DIY: Decorated Vases Using Mod Podge and Eyeshadows | La Vie en May

DIY: Decorated Vases Using Mod Podge and Eyeshadows

I am a beauty junkie. I love trying out new products and brands, but the downside is that if a product doesn't make my 'hit list', it ends up stored away in a drawer collecting dust. And there's a lot in my drawer....

As I was cleaning my stash last week, I noticed that some of the palettes and eye shadows I had expired. I didn't want to throw them out, since they were practically unused, but I wasn't about to put expired product on my face either. And then I had a light bulb moment! I could crush the eye shadows and mix it with mod podge to make paint! I used it to paint some vases I bought and they turned out pretty nice.

DIY How-To


Step 1. You'll need supplies: a vase, paint brush, mod podge, circular edge (the top of a retractable ballpoint pen is good), eye shadow, and loose glitter.

Step 2. Using the circular edge, start to grind the eye shadow. Put the loose powder into a small bowl (I didn't have a Styrofoam one, so I used old newspaper). Keep repeating the process until all of the shadow is grinded. 

Step 3. Pour a little bit of mod podge into the bowl and mix slowly mix in the powder. Make sure it is completely mixed in. If the powder isn't mixing in well, use more mod podge.

Step 4. Start painting your vase! I used two coats of the paint on my vase. It's still pretty sheer, but that's the way I like it. I let the vase air dry in between coats. It takes about 3 minutes for it to completely dry.

Step 5. Once the paint has dried on, I covered the bottom of the vase in more mod podge (without the shadow mixed in). Then, I rolled the vase in the loose glitter I have. I brushed off the excess glitter and let it air dry for 10 minutes. And voila, it's ready!

Here are some pictures of the vase so you can see the detail more up close. The subtleness of the gold is beautiful. It's sitting on our small dining table now.




Just a couple of tips:
1. The color comes off pretty sheer. You'll need to apply 3-4 coats if you want it to be more pigmented.
2. Be sure to crush the eye shadow into very fine powder. Otherwise, it will end up clumping when you paint.
3. If you can't remove your eye shadow from the palette, simply tilt the palette downward so the color you want to use is facing the floor. Then, you can start grinding it.

Have fun DIYing! I know I have a couple of things in mind that can use some revamping :)

15 comments:

  1. I love this DIY! I really like how it's really sheer, a little translucent. It gives it a great effect. I really want to try this out soon.

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    1. Thanks Kim. I really like it. The color is definitely different from paint and it's very unique.

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  2. This is an awesome idea. Great use of unused product. I'll have to keep this in mind for products I don't use.
    Kellyhallman.blogspot.com

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  3. So pretty...what a great way to use up old eyeshadow :) Who knew eyeshadow could have so many applications? hah :)
    emmasbeginning.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Emma! So happy I was able to use up the eyeshadow instead of just getting rid of it.

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  4. That is gorgeous! I had soo many eyeshadows I didn't like, that I can use for this now! Thanks!

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  5. What a great idea!!! This is a fab way to use expired or unwanted makeup!
    I love it!

    Keisha xo

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    1. Thanks Keisha. Glad I was able to put my unwanted makeup to use instead of just tossing it away.

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  6. Nice, and I love modge podge! It is great for so many different things.

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    1. Yes, it's so useful! I can't wait to DIY other stuff with it.

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  7. Thanks for sharing, useful idea!

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  8. Oh wow you did an amazing job, it looks soooo good xx
    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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  9. Oh, my gosh!
    Oh, my gosh!
    This is something that I can make to give away as Christmas presents! Yes, yes, I know that we're barely coming to an end of March, but it's never too early to start. Lol.
    Chic and Alluring Blog

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