Make a Pretty Abstract Recycled Painted Vase


Don’t throw out that plastic or glass container the next time you finish using it. With a little paint, a paintbrush, and some time, you can have an artisan-looking vase for only a few cents!

For this project you’ll need:
– a plastic or glass tub/container (I used a Talenti container)
– paint in a pastel color palette
– paint brush
– no skill (I mean it!)

Follow along in the video above as I show you how easy it is to make this colorful DIY. This is the perfect way to decorate a container to give to mom for Mother’s Day -or- to make a cute storage accessory for your space! Simply brush on colors, blending loosely as you go. The cool thing is, if you feel like there are any mistakes, you can always go back in and cover it up once the paint has dried.

To dry, I let this set on a plastic surface, so that I could easily remove any paint that might have dripped down. This did produce a slight drippy effect on one side of my vase, but I liked it cause it made it much more abstract and cool!

Display flowers (faux or real) inside, or use it as a cool organizer or change jar! Now I want to make more of these in lots of different colors!

For more fun projects like this, download the Darby Smart app in the Apple app store.

Make your own paint pour pumpkin DIY



Have you seen the latest trend in painting? Simply pouring paint on canvases is the latest big thing. I wanted to give a twist on this idea and make it a pumpkin instead…and the results were so, so fun!

I created this project for the Darby Smart app, watch the video above to see how easy it is to do this project, there’s literally NO skill involved to make this project. If you are looking for other fun projects like this one with the holidays coming up, download the Darby smart app and get inspired to create you own holiday DIYs for sell or gift-giving!

Here’s a pin you can save to keep this idea for next year!