DIY Pink Milk Glass

We’re sharing how to create DIY pink milk glass as we team up with some of our favorite creative ladies for the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop, hosted by the amazing Cindy of County Road 407.

If you’re coming over from Debra’s blog, Common Ground, welcome, we’re excited to have you here. Didn’t you love her summer-inspired milk glass cake pedestal? Seriously so pretty!


Nearly every year, I spend my birthday weekend treasure hunting and it’s always so much fun.   

This year, as I was headed to the cash register with a few pieces of ironstone, I spotted the prettiest pink candy dish I’d ever seen.

Up to that point, I had heard about pink milk glass, but I had never seen a piece in real life.

Looking back, I’m thankful it was locked behind a glass case because I really don’t need one more thing to collect.

And given I haven’t seen a piece of pink milk glass since creating a collection via Etsy would have been really tempting.

Still, I think about that candy dish often.

So, when Cindy shared that our theme for this month’s blog hop would be milk glass, I immediately started thinking about how I could make my own version.

Simple DIY Pink Milk Glass with Thrift Store Hobnail Vase-The Crowned Goat

Here’s a look at how to create quick and easy DIY pink milk glass…

DIY Pink Milk Glass Supplies:

  • Glass Vase
  • Warm Soapy Water
  • Lint Free Cloth
  • Rust-Oleum Chalked Spray Paint in Blush Pink
  • Protective Wear
  • Plastic Cup or Empty Paint Can

DIY Pink Milk Glass Steps:

Gather your supplies.

We found these pieces at the thrift store.

I looked all over for a glass candy dish but couldn’t find one. So, I settled on these vases and I think they’re going to work out just as well.

Wash your glass pieces with warm soapy water, (we used the original blue Dawn) and dry them with a lint-free cloth.

Next, place your vase upside down on top of an old paint can or plastic cup. This will act as a stand so you can get around all the sides evenly.

Then using caution, care, and following the safety instructions listed on the back of your can of spray paint, spray your glass pieces in a well-ventilated area.

We painted these pieces outside before it got too hot.

If you’re new to spray painting, it’s always better to spray multiple thin coats as opposed to one or two thick coats.

Also, if you spray too close to your vase, you run the risk of drips.

Creating DIY pink milk glass is a process, so take your time. You’ll definitely need to be patient!

Especially where heat, humidity, and other weather elements that affect drying time are concerned.

Since I plan to add water to these vases, I chose not to spray the inside.

This is after one coat of spray paint…

after two coats…

and after three…

Sometimes you might not even need three coats of spray paint depending on the size of your vases. The hobnail vase took three coats but the small bud vase only took two.

Quick and Easy DIY Pink Milk Glass Vases-The Crowned Goat

Decorating with Milk Glass…

All in all, I’m excited about the way these DIY pink milk glass vases came together. They add such a pretty pop of blush to tablescapes and vignettes.

How to Create DIY Pink Milk Glass-The Crowned Goat

While the real deal will always be the best choice, if you don’t have room for any more collections, pink milk glass is not readily available in your area, or you need a budget-friendly option, this DIY pink milk glass idea is a fun idea to try.

DIY Pink Milk Glass-The Crowned Goat

And if you’re already thinking about the upcoming season, this shade of blush pink is super neutral and goes with so many things!

DIY Pink Milk Glass Hobnail Vase with White Pumpkin-The Crowned Goat
DIY Pink Milk Glass Hobnail Vase with Pink Pumpkin-The Crowned Goat

Up Next…

Up next on the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop is my talented friend, Rachel of the Ponds Farmhouse. You’ll love her post on 15 stunning ways to use milk glass in your home.

Once you’re finished there be sure to stop by and check out what the rest of these fabulous ladies are sharing!

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  1. CoCo,
    I love how these pieces turned out. They look so authentic. Such a fun and clever idea.

  2. CoCo, You created the most perfect blush pink milkglass ever!! Love that you chose the small bumped out “hobnail” look. I’ve never used spray chalk paint but it’s definitely something I want to try. You create the most beautiful pink vignettes, for every season. That pink pumpkin is precious!

  3. totally shocked you didn’t get the pink milk glass candy dish! But when things are locked behind glass, I tend to just keep moving and tell myself, I can’t afford it. 🙂 Love your DIY and had no idea there was a chalked blush pink spray paint! Where have I been?! I think they made the can just for you. So excited you were able to join in this month. swooning and pinning

  4. I adore your pink faux milk glass! That’s such a sweet shade, and the way you styled it is perfection with those gorgeous pink roses. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. Love these pieces CoCo! I will have to try chalk spray paint, I am actually new to chalk paint if you can believe that. I love the coverage it offers, and this pink is just perfect. I am loving the hobnail as well, I am a collector of it in milk glass. Beautiful!

  6. Oh my goodness! This is so pretty, my friend. What a great idea. I love it.

  7. Hi CoCo! I had no idea there was such a thing as pink milk glass! I bet it was a beautiful piece! However, your painted vases look spectacular! Love the hobnail pieces painted pink!! Just gorgeous!!

  8. These turned out so pretty, CoCo. Love that shade of pink & the matte texture. Don’t know if I’ve seen pink milk glass, or if I just call it pink fire king, because I do have a set of pink swirl dishes. Is that the same thing? Now I’m curious.

  9. I LOVE This, CoCo!! How pretty!!! You know how I feel about milk glass and your pink version is just stunning. What a fun DIY, friend! Wishing you a happy week ahead!

  10. CoCo! I love this idea and how the project turned out. I hope you submit this project to a magazine for consideration. One of my dear friends who is an antique dealer and is in her 70s gifted me the most adorable pink milk glass bunny. It’s one of my favorite items. (I will try to send you a photo) That hobnail glass vase turned out so well!

    Oh and I love Debra’s blog Common Ground. What a lovely group of ladies to have a blog hop with.
    I am off to read some other posts in this series.

    Have a fabulous week!

  11. Gorgeous DIY, CoCo! I actually own a real pink milk glass candy dish that I found at Goodwill years ago for $3!! I know, please don’t hate me 😉 Your dupes are so pretty and very realistic!

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