How To: Fall Floral Vase

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Did you know you could transform an ordinary thrift store glass vase into an extraordinary Thanksgiving centerpiece? Follow along our easy breezy tutorial to learn how.

imageStep 1: Mix glass paint (available in craft stores) and a splash of water in separate cups. This will help the paint glide smoothly into the vase.

imageStep 2: Pour one paint color at a time into the vase, turning the vase at an angle to spread in swirl design.


imageStep Step 3: Allow 15 minutes to dry between each color you’re using.


imageStep 4: After all paint colors have been applied and inside of vase is covered, use sponge brush to clean lip of vase, then place vase upside down on a paper plate to dry. We recommend drying for 24 hours.


imageStep 5: Heat your oven to 300F. Place vase on cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes. (Baking times may vary with different brands of glass paint). Remove from oven and let cool.

imageStep 6: Fill vase with water, add your favorite blooms, and admire your creation!

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Wonderful idea for children & grandchildren to help create. Then, they can give their pieces of artwork to family members, friends, etc. Miss Paula Deen, you have been in my prayers. No one, except you, will EVER know what you have been through. I can ONLY imagine. I have wanted to meet you for many years. Many. Odd, but my lovely daughter, age 19 now, was the one who first MADE me watch you on TV. She was a doll. So excited about you!! She said, "Mom, you gotta' get in here and see this lady, named Paula! She is so nice & she can really cook some good country food like what we like!!" I sat down. I watched you nearly every single day with my daughter. We'd both try to guess what you were going to make before you'd say. You were, and still are, a HUGE part of our lives.. We THANK YOU for that. You are on this Hoosiers, *Bucket List.*

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Paula: wishing you and your entire family a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving! You may not be on tv but I'm sure glad I can still keep up with you and your wonderful way of cooking on the web. Don't know what I would do without looking for Paula's recipes 'cause I know they will be gooood!

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
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in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 7:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 3:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm