Easy DIY Textured Vase with Baking Soda and Paint

March 11, 2021

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Want to get that beautiful textured vase pottery look without spending a dime? This DIY is hands-down the easiest DIY you’ll ever do! And more than likely you have everything you need right at your fingertips.

First gather up any old vases, lamps, large bowls you’ve tucked away for a possible future DIY project. I just went around my house and grabbed things off my shelves that I wanted to give that textured vase look to. Here’s a look at a couple of the things I grabbed…

Large glass vase with pampas grass

Large lamp with glass base


Materials Needed:


Baking Soda


Spoon or stir stick

No need to go out and buy paint but rather shop your paint stash. We all have a paint section somewhere in our house, right? Grab your favorite color and let’s get started.

Pour some of your paint into a styrofoam bowl and add baking soda. You really can’t add too much. Keep adding baking soda and stirring until it gets to a thick pudding-like texture….

Lady pouring baking soda into a bowl for textured vase technique

Once it’s at a texture you like, start painting. You’ll want to paint it on thick, not really caring about your brush strokes going in one uniform direction. The more random the better….

Lady painting glass vase with black paint mixed with baking soda

When finished, let it sit to dry….

Large black vase painted with textured vase technique

Once dry, you’ll have a beautiful textured vase. Or possibly, if you’re like me and grab all the things, you’ll have a whole plethora of textured vases and lamps.  🙂

Paintable items gathered for baking soda paint technique

I absolutely love how they all turned out, but this one is my favorite!

Textured vase with pampas grass


A textured vase this size would cost a fortune to buy. I love that I was able to repurpose it and give it that pottery look I was wanting….

Black vase next to nightstand

Was I right? Easiest DIY ever?? Be sure to check back next week when I share another fun and easy DIY–my Anthropologie Mirror Dupe. 🙂

Fireplace with lots of decor on top and around it



Until next time,

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