Are you ready for fall? Like it or not, it’s coming suuuuper soon. It’s crazy how you can actually start to feel the changing of the seasons in the air, the slight coolness to the summer breeze and the early morning fog. I’m honestly not quite ready, so let’s ease our way into it, shall we? I’m kicking off fall decor on the blog with these DIY Black and White Modern Ceramic Vases that can be used year round but also look great with some fall sprigs.
I’m joining a group of bloggers today to kick off fall DIY projects and give you some inspiration as we all ease our way into this new season. Keep scrolling to the bottom of the post to click through all the new projects.
DIY Black and White Modern Ceramic Vases
10 minute Fall Craft
This project is so great to kick off fall decor because they only took me about 10 minutes to make and they were really reasonable.
We aren’t completely done with our entry way yet, the sconces still need to be installed, but I just love them here anyway.
I topped them off with these faux branches. I love the modern look and the bit of nature they bring to the space.
Modern Ceramic Vase Tutorial
I’m going to walk you through just how easy these are to make. A video might help but I did’t do one, so I’ll try to explain it the best I can.
I started with these basic ceramic vases that I picked up at the craft store last fall. They were on sale, so they were relatively inexpensive. You can find similar ones on Amazon here. Make sure you get ones with matte finish.
Then, I picked up Beetle Black Matte Chalk Paint to give it a more modern look.
To get the effect on the bottom of the vases, I used a large paint brush. I gently did vertical brush strokes along the bottom in varying lengths.
This next step is how to get the water color effect. Clean your brush off and get a fresh bowl of water. Saturate the brush with water and gently dap it on the top rim of the paint. Move the vases around, even upside down and let the water move the paint around. Do not use too much as it will remove the paint. Also, clean the brush off as much as you can so you aren’t smearing the paint around. You want mostly clear water and let it run over the paint.
Let it dry and you are set! Beautiful water color inspired ceramic vases.
Here are even more fall decor projects for you to browse through! Gather inspiration and pin for this new season.And today I’ve been joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their Fall DIY projects! Just click on the links below the images to see their project ideas…
Modern Geometric Painted Vases at The Happy Housie How to Make Easy Fall Sweater Pumpkins at Tatertots and Jello Room Spray for Fall at Modern Glam Fall Candle Rings at She Gave it a Go How to Build a Tray at The Handmade Home
Textured Vase at Craftberry Bush Farmhouse Slat Pumpkin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Pumpkin & Dough Bowl Fall Centerpiece at The Turquoise Home Happy Fall Sign at Lolly Jane Personalized Fall Mug at Jenna Kate at Home
Fall Terrarium Centerpiece at Clean and Scentsible Black & White Modern Ceramic Vases at Taryn Whiteaker Designs Fall Chalkboard Art at Happy Happy Nester Fall Faux Centrepiece at Inspiration of Moms Monogrammed Vase at My Sweet Savannah
Tobacco Basket Wall Hanging with Flowers at Hallstrom Home 10 Minute $10 Sunflower Garland at a Pretty Life in the Suburbs Small Wood Projects to Use as Decor at Grace in My Space Fall Inspired Wood Photo Holders at In My Own Style Neutral Fall Floral Arrangement at All Things With Purpose
Vintage Amber Glass Candle at Seeking Lavender Lane Vintage Wreath Mirror at Sincerely, Marie Designs Fall Acrylic Sign at Lemon Thistle Wooden Bowl Candle Holder at Cherished Bliss Blanket Ladder from Copper Pipe Dowels at The DIY Mommy Thrift Store Basket Turned Fall Arrangement at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
jen hadfield says
Such a cool tutorial. I love the way your vases turned out!
Ashley Stringfellow says
This is such a cool idea and DIY. I love the marbled effect you made and can’t believe it’s done with just chalk paint and water!
Rhonda Hallstrom says
What a cool idea! I love the simplicity, but they really add a gorgeous look to the space!
Jo-Anna Rooney says
I love these Taryn! They’re so classy and gorgeous!
Love how these turned out, so beauitufl!
Taryn Whiteaker says
Thank you so much!
Christy James says
Such a great way to add a chic new look to a simple vase! XO
Ashley Mills says
I LOVE THIS! I’m actually not a big fall decorator – I love making our home a little cozier but I don’t obsess over all the kitschy stuff – so this idea is awesome! ;}
Love how those vases turned out. Thanks for sharing that quick idea that has a lot of impact.
Deb Foglia says
I love this technique so much I need to try this! Also obsessed over this table!
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
Wow! These truned out fantastic. Love how simple it was and how great they look!
Taryn Whiteaker says
Thank you so much!