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Paint and Baking Soda Vases

Turn clear glass vases from the Dollar Store into beautiful decor! These simple paint and baking soda vases add texture and style.

baking soda and paint dollar store vases with fall stems on table

Is “too many vases” a thing?? I don’t think it is… lol. Maybe spending too much on vases! Which is why I got to the dollar store and thrift store when I’m on the hunt for a new vase. I wanted to try my hand at making some paint and baking soda vases, and found the perfect options at the dollar tree!

I had been wanting to try the viral baking soda and paint technique for quite a while. I used the technique on these DIY plate chargers and loved the way they turned out.

I was also trying to create a budget-friendly fall tablescape, and I knew that these vases would add the right amount of texture to the place settings if it worked. Baking soda dollar store vases were just the thing to balance out the overall look of our fall table decor.

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How to Make Baking Soda Dollar Store Vases


  • Clear glass vases from the Dollar Store (both of mine were from Dollar Tree!)
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Acrylic paint in the colour of your choice
  • Baking Soda

Step-by-Step Guide for Baking Soda Vases

I was fairly conservative with the baking soda when I first started mixing, but soon realized that I needed a lot more to get the texture that I wanted to show up.

I mixed and mixed a few times, until I was happy with about a 50/50 ratio of paint to baking soda. You could even add more than that, but after 50/50 it started to get a little too pasty.

adding baking soda to use on baking soda dollar store vases

Since I was going to be painting glass vases, I used acrylic paint. And of course I used black – if you’ve been here a while, then you know that I love a punch of black in every room in my home!

mixing paint and baking soda together

Once I had the consistency I wanted, I applied the paint to the clear dollar store vases I had in my stash. I used a foam paintbrush to start with on this project because I didn’t want to see any brush marks (like I had with the plate chargers). To get good coverage I did two coats on each vase.

painting glass vase with baking soda and paint mixture

I’m really happy with how they turned out! Since I used black plates on top of the white plate chargers, they help to balance out the overall look of our fall tablescape. A few stems of fall leaves look perfect in them!

baking soda dollar store vase with fall stems

I really do love the texture of these vases. The visual impact is so much greater than just the glass dollar store vases alone.

black vase with fall stems

This project was such an easy DIY! Just a little bit of paint and those dollar store vases became beautiful pieces of home decor.

When I do Dollar Store DIYs, I always do a bunch at once. You can see me make these Baking Soda Dollar Store Vases and my Baking Baking Soda and Paint Chargers along with a Fluted Candleholder, Pillar Candleholders, Fall Gnomes, and Napkin Holders in the video below.

Also, if you love dollar store DIYs, try these fluted utensil holders with dollar store vases and dowels!

fluted utensil holder sitting on counter
black vases with fall stems on table

Paint and baking soda vases

Yield: 1
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Turn clear glass vases from the Dollar Store into beautiful decor! These simple paint and baking soda vases add texture and style.


  • Dollar store glass vases
  • Paint
  • Baking soda
  • Foam brushes


  • None


  1. Find glass vases with a unique shape to makeover
  2. Mix paint and baking soda, at approximately a 50/50 ratio
  3. Paint 1-2 coats on all sides
  4. Let dry

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