Tamara from Provident Home Design had been crushing on a blue and white striped lamp from Wisteria for quite some time. She knew the $219 bold and beautiful lamp would look gorgeous on her newly DIYed console table – just not at that price. Tamara was still able to bring the look to her console […Read More]
Ever since Vidya from What’s Ur Home Story used air dry clay on another project she’d been thinking of recreating the Anthropologie Chrysanthemum Vase. While making the flowers from clay did take some practice, Vidya says it was well worth the effort. Her DIY flower vase looks remarkably like Anthro’s and cost Vidya nothing since she used an old vase she’s had for years and left over spray paint and clay from other projects.
Kathy from The Budget Decorator gave a dollar store vase the easiest makeover known to man – with hot glue! Kathy simply turned her vase while putting lines of hot glue around it to create texture. This is the perfect pick-me-up for any plain glass candle holder, vase, etc. Kathy has plenty to be proud of with this vase. Like she says, “It looks about as close as you can get to the original vase!”
Ashley from Bigger Than the Three of Us is always drawn to larger pieces on her shopping expeditions, and smaller accents, like vases and picture frames, tend to escape her notice. So this year she’s on a mission to DIY some of these decorative accents on the cheap. Ashley shares at Lovely Etc. how she created a a textural vase that mimics the look of fish scales using homemade baking soda dough. She says, “Don’t you just love super easy crafts? I know I do.”
There’s a whole lot to love about West Elm’s Hive Vases with their honeycomb pattern and distressed finish. Brandi from Blue Cedar Lane had been eyeing these lovelies for awhile and just so happened to spot a vase with similar honeycomb detail at Goodwill. Armed with spray paint and sandpaper, she gave the vase a hive-inspired makeover that really brought out all the detail. What a great technique for giving a new look to an old vase!
Flowers are a staple Mother’s Day gift, but there’s no reason to settle for a plain glass vase for Mom. Why not make the vase part of the gift too? Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog created these pretties with $2 vases from Wal-mart and vintage wallpaper. These vases are so lovely you don’t even have to put them away when the flowers are gone!
Anthropologie’s colorful flower vases have caught the eyes of many DIYers. I have seen vases embellished with jewelry to achieve the same look, but this is first time I’ve seen a paper flower that’s just as pretty as the inspiration! Melissa of The Happier Homemaker shows how simple it is to make the chrysanthemum with just some snipping and rolling. Attached to her painted dollar store vase, it’s the perfect focal point for spring!