Hello and welcome! Today I am showing you five easy DIYs that will elevate the simple cylinder-shaped dollar store vases that seem to multiply in the cabinet. I’ve taken five vases and created five different looks that are incredibly easy to DIY.
Let’s get started!
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You will need:
Step 1- Cut your dowels to the length of your vase.
Step 2- Glue dowels around the vase. This is why I like a dual-control hot glue gun. I use the lower temp to prevent burning my fingerprints off.
Step 3- Remove any Hot Glue strings that may be hanging.
Step 4- Add flowers, and enjoy.
Tip- keep your dowels as straight as possible, or they will slant, and the last piece won’t fit. The DIY vases I am showing today will need to be hand-washed; not a big deal for me; just letting you know.
You will need:
Step 1- Wrap the Vase with rope to determine how much you will need to cover it. Cut.
Step 2- Begin at the bottom of the vase, gluing your way around and up. As you go along, make sure the rope is snug without being tight. This will prevent the glass from showing through.
Step 3- Cover both ends of the rope with hot glue so they do not unravel. Just a tiny dot will do.
Step 4- Use scissors to trim off and tidy up any excess rope.
Step 4- Add flowers and stand back and enjoy!
Tip: The vases I am using are from the Dollar Store and cost $1.25 each. They are left over from my oldest daughter’s wedding we hosted in our backyard. If you’d like, you can see that here.
On to vase number three.
What you will need:
Step I- Wrap the cording around the vase. Center the ribbon where you want it.
Step 2- Tie two knots in the cording
Step 3- Glue in place!
Tip: I played with the cording to get it right where I wanted it, and I glued the knots so they won’t come undone.
I told you these were easy! But even more importantly, they look high-end.
Now on to the easiest dollar store vase hack yet. I once did this for bridal shower centerpieces and then gave them as thank-you gifts for the guests, and they were a huge hit; plus, it was so simple!
What you’ll need:
Step 1- I just put the stickers on in a pattern. I was not careful to make the perfect. Talk about a glow-up for your dollar store vases, right?!
Step 2- Insert flowers, and admire!
Tip: The stickers I used are very sticky, so if you put one where you don’t want it, you may have to use glue gone to remove it.
And now for my personal favorite:
What you Need:
Step 1- Pull your moss out and separate it into thin strips. You will want the moss to be uniform in size.
Step 2- Start gluing the moss onto the vase. Be careful not to burn your fingers!
Step 3- Fill in any holes or spaces.
Step 4- To tidy up your vase, trim the moss.
Add your favorite fresh-cut flowers!
Tip: I rolled the vase to flatten it a bit when the glue was dry to flatten it out a bit.
I hope I’ve inspired you to do something with all those glass vases you have collected!
Until next time,
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