technique as above, but then I added red, and finally burgundy around the bottom

 

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And here are my finished vases again. I used a fall coloured scarf as a tablecloth and set the vases up on my front porch.
The vase on the right is holding a yellowing hosta leaf and a stem of autumn joy sedum, which is just starting to turn pink because of the cool nights. By mid-October it will be a beautiful red. The large vase is holding red emperor sedum, which is a very deep purple burgundy all the time, and some ornamental grasses. The vase on the left is holding a sprig of ligularia flowers.

Don’t forget to pin it!

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I hope you’ll try this yourself. It was really simple and these autumn vases are so bright and cheerful.
If you enjoyed my spray paint ombre fall vases, you might also enjoy my spray painted vases and tulips.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

 

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42 Comments

  1. Yellow, orange, and red…perfect color combination. Great job!

  2. You really achieved a terrific ombre look! I always appreciate the inspiration you share at Potpourri Friday!

  3. Great idea and you totally rocked it! These look great!!

    Thank you so much for linking up with us at Keep Calm & Link Up this week! We love getting to see your new projects and ideas each week! Have an awesome weekend!! 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love the tutorial! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Jody

  5. Perfect!! I love these….thanks for sharing the tutorial!! Blessings!

  6. I love this! The colors are awesome. You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So happy to see you again this week. 🙂

  7. Just found your blog – and I admit, I'm quiet smitten with it in one page!!! LOVE the vases – now on to my local thrifty shop to find my own!! ..and to look on more of your site!! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Traci! I'm sure you'll find some great vases for this painting technique. Thanks for visiting. Please come back soon. There's so much for to come!

  8. I don't know how you did that ombre so well! I can't even spray paint something one color 😉 Awesome job with those mad skills of yours!

  9. Super clever – Love it – perfect decoration for a halloween party! I'm a new follower – love you to come visit me at 'my place' sometime soon – we're celebrating classy craft like yours everyday! Linda. x

  10. These look fantastic!!! Love the ombre effect and the bright colors, of course! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Gettin' Krafty last week! Can't wait to see what you've got this week!

  11. I love these vases! Amazing job, I will be pinning for future inspiration, thanks!
    Saw you linking at Fall Fun and Howling Halloween Link Party
    Debbie 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Lisa! I never even thought of that. It would be cool to try doing some just to sell. The possibilities would be endless with all the different colour combinations that could be done. I'll have to think about that! Thanks for the suggestion.

  12. Thanks for linking up at The Chic Geek, you are one of my featured links! Stop by to grab your featured button 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

    1. Thanks so much Mal! It's such a treat to be featured! I've grabbed my button. I really enjoyed the party. Thanks for hosting!

  13. Truly an inspiration. Beautiful creations and an amazing, creative artistic style and mindset.
    Thank you for the great pictures and thorough “instructions”.

    Fun ideas with a fantastic attitude. Awesome!

    I visited your website via Hometalk.
    Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much for visiting Theresa, and for your kind words. Spray paint really makes creating things so much easier. It can really transform almost anything. It’s one of my favourite things to work with.

  14. I am wondering what type of paint you used? Some of it doesn’t stick well to glass. Thanks

    1. Hi Karen, I used Krylon Fusion spray paint for these vases. It’s super adherent and worked very well.