Decor, DIY, Valentine's

DIY pink dip dyed dollar store vases

Walking down the Target aisles I stopped at an all pink end cap display. Actually, I notice most of the women stopped a the all pink display! But with the average price of $20 per product, I passed. That was about my entire Valentine’s centerpiece budget!

I decided I would find a way to make my own, cheaper pink Valentine’s display. I chose dip-dyed dollar store vases and faux tea roses. I had all but two of the vases and some paint. I just needed some flowers.

Did you know that pink wasn’t associated with girls until marketing strategies around 1940, but it turns out females might actually be more hardwired to like pink than males. Something in our biology prefers more reddish colors than men.

I know that’s true for my daughter! A girl has never loved pink more than her and I never pushed it on her.

Enough with the science lesson. My point is I like pink. If you’re looking at this you probably like pink too. Here’s how to get more of it into your house for Valentine’s Day:

pale pink dipped dollar store vases - Valentine's day tablescape centerpiece
Cheap Valentine's day decorations - pale pink dipped dollar store vases
Cheap Valentine's day decorations - pink dipped dollar store vases
Pale pink dipped dollar store vases

Materials

  • Dollar Tree vases ( I used 8)
  • pale pink paint
  • faux stems
mixing pale pink color for DIY valentines vases

1. Buy pale pink acrylic paint or mix your own.

I had leftover white house paint in the garage, so I just mixed in some pink acrylic paint.

This worked ok, but if I were to do it over again, I would use only acrylic paint. It dries faster and doesn’t separate from the glass like eggshell paint.

pink acrylic paint can tint house paint
DIY pale pink vases for cheap valentines day decor

2. Carefully pour a small amount of paint in the vase without touching the sides.

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roll the paint around - DIY dipped vases

3.Gently roll it around until it reaches a little halfway up the vase.

Depending on the paint you use it might separate, just keep rolling the paint

If you’re using latex paint like I did, it might try to separate like this. Just roll the paint left in the bottom back over it.

pale pink dipped vases - cheap valentine's day decor

4. Wait for the paint to dry.

My latex paint took about three days to dry! But of course I got impatient and put the stems in anyway. Just make sure the sides are dry so they don’t get nicked by the stem.

Pink dipped dollar store vases - cheap valentines day decor
dollar store crafts - dipped vases
Faux pink tea roses from Hobby Lobby

5. Add faux stems.

I recommend using faux flowers in theses instead of real to preserve the paint. These cost about the same as real flowers, but I can use these again.

These were 50 percent off at Hobby Lobby, a little over $3 a stem.

Inexpensive valentines day decor - dollar store vases and faux flowers
pink roses in pink dipped vases for valentines day centerpiece
cheap dollar store crafts - pink dipped vases with faux stems
pink roses in dollar store vases
Cheap Valentine's day decor and craft - dipped vases
faux tea roses
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pink dye dipped dollar store vases
Faux pink tea roses from Hobby Lobby for Valentine's tablescape
cheap centerpieces - dye dipped dollar store vases and faux pink roses - valentines day, baby shower, wedding decorations

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2 thoughts on “DIY pink dip dyed dollar store vases

  1. Hi Kate – I am writing now at 1:20am!! We have had a tremendous scorching summer only with rains appearing the past couple of weeks, the next day hot as fires again. Today at approximately 5-6pm we had a mini cyclone, and did it rain? Goodness, it bucketed down, but the rain was beautiful and wonderful, I am so grateful to the Lord, He kept us safe and sound yet now I am wide awake, and quickly checked the emails. What a treat to read your House Mix and the the idea of the pink bottle vases and flowers blew me away. They make such a incredible statement, never mind Valentines I am going to try this for my birthday, fresh are lovely yet the imitations work excellently. Thanks for sharing your grand idea, it goes to show we do not have to spend a fortune to be happy. Oh yes, I so love pink myself, girls are all Pincesses, I am not married to a Prince but my Father is a King and His name is God. This quote makes me feel very special, I hope for you as well and all girls reading…. Much love and God bless

  2. Oh good! I’m glad you liked the idea. It would be lovely for your birthday. And I got a kick out of your princess quote. I like it!! Lots of love to you, Elize

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