Painting a vase with sunshine orange Rit dye

Hello there!~

The color sunshine orange Rit dye is probably my favorite.

I know you keep seeing it pop up here and there in some of my sneak peeks on facebook.

The color just makes me smile.

How to paint on glass with rit dye

Today I am sharing How to paint on a vase with Mod podge and Rit dye.

Color of your choice.

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This is real life crafting here people.

I am not staging that for you:)


Mod podge Matte finish or glossy whatever you prefer

Plain glass vase

{Dollar tree is my go to for these vases}

Sponge brush

Liquid Rit dye in your color preference.

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Using the Sponge brush to painting on glass was wonderful.

Goes on smooth, 

no runs

and you can go over several times to get perfect strokes


let me tell you the secret to painting on glass with mod podge and Rit dye.

There is NO mixing.

I learned that in my experiment.

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Simply brush on the Mod podge as I mentioned earlier,

I did TWO coats

and in between the first let it dry for about 30 minutes.


I took my Rit dye

straight up from the bottle

poured it in a small cup

and painted straight up on top of the DRIED mod podge.

Can you hear the angels singing???

I did:)

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It was just that simple!

I still can’t believe no one else ever thought of this?

sunshine orange vase with Rit dye doo-over

But glad I did.

I have 26 more bottle and colors to work with…lots of experiments in my future.

sunshine orange vase with Rit dye beauty shot

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I have lots more experiments with Rit dye if you are interested, check it out!

Faux carved pumpkin with gesso and rit dye

How to dye burlap

How to make a pumpkin out of a round glass vase with Rit dye and Gesso

Coastal decorative vase

How to turn a soda bottle into a mercury glass bottle

Mason jars painted with Rit dye and Mod podge 7 different ways

Faux stained glass window with mod podge and rit dye

Mixing mod podge and rit dye on candlesticks

These are just some examples for ya!

It’s not just for tie dying!:)



  1. says

    SHUT the door!!!! Who knew you could do that? You are genius…I think Rit dye should be paying you-oh-and Mod Podge, too, for all the promos you have done for them-xo Diana

  2. says

    Completely awesome. Love the color and the technique is something even I could do! Of course the way you have the flower tied around it is darling. Not sure I would have thought of that!

  3. sonny says

    looks good Deb, I wanna try this with a teal blue. do they have that color or will I need to mix mine?

    keep the tutorials comin~!

  4. says

    I love this project Debbie! Your vase is beautiful. I think the color orange has to be one of my most favorite colors. I’m going to have to try this myself. With the weather turning cooler I am always looking for something to keep me occupied :)

  5. says

    That project rocks! I’ve never used modge podge. Boy am I behind when it comes to crafting! Must be that full-time that I used to work at for 18 years. Now that I have time, I’ll have to try it. I can completely redo my vases now to match my decor! You make it look so easy.

  6. says

    Oh, love that orange color! The vase looks awesome!!
    When’s your next copycat challenge, ha…I know just what I’ll do and who to copy. ha,ha ;0)

  7. says

    I love that orange colour, so autumn! And how easy is this project? I almost picked up some Rit dye at Michaels the other day, but couldn’t make up my mind on what colour to get and my cart was already 1/2 full. I have to get some, your projects are so amazing!
    Debbie :)

  8. Thiago daLuz says

    Awesome! I’m going to pick up some cheap decorative candle lanterns and try something like this, it turned out amazing! Great job on yours, and thanks for sharing the inspiration!


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