Spring is the time for flowers and fresh flowers need a pretty vase. For a small amount of money, one can buy an inexpensive, clear vase or flask and paint their own spring flower scene or other artwork with little time or effort. Though this tutorial features a flowery scene, one can actually use these techniques to paint any type of pattern on a glass object.
The materials for this project were all purchased in the San Diego area. The glass flask/vase was purchased at the 99 Cent Only Store on University Avenue and most of the paint supplies were bought at Blick stores at SDSU and Little Italy areas. The cost of the project varies depending on how much of the materials you already have on hand and what you need to buy. Overall cost should be less than twenty dollars depending on the quality of the materials. Types of materials will be listed with the first step. Most supplies can be re-used for other projects or to create more decorative glasses. The time to complete the project depends on the size and type of vase or glass you use, but it generally takes less than an hour.