Vases with interesting shapes and colours have piqued my interest lately as they can be used to elevate your space, and they are also great conversation starters. I thrifted this vase from my local Salvation Army thrift store for $2. Since they are usually priced under $10, I definitely got this for a steal! I thought it would be a great idea to upcycle this vase and give it a more interesting look.

Note: This project is best done outside because of the strong smell of the paint.

Supplies Needed: Glassware/vase of your choice, spray paint and cardboard.

Step 1 Place glassware on cardboard.

Step 2 Spray glassware with paint and let dry for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 3 Go over areas that need to be covered and let dry for another 15-20 minutes.

After the waiting period, you should have an awesome new vase.

There you have it: a new vase that is unique and your own for under $20. The spray paint I used for the project cost me only $10, and I went with a colour that is a little bit muted and natural, which fits with my space perfectly

Osareme David Dom-okoebu is a content creator and a creative expert for The Salvation Army. He creates content on Instagram (@_reme_) centred mainly on thrifted menswear. He also shares how to be stylish without breaking the bank. Find a thrift store near you at

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