There’s nothing like a sizzling Fourth of July, complete with fireworks and festive decorations to celebrate. This Independence Day project with Modern Masters Metallic Paints is easy, and especially fun to do with kids. You can even re-use your Christmas Lights! – Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky
- Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Sashay Red, Venetian Blue, and Pearl White
- Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer for All Surfaces
- 3 Inexpensive Glass Vases, like those from a dollar store
- Lots of stick on stars. You can also make these on a Cricut.
- Paint brushes
- Paper towels
- Newspaper or Plastic to protect your project area
- Mini-light strands, preferably in white
- Optional: Artificial flowers
Before you begin, remove any labels on the vases, then wash in soapy water and dry. Add star stickers to each vase, in any pleasing pattern. Make sure the edges are tight to the glass to prevent paint from seeping underneath.
Paint 2 coats of the Zinsser primer on each vase. Let dry according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Paint 2 – 3 coats of each the Sashay Red, Venetian Blue, and Pearl White Metallic Paint on the vases to achieve full coverage. Let dry completely between coats.
Carefully remove the stickers.
Adult-only step. Artfully arrange the lights inside and outside the vases, along with the optional artificial flowers, to create a lovely vignette during the day with a shimmery glow at night as you wait for the Independence Day fireworks. We hope you enjoy this Fourth of July DIY!
Starry Lights Vases DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.