Thursday, March 17, 2011

DIY Vase

I love adding in touches of Spring to my home. This year has been a little more tricky with my commitment to stop buying more supplies and decor, and try to re-use what I have. Well, one morning after breakfast I was looking at our empty OJ container and I thought, "I love the shape of this", next thing I know I was ripping off the labels and priming it!
First off, rip off the sticker and wash it out.
I took my metal cutters (only thing that would cut it) and cut off the top where the lid screws on. I was going to sand this to be a cleaner edge, but I got lazy and figured it wouldn't be that noticable.
Next off came my primer. I used what I had on hand which was a kilz oil based primer. I coated it a few times. After that I got my blue paint sample I had for a spring sign I coated a few coats on. It still felt like it needed something so into the craft room I went hunting.
Ah...perfect!
Next up I needed vase filler and decided to go Mathew Mead style with blossom branches. I went out the backdoor about 2 steps on the patio and found my branch with several twigs to use!
I broke off a few of the small branches and went inside to find some blossoms.
I had this stem as a leftover to a floral arrangement I made. I thought it would be perfect so off came the blossoms. Just a light tug brought them off their stems.
I just glued them on randomly 1 by 1 with hot glue. Most of them fit onto the new spring buds from the fallen branch so they were quite secure.
Super Easy and I love the final product all put together and Spring-y!


P.S. I have some adorable free Spring Printables coming up!

10 comments:

  1. This is pretty!!! Great tut and great photos!

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  2. That looks gorgeous! If I had that in my house, I would smile every time I saw it. I might have to work on creating something like that. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. this is what I should have done instead of my tedious and painstaking attempt at crepe paper cherry blossoms!! love it.

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  4. I'm guzzling orange juice as we speak, lol. Great idea.

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  5. Don't you just feel so impressed with yourself when you make something awesome like that?? You are a smart gal!

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  6. Thanks so much for the comments. It was fun to make and transform a simple plastic bottle!

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  7. Totally awesome! I just found your blog and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  8. Cute project. I never would have guessed that it was a juice container.

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  9. Hi I know this is way late comment but only just found your blog I LOVE IT. This jar is so cute and cheap

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    1. Thanks so much! This has become my go-to vase. I love how it turned out.

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