For those of you who love color as much as I do, then you probably love PANTONE too. (If you’re not sure what it is, here ya go). And in my opinion, those swatches really lend themselves to fun DIY projects. So today I’m sharing a quick and easy tutorial for “balloon-dipped” PANTONE vases. Read on to check ’em out.
The resulting vases are completely adorable – and totally simple to make.
Here are the materials that you’ll need:
- Balloons in assorted colors
- White acrylic craft paint
- Small clear glass vases
- Black Fine Tip Sharpie marker
- Paint brush if your paint is thick (not pictured)
Begin by squirting a healthy dose of paint into your vase. Swirl it around, coating the inner surface of the vase.
If your paint is thick like mine, you’ll want to use a paint brush to spread the paint on the inside of the vase. Try to make a clean, even line below the top lip of the vase. Put any excess paint back in the bottle. Set the vase aside to dry.
Next, grab a balloon and cut the top part off (the narrow section). Cut a small bit from the opposite rounded end too.
Stretch the balloon around the bottom of the vase once the paint is dry.
Cut a larger hole in the bottom so that it sits level on the table. Arrange the balloon so the edges are nice and straight.
Next, use a Sharpie to write your PANTONE number on the side of the vase. If you don’t have a swatch book, you can just look online to find a PANTONE color similar to your balloon color.
And that’s it, you’re finished! I made a set of three, because I just loved the way they turned out.
Fun, right?! And they’re even cute enough to stand on their own without flowers.
But I can’t say no to flowers, so of course I had to fill mine with blooms from the garden. If you’re planning to fill them with water, be sure to let the paint cure for several days first.
You could make a whole set of them in every color of the rainbow!
These would make a great gift for that color-loving designer in your life, too. Have fun crafting everyone!