Spring Poppy Flower Vase

Spring Poppy Flower Vase

Spring is in the air, my tulips are coming up and it’s raining today. I love spring and all the beautiful colors that come with it. To celebrate, I made this pretty vase with simple bubble style poppy flowers all over it. Just enough color to brighten up a room or dining table, a great way to usher in the season!

Spring Poppy Flower VaseThis was a project I created for Hobby Lobby on behalf of DecoArt. I used Americana’s Gloss Enamel paints, which once cured can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher (top rack). You can bake your project for a quicker curing process, or just let it sit for 21 days to air cure.

Spring Poppy Flower VaseBe sure to start with a clean glass vase. You can give it a rinse in rubbing alcohol after washing it to make sure there’s no residue. Simply swirl a pouncer in enamel paint then swirl it onto the vase. Repeat all over with the different sizes and colors.

Spring Poppy Flower VaseAdd leaves and stems with your liner brush. Follow the full instructions for curing.

Spring Poppy Flower Vase

Spring Poppy Flower Vase


  1. Starting with the 1¼″ spouncer, twirl the spouncer sponge head around in the Razzle Berry paint. Use this same motion to apply the paint to the glass vase, creating a circle. Using both sized pouncers and the different colors (except for Festive and Citron Green), create a variety of different circles all over the vase at different heights.
  2. Using the liner brush and Festive Green paint, apply long strokes from the circles downward to the bottom of the vase.
  3. Use the liner brush and Citron Green to add small leaves, two per stem.
  4. Dip the handle end of one of the paintbrushes into the white paint. Add a white dot to each colored flower, some in the center, some off to the side. For any white flowers, pick any color you choose to create the dots.
  5. Allow vase to dry for 48 hours, then place in a cool oven. Heat oven to 325 F and bake for 30 minutes. Turn off oven, prop door oven and allow oven to cool completely before removing vase. Alternatively, you can air cure the paint for 21 days.
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  1. says

    I love this simple project! I picked up 25 vases and all the paint this morning and am hosting a craft night on Thursday. I’ll let you know how it goes :)

  2. says

    I don’t think I realize how easy it is to paint on glass. And it looks so good. This is a perfect Mother’s day or Teacher gift!!

  3. Stephanie says

    Love this! Just finished a mother’s day gift for my 3 year old daughter to give to her nana! We were going to turn her thumb prints into the flowers but they were too cute so we left them as polka dots! Thank you!

  4. Sherin says

    Hi Amanda,

    I’m fascinated by your work and I’m going to try out Poppy Flower vase.I have ordinary glass art paint colours. Will that be enough?Did you use a normal glass vase?


  5. Debbie says

    Is there a way to print the instructions? This is so stinkin’ cute I just HAVE to make it! Thanks so much for sharing it! xo

  6. Debbie says

    Thank you SO much for this craft! I painted a vase yesterday, and I love it so much I’m going to give it to my sister for Easter. Wish I could send you a picture ~ I know she’ll love it as much as I do~ Yay! xo


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