How To DIY A Ceramic Vase

Turn those boring, old vessel vases laying around your home into faux ceramic masterpieces.

If you’re tired of the glass vases you have at home, Monique Taylor-Yee Shui is showing you how to pull off great DIY that will give them a nice refresh for Spring. Learn how to turn those boring, old vessel vases laying around your home into faux ceramic masterpieces.

What you’ll need:

  • Cylinder Glass vase
  • White Clay
  • Acrylic Roller
  • Clay Cutter or ruler or Knife
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brush
  • Baking Soda
  • An old cookie cutter or glass
  • Sandpaper
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Cookie Sheet lined with Parchment Paper


  • Dowels or books to level while rolling

Step 1: Roll out your clay to make handles

Get a generous about of clay and using your acrylic roller roll out your clay to about and dowels, you roll out your dough to about ¾ of an inch thick.

*TIP:  To help with rolling out your clay evenly, get 2 dowels or books of the same thickness and use them as guides.

Step 2: Cut out half moons

Once you have your clay rolled out, using your cookie cutter or glass, cut 3 circles out of your rolled clay. Using your clay cutter or knife, cut your circles into semi circles or half-moons as I like to call them.

Step 3: Bake the Clay

After you have your Half-moons cut, you then bake them on parchment paper according to the clay package instructions – I baked mine for roughly 30 mins. Once your half-moons are baked and cooled, check to see if you need to sand down the flat side with sandpaper and sand down to ensure it is flat as you’ll be gluing it to your vase.

Step 4: Glue Half Moons to Vase

Using your glue gun, glue your half-moons onto your vase starting from the bottom and working your way up in a row.

*TIP: This DIY also works on glass bottles and jars!

I strongly suggest using a hot temperature glue gun as well as glue sticks with extra hold because you want a strong hold onto your vase. Once you have one side of your vase done, repeat with your other half-moons on the other side.

Step 5: Finish off the Vase

Our last step is to paint the vase, you can paint it using a mix of acrylic paint with baking soda which gives your paint a grainy texture which will give your vase that pottery finish look.

*TIP: Use about 1 tbsp of baking per cup of paint

*TIP: The baking soda/paint mixture adheres really well to glass. Apply two coats of paint for maximum coverage.