Marbled Vase Craft

Set and enjoy a festive table this Valentine’s Day with a simple DIY and a little help from the dollar store and your recycle bin. This beautiful and simple vase is a cinch to make, and adds a beautiful touch to your holiday decor. Best of all, you can make this Marbled Vase with your kids—they will love the gorgeous results and simple process!



  • clean glass jar
  • red craft paint
  • white craft paint
  • water
  • paint brush
  • glitter (optional)


Step 1: Pour a teaspoon of water into the jar. Swirl the water around, and add about 1 teaspoon of red paint, while continuing to swirl so the contents of the jar coats the inside wall of the jar. Pour out any of the residual water/paint mix. Set the jar aside and allow the paint to dry.

DIY Marbled Vase - Step 1

Step 2: Once the paint has completely dried, add 1 teaspoon of water and 2 teaspoons of white paint to the jar. Swirl it around thoroughly allowing all the inner glass to be fully covered. Pour out the excess.

DIY Marbled Vase - Step 2

Step 3 (optional): Sprinkle in a bit of glitter. Set vase aside to dry

Step 4: While the vase is drying set your festive table!

DIY Marbled Vase - Step 4

Tips: Need some simple and cheap ideas for your Valentine’s Day table?

  • The dollar store sells red dishtowels in many designs that make perfect napkins when folded and placed on a dinner plate.
  • Paper doilies add a quintessential touch and come in many different shapes and sizes. You can layer the doilies or use them as place cards.
  • Add some flowers to your Marbled Vase and place it to your table. You can make a few and place one at each place setting for a festive, budget-friendly Valentine table setting.

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