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.
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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.
mary springer says
INSPIRED! gloomy 4th but now have projects in ind! Loved this post always looking to do something new! Thanks for sharing..and saved link to Michaels supplies and to the site you provided!
Your vase looks incredible Taryn, love it. Think I have at least couple of those vases from thrift stores. Also have the old style tool which had to rock to get wood pattern, still have it after many moons of crafting and moving many times. My crafting “stuff” probably took more room than my clothes, lol.
Will need to buy that paint just to try if nothing else. Can hardly wait to try this, great project.
Hope your 7/4 weekend was great.
This is so cool – what a great roller! My head is spinning too with all the fun project possibilities!
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Very cool! It looks exactly like a piece of wood. Visiting from Inspiration Monday party.
Loved your vase project! I bought a similar roller of Martha Stewart. Quick question, so I put on 2 coats of paint and then pick my color for the roller and then do only 1 roll with it correct? I guess if one messes up, can paint over. Going to try this today ?
Taryn Whiteaker says
Yes! So you will paint the base of your project with one solid color, and then use the secondary color for the roller so you can see it on top!
Awesome! That’s all I needed to know ?. Thank you again!