DIY Milk Glass Centerpieces

I love the vintage, textured look of milk glass vases. The price tag, however, can be pretty hefty when you are planning to use a cluster on each table as your wedding centerpieces. Authentic vintage milk glass vases can cost upwards of $30 or more depending on its quality and age. It’s easy to make diy milk glass centerpieces using ordinary glass – in fact, this project can cost very little if you search thrift stores or garage sales for glass vases. I’ll bet you even have a few glass vases in your house that would be perfect for this project. But first, let’s take a peek at a real wedding inspiration piece styled by Justin & Mary Marantz and spotted via Pinterest from Style Me Pretty.

diy milk glass

diy milk glass

diy milk glass

To do it yourself all you need is puffy paint, white spray paint, and glass vases (you can even use aluminum cans). Take a peek at this tutorial for details by Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This.

diy milk glass

Hope you’re having a beautiful weekend!


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  • Devin

    What brand of paint did you use!?!?!?!
    I tried this myself with a brand from Muchaels, i got a lot of runny marks from the dripping. HELP!

  • anna

    i’ve been experimenting w this and have gotten a lot of drips…any suggestions?
    maybe i’m just spraying on too much paint at a time?
    thank you!

  • Tracee

    What a smart idea! I was wondering how was I going find so many milk glasses at different sizes for my wedding…

  • Glass Cutter

    How about red? I think glossy blood red vases are hot! and has a great retro look to it.

  • Kristen

    This is gorgeous! Love how you showed us all how to do this as well!

  • Perfectly Placed

    My Grandmother had a big collection and I have a few special pieces to remember her by. Love the way it was used here!

  • Jenny ~ Something Old, Something New

    I love this! Passing this along to my sister who is decorating her new house. Great idea!

  • Lauren Elise

    This is brilliant Emma! I’ve seen glass spray painted white before but using the puffy paint to add the texture…genius! I’ll definitely be trying this idea out :)

  • The Frosted Petticoat

    Oooooooo Too Pretty to look at!

  • Naomi

    I don’t care who created this idea…I love it! xo

  • anne

    You should probably credit nate berkus considering he did this exact same project using the exact same photos of the vases 2 days ago on his show.