DecoArt Teacher's Vase

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Teacher's Vase

End a successful school year, begin a new one or make a "just because" gift for your favorite teacher with the colorful DecoArt Teacher's Vase!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow drying time between applications of paint. Project time does not include this drying time. Make sure you rinse brush between steps.
  • 2
    Wash glass jar with soap and water and let dry. Brush entire outside surface of jar with rubbing alcohol and allow to dry. (This prepares surface for paint.)
  • 3
    Using flat paint brush, paint Black rectangle to two sides of glass. (See photo and template.)
  • 4
    Using #5 round brush, paint Tuscan Red apple shape on opposite two sides of glass. (See photo and template.)
  • 5
    Apply two additional coats of Black to rectangle, allowing to dry between coats. (Hair dryer can be used to speed up process, if needed.)
  • 6
    Apply additional coats of True Red to apple, allowing to dry between coats. (Hair dryer can be used to speed up process, if needed.)
  • 7
    Using #5 round brush, paint Dark Chocolate frame around Black rectangle, using three coats and allowing to dry thoroughly after each coat.
  • 8
    Using #5 round brush, paint Festive Green leaf at top of each apple.
  • 9
    Using #5 round brush, paint Dark Chocolate stem on top of each apple.
  • 10
    Using #1 round brush, paint White stick-figure boy and girl onto each blackboard along with "123" and "ABC" above each stick figure.
  • 11
    Using #1 round brush, paint small True Red apple in one hand of each stick figure.
  • 12
    Using #1 round brush and White, paint "A+ Teacher" and teacher's name inside apple.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint 2 oz. White 104549502
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint 2 oz. Dark Chocolate 104549522
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint 2 oz. Black 104549524
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint 2 oz. Tuscan Red 104549508
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint 2 oz. Festive Green 104549514
  • Chelsea Home Imports Large Rectangle Glass Vase 104185765 (3)
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 1 104118913
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Round Size 5 104118923
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Round Size 1 104618704
  • Palette or Paper Plate
  • Newspapers to Protect Work Surface
  • Rubbing Alcohol and/or Paper Towels and/or Water Container and/or Dish Soap (optional - use to clean Glass Vases and/or Paint Brushes)
Download Project Template