Give your tired old vase a makeover. You can transform it in many ways. The project doesn't even have to take long.
Image: Kay Ellen Design
Here's an insider tip.
People who do event decor paint vases all the time. Why? It's cheaper and allows them to get exactly what they want in the right color.
At Fly Me To The Moon, we spray painted the insides of cube vases for a major event in January. Why? We found out we were doing the event only 2 weeks beforehand. No time to scurry around looking for the perfect vase at the perfect price. Or ordering them online and having them arrive damaged. Besides, it was cheaper than buying 70 copper cube vases.
Make Inexpensive Custom Vases for Events
- Buy matching vases and decorate them.
- Buy vases in mixed styles and shapes and paint them the same color.
5 Tips For Vase Makeovers
Here are 5 simple ways to transform your "way back in the cabinet," "dollar store" or "I really don't want to get rid of this " vase in a day:
Image : via Style Me Pretty
1) Spray Paint - Spray painting a vase is really simple. A matte finish looks elegant. But you could use a glossy paint too, if you insist. The trick is to use several thin coats of spray paint. Learn how over at the Style Me Pretty tutorial: "DIYProject: Painted Vases"
Image: Urban Comfort
2) Decoupage Lace - Here's something I've never seen. You can glue lace to a vase for a different look. Or you could tape the lace to the vase. Spray paint over it then remove it. You'd be left with a vase with a lace design. I'd do this over a slightly different color like white and beige. Check out the "Decoupaging with Lace" tutorial here at the Urban Comfort blog.
3) Wrap It Up - You can use twine, cording ,raffia or yarn to create a wonderful texture on a vase. When I was growing up, we used to twist strips of brown or crepe paper into a "cord" and wrap it around bottles for Mother's Day gifts. Read, "How To Twine Bottles" over at the Curbly blog.
Image: Katies Rose Cottage Designs
4) Mercurize - Okay, you're right. That's not a word. But folks all over the web are making their own mercury glass vases. There's a great tutorial over at Tip Junkie called, "Mercury Glass Family Fun."
Image: Centsational Girl
5) Embellish - You can embellish a vase with French-inspired labels here, old jewelry, ribbons or an thing you want. You can even glue on a fake flower and call it a day. Kate over at Centsational Girl, decided to get fancy and make her own flower out of clay. Learn how to do it here.
How would you transform an ordinary vase?