DIY Milk Glass: A 2-Step Tutorial To Recreate The Vintage Trend On a Budget

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If you've never heard of milk glass, you might be scratching your head — but once you see it, you'll know what we're talking about.

white vases

Milk glass is white-colored glass, usually with a 3D design. (That's what the puffy paint is for — but we'll get to that.)

"It's a huge trend, and it's here to stay," interior designer and lifestyle expert Lauren Makk says. "It's very nostalgic. This is something from the '60s, I believe."

And while getting your hands on high-end, vintage milk glass vases might cost a pretty penny, the good news is you can make milk glass vases at home on a budget — and one of the judges of the new Disney+ show, Shop Class, is showing you how. 

"And what I love," she continues," [is that] it's an upcycle project." 


  • Old vase(s)
  • White puffy paint 
  • White spray paint


1. Create your design of choice on your vase with white puffy paint. (Lauren likes to do little dots!)

milk glass vase with dots
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2. Once the puffy paint dries, spray paint the vase in an outdoor space. 

BONUS: Lauren also shows how to make the cutest DIY pom pom mirror in the video above. 

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