Disclosure: I was chosen to be a Michaels Maker, and this post is sponsored by Michaels. All opinions are 100% my own.
My entire design aesthetic is basically, mixing tons of neutrals plus adding wood and metal accents. So it’s no surprise that I love the look of wood grain. I have been crushing on the whole ‘faux bois’ trend and finally decided to give it a try myself. There are a lot of different ways to get this look, but this took no time at all! Ready to see how I made this in just a few minutes?
DIY Faux Bois Vase
I discovered that Michaels had this really neat roller that rolls on the design, so I decided to give it a try. It was incredibly easy to use and way faster than applying a stencil or hand drawing the lines.
I loved how it turned out so much and now it has my head spinning with other projects I can do with it. You could make large scale artwork, wood pictures, apply the design to furniture or trays.
- Square Glass Vase
- Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint in Wedding Cake White and Clay
- Martha Stewart Patterned Roller with Faux Bois Roller
- Paint Brush
You can get these simple glass vases at Michaels for just $5.99. I used the new Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint for this project because it is intended to use on glass. This is basically like a chalky finish paint. And it worked great! I used the Wedding White for the base and applied two coats for a complete coverage.
If you have some painting projects in mind that work on unconventional surfaces like glass, wood, concrete, metal, etc. You should check out all the new paints they have in stock. With over 800 new styles of craft paint, Michaels has more paints for more surfaces! Check out some of their new finishes including ultra-metallic & watercolor and get started on your next DIY!
For the wood grain effect, I used the Clay color of paint. You will want to pour the paint into a small paint roller and make sure to completely saturate the sponge roller, get it clear to the edges.
Then, attach the wood grain roller and carefully roll it over to the surface. I honestly did the entire vase in about 2 minutes! I was surprised by how easy it was and very little smudging.
This was a really fun and easy project and I can’t wait to try it out on more things! If you are looking for new supplies to add to your craft collection, this roller is a great investment. Especially if you like to apply different patterns, or are doing a large scale project.