Color Blocked Vase Table Setting

INSIDE : Learn the steps to a gorgeous Color Blocked Vase Table Setting this Autumn season using Martha Stewart spray paint.  A great way to add personality to your dining table during parties or when hosting Thanksgiving.

Color Block Vase Table Setting

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As the weather begins to cool, I can’t help but start to think about hosting friends + family for pumpkin carving parties and even Thanksgiving.  That all might look a little differently this year, but one thing for sure is – I plan to set a lovely table, even if just for my family!

And if you are looking to make Color Block Cactus Pots, head over here!

Vase Table Setting

What supplies do I need to make a color blocked vase?

Three Glass Vases
Thin Painter’s Tape
Martha Stewart Spray Paints
White paper
Silk Flowers + Greenery

Color Block Vase -supplies

The Martha Stewart spray paints I used on this project were :

Love Bird
Wild Salmon
Classroom Green
Porcelain Doll
Wet Cement

Martha Stewart Spray Paints

Looking for more creative Martha Stewart projects? Check out the 20+ crafts I’ve made using her amazing supplies!

How to color a vase?

Adding color to a vase can actually be quite simple.

There are a few methods that are easy to do with big results-

  • Overall spray painting the vase on the outside
  • Light dusting of spray paint on the lower or upper portion of your vase for an ombre look
  • Taping off portions of your vase and painting with acrylic paint for a color block look

How to color block a vase –

Begin by cleaning the glass of your three vases using glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol.  Then, starting from the bottom, measure and wrap painter’s tape around all three vases.

Color Block Vase -step1

I decided to start with my Wet Cement gray spray paint color first.

Color Block Vase - step2 taping off the vases

Wrap vase with paper

Wrap a piece of regular white paper on the remaining portion of your vase to keep from getting any over spray.

In a well ventilated area, give your three vases a nice light even coat of spray paint.  I found it best to immediately remove the white paper guard and the painter’s tape.  This helped with any bleeding and smearing of paint.

Color Block Vase -step 3 Wrap with paper

Allow paint on vase to fully dry

Allow your painted stripe of color to fully dry.  Then start at step 1 all over again… add the painter’s tape and your paper guard.  As you continue to paint, you will need paper covering both the top empty portions of the vase and the lower already painted striped areas.

Note : This is a very simple project to execute, but you need patience as there is time needed for the paint to dry between each step.

Color Block Vases -step 4 spray paint stripes

Colorful Glass Vase

Once all your paint has dried, it’s time to step back and admire your colorful work!

Colorful Striped Vases

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Striped Glass Flower Vases

I love the shiny gloss look that the spray paint gives.  If you used acrylic paint, it would have more of a dull feel with paint brush lines.

Color Block Vase detail

Color Blocked Vase Table Setting

Now it is time to set our lovely table with these color blocked vases!  I opted to use more greenery with just a few pops of color.

Color Block Vase Table

How do I make a colorful table centerpiece?

To set a colorful table with a fun centerpiece, I always incorporate some of the same colors from the vases in your table for a cohesive look. You can do this by adding in candles, greenery, cloth napkins or a tablecloth.

Thanksgiving Vase tablescape

Even the dish-ware and cutlery you select can help enhance the centerpiece!

Thanksgiving Colorblock Table

I love how versatile this project is by using colors that you love and highlighting your favorites by using wider or smaller bands of color – you can really create the perfect table setting for any occasion!

Green Cozy Autumn Table setup

Be sure to check out some of my other gorgeous Martha Stewart projects I’ve done over the years!

This is a sponsored post by Martha Stewart and Duncan Paint.  All opinions are 100% mine.  

Color Block Fall Table setup
Striped Flower Vase

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