Textured Cable Knit Paint Technique

 I just love turning something ho-hum into something I will use to decorate my home!

Today I'm turning another clear glass flower vase from the thrift store into a cute, cute vase for Spring flowers. 

You won't believe how easy it is to transform a thrift store find! 

sweater vase and books

I began with this clear glass vase. 

clear glass flower vase

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I recently did another project like this using a clear glass vase and wooden beads. 

I mixed about a tablespoon of baking soda into 1/4 cup of paint. 

baking soda in paint

I use Fusion Mineral Paint on almost everything I make but you can also use another craft paint. 

The baking soda made the paint thicker, I painted it on in several different directions. 

This was the first coat. 

painted vase and baking soda

I gave the vase 2 coats using white paint. 

vase and paint supplies

When the vase dried I made a home made color that was a little darker than the white on the vase. 

This time there was no baking soda in the second paint. 

Next, I'm stenciling the vase using this fun Old Sign Stencil called Cable Knit. 

FJI cable knit stencil

I wrapped the stencil around the vase and used a foam pouncer to pounce a light coat of the second color paint onto the stencil. 

stencil wrapped vase

I removed the stencil and when the stenciled area dried, I finished the back of the vase in the same way. 

cable knit stencil with paint

cable knit stencil on vase

Next, I painted the bottom of this vase with the stencil color to match. 

painted bottom of vase

If you have any "oops areas" on your vase you can go back in with a thin paint brush to fix the lines. 

cable knit stenciled vase

Finally, I wrapped jute twine around the bottom of the vase. 

vase filled with greenery

I think this stencil is so cute and I am sure I'll be using it on everything! 

flowers in a cable knit vase

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textured cable knit vase pin


cable knit vase with greens

I love making cable knit projects using recycled sweaters and this stencil will look great with those projects! 


cable knit vase on footed cutting board

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .