10 Minutes or Less: DIY Temporary Tattoo Vase

Give a basic ceramic vase a makeover with this 2 minute DIYIf you’re looking to customize your vases, but don’t trust yourself with paint, then you’ll want to try this simple DIY solution: temporary tattoos! In a matter of seconds you have a beautiful design on your vase without any effort or mess. Here’s how:

Time: 2 minutes
Materials: ceramic vase, temporary tattoos, sponge

Give a basic ceramic vase a makeover with this 2 minute DIY
Temporary tattoos have come a long way since we were kids. Artist like Rifle Paper Co are creating beautiful ones (which I used for this project), or you can even make your own! I found the ceramic vase through West Elm (it’s the Bottle one) and just love the weight and shape of it.

Give a basic ceramic vase a makeover with this 2 minute DIYYou’ll apply the tattoo the vase just as you would if you were applying it to your skin. Peel off the plastic layer and place tattoo on the vase, design side down. Hold damp sponge on the back for 30-45 seconds, applying even and steady pressure. Remove paper backing and let air dry.

Give a basic ceramic vase a makeover with this 2 minute DIYIf you want your design to last, I recommend sealing with a layer or two of Martha Stewart’s Decoupage. Either way, be sure to hand wash!

Give a basic ceramic vase a makeover with this 2 minute DIYSuper easy, don’t you think?! I love the idea of customizing these for a party, but then removing the tattoo later (you can with acetone) for everyday use. I think it would also be fun to get a bunch of tattoos and create your own pattern on the vase. There are so many ways to play around with this DIY!

Give a basic ceramic vase a makeover with this 2 minute DIY

Product for this post was provided by West Elm. All options are 100% my own. 

 

  • Diana Campeggio

    You’re a craft genius.

    xo, Diana

  • jen

    so cute! also, is that wallpaper in the background? a print of some sort? do tell! :)

    • OMG thank you so much Jen! It’s actually wrapping paper from Paper Source :)

  • Holly Wade

    So simple and brilliant, I love it!

  • Elyse

    I think I am going to do this on a lamp!! I need to paint the lamps first — would they stick any paint??

    • Oooooo how fun! They should stick to any paint. Just be sure to seal both so it doesn’t chip!

  • Carrie Waller

    OMG, it’s seriously that easy?! Making this immediately. Thanks for sharing!

    • The fastest yet most satisfying DIY I’ve done to date I think! Can’t wait to hear how it turns out :)

  • Kaley

    What an awesome idea. The only problem is that we only have princess or dinosaur tattoos in our house right now! :)

  • What a cute idea. The vase is so pretty!