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DIY dipped vases with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan

I managed to squeeze in another little DIY project this week using paint from Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan (my blog sponsor). I decided to dip some jars in paint to jazz them up. It was so easy and anyone can do this. You don’t need to have a piece of wood furniture to be able to use this paint – it goes on just about anything. The beauty of using Chalk Paint™ is that it’s so easy to use – there’s no sanding or priming and it adheres to most surfaces – like glass!


I will admit, I love an instant coffee in the morning. I’m not a coffee snob 😉 So, I saved 3 large jars. I gave them a good clean up and then they were ready to go.

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Initially I wasn’t sure which colour to use, but I decided to keep it simple and went with Provence. I tipped some paint into a plastic bowl and rolled the bottom half of the jar around in it. I didn’t fuss over it and was happy to let it be uneven and take it’s own shape.


I let the paint drip off the bottom and then rested it on paper to remove the excess on the bottom. I moved it around on a few pieces of paper to make sure I had all the drips off.


 I was so happy with how it was turning out. I could have easily just left it there, but I decided to get out my soft clear wax and wipe it over the painted areas. This really made me happy once I saw it coming together. The Chalk Paint™ has a lovely matt finish and the wax sealed it and made it look amazing!


Next I decided to tie some twine around the jars…8

Then in went all the foliage I had gathered and taaa-dah!9 10 11 12 13

What do you think? This took me no time at all – the longest was just letting them dry. The finish looks great. It’s matt, chalky and it won’t scratch off easily. Any colour would suit! I also envisaged Christmas colours when doing these…

Do you have a project which could use a lick of paint?

Check out all the Chalk Paint™ here and also find the nearest retailer (or buy online here).

Happy DIY-ing! ♥ KC.


  • Taylor Jean Victoria Chrissie

    They look great! Thanks for sharing. I really need to buy some Annie Sloan paint…in the school holidays I stripped back my dining table, a buffet, old school desk and an antique kitchen dresser (layered in three different paint colours). I saw a post from Annie Sloan’s fb page the other day where a couple stripped back their dining table, changed the legs and painted all the chairs and part of the table in chalk paint….looked amazing!!!! I would love to do my dining chairs……

  • Sarah Ward

    Love it!!! I agree I was thinking how gorgeous in a red paint for Xmas gifts filled with sweets! I’ve been wondering what to do with my leftover paint so thanks for the idea!!

  • Sandy

    Looks amazing Katrina, quick, easy and super effective too.

  • Rachel Wernicke

    Love this!!

  • Kathee Gunn

    What a great idea for Christmas presses filled with sweets or biscuits-thanks Katrina!

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