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Have you seen the viral baking soda and paint vase hack that’s been all over TikTok?? Basically, you combine acrylic or water-based paint and baking soda. Then you paint a vase with the mixture to give it a texture that’s similar to handmade pottery! It’s so cool and so easy. I’ve been dying to try this decor hack, so today I teamed up with Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart to transform my favorite vase from their home decor line. Here’s the full DIY tutorial + a bit more about this pretty summer tablescape!
Viral Decor Hack Tutorial: Use Paint and Baking Soda To Make a Textured Vase
- Glass vase
- Baking soda
- Water-based paint
- Brushes and palette knife
- Scrap paper
First, thoroughly wash and dry your vase.
Then, mix your baking soda and paint together. Most of the tutorials I’ve seen suggest either a 1:2 ratio or 1:4 ratio of paint to baking soda. I was a bit more loose with it and just poured out baking soda then dabbed my brush into the paint and swirled it around. I wanted more of a mottled color combination, so this technique worked well for me!
I used a plastic lid from a yogurt container as my palette, but you could also just mix the paint directly on your scrap paper.
Next, dab on the paint mixture. I started with more distinct swaths of color, then blended.
Once the entire vase is covered, I dipped my brush into more baking soda and packed that into the wet paint. This achieved more of a matte look, which is exactly what I wanted!
In this photo, you can see where I haven’t added more baking soda (the more saturated yellow and orange paint to the left side of the vase).
The baking soda also tones down the color of the paint, so be sure to keep that in mind when selecting your colors.
Once you’ve covered the vase with baking soda and paint to your liking, let it sit and dry for at least 8 hours before using it. The result is a beautiful matte finish that looks just like a handmade piece of vintage pottery… but in any color palette and shape you want!
Summer Tablescape Details
To complement my newly finished vase, I set this pretty summer-inspired tablescape!
Isn’t my baking soda + paint vase so pretty?? The star of my summer tablescape, for sure. I set it on a wooden cake stand to elevate it a bit more and add another material to the table. I love how it all pops so beautifully off this striped table throw! Plus, it’s a cute alternative to the traditional runner or tablecloth you normally see.
Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart has a great assortment of pieces to set the table, too. I’m always wow-ed by the options and the quality. For example, these wine glasses are such a great affordable basic. They look great paired with matte gold flatware and these porcelain pasta bowls.
You know that I am always thinking up new ways to style my tablescapes, so imagine how excited I was to discover these faux wicker mirrors! I used them to bounce around more of the candlelight on the table. I love how they add a bit more texture, too. The overall look coordinates nicely with these wire candleholders, too.
Let’s pause for a second and talk about how much I LOVE these new candles in ceramic containers. Not only is the vessel so perfect for upcycling, the scents are amazing. I’m partial to the Rosemary & Wheat, but I’ve also enjoyed the Tomato & Vine, Cucumber & Coriander, and Lemon & Sage. Plus, each one is less than $15! Don’t sleep on these candles, you guys.
So what do you think of how the paint + baking soda vase turned out?? I absolutely love the texture and how it makes my foraged flowers pop even more on the table!
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As always, if you try this DIY or shop any of my favorite Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart pieces, be sure to post to Instagram and tag me! I love to see how our DIY projects turn out for you and how you style decor I recommend.