5 of the easiest ways to elevate your Dollar Store vases - A Life Unfolding

5 of the easiest ways to elevate your Dollar Store vases

Today I am showing you five easy DIY’s that will elevate those boring glass vases we all collect over time. I’ve taken five vases and created five different looks that are incredibly easy to DIY.

Let’s get started!

Scandi Style DIY Vase

Scandi Style DIY Vase

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Scandinavian Style Vase

You will need:

1/4 Dowels

Saw to trim dowels to size

Glue Gun -Dual Control

Glass Vase-

Step 1- Cut your dowels to the length of your vase.

Step 2- Glue dowels all the way 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, enjoy.

Tip- Keep your dowels as straight as you can as you go, or they will slant, and the last piece won’t fit. All of the options I am showing today will need to be hand-washed, not a big deal for me, just letting you know.

DIY Scandi vase

Next Up:

Coastal Style Vase:

You will need:

1/4 Natural Rope

Glue Gun- Dual Control


Glass Vase

Step 1- Wrap the Vase with rope to determine how much you will need to cover it.

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.

Step 4- Use your 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 $1.00 each. They are leftover from my oldest daughter’s wedding we hosted in our backyard. If you’d like, you can see that here.

Dollar Store DIY Coastal Vase

Dollar Store DIY Coastal Vase

Elevating dollar store vase into a coastal decor statement.

Elevating dollar store vase into a coastal decor statement.

On to number three

Boho Style Vase

You will need:

Tassel Cord

Glue Gun-Dual Temp


Step I- Wrap the cording around the vase

Step 2- Tie two knots in the cording

Step 3- Glue in place!

Easy right?!?

Tip: I played with the cording to get it right where I wanted it and I glued the knots in place so they won’t come undone.

Easy DIY Boho Vase

Easy DIY Boho Vase

Dollar Store DIY Vase makeover-BOHO chic

Dollar Store DIY Vase makeover-BOHO chic

I told you these were easy! But even more importantly, they look high-end.

On to the easiest 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!

Glam Chic Style Vase

What you need:

Gold Polka Dot Stickers

Glass Vase

Step 1- I just put the stickers on in a pattern. I was not careful to make the perfect.

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 goo to remove it.

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Below is an example of the dowel vase painted a rosy gold for a more glam inspired feel.

Polka Dot DIY Vase

Polka Dot DIY Vase

And My Personal Favorite:

Nature Inspired Moss Vase

What you Need:

Bag of short moss

Glue Gun-Dual Temp


Step 1- Pull your moss out and separate it.

Step 2- Start gluing the moss onto the vase.

Step 3- Fill in any spaces.

Step 4- Trim the moss to tidy it up.

Step 5- Add beautiful flowers!

Tip: I rolled the vase to flatten it a bit when the glue was dry.

DIY Moss Covered Vase

DIY Moss Covered Vase

I love the way this DIY Vase brings in a touch of nature.

I love the way this DIY Vase brings in a touch of nature.

I hope I’ve inspired you to do something with all those glass vases you have been collecting!

Until next time,


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  1. Anita Holland says:

    They are all gorgeous the dowel and the moss are my favourite.

  2. Meriah says:

    Super cute! I didn’t even think of using stickers … what a great idea! I’ll have to try some of these!

  3. Marieza says:

    These are all such creative ideas! I am definitely going to try a few of them. The moss especially…my word, who would have thought? Obviously you and not me! Ha ha!

  4. A Capone Connection says:

    Oh my goodness these are such great ideas. I have a number of glass vases from Yankee candles that I repurpose to hold items. These ideas are perfect for me to do with them! Thank you!

  5. Danielle says:

    This may very well be one of my most favorite posts ever! I love dollar store crafts, and I have a thing for re-doing these glass vases!!! You gave me so many new ideas! These all look so good!!!

  6. Carol says:

    These are really useful ideas. Thanks so much for sharing your great instructions and ideas.

  7. Sara says:

    I love these ideas; so simple, yet it really elevates these plain ‘ol vases!

  8. Robyn Jones says:

    These are all so beautiful that it is hard to choose a favorite! Thank you for the inspiration. 🙂

  9. Amanda says:

    Oh wow!! They all look so fantastic, thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Michelle says:

    LOL, I had a quiet chuckle to myself, Libbie. As you were sharing each makeover I kept on thinking "Well it can’t get better than this" and then it did. Absolutely love the moss one. So beautiful

  11. Under Flowery Sky says:

    This is so cute, love the ideas specially the green one..

  12. Michelle says:

    These are all so pretty! I think the Glam chic style is my favorite.

  13. Brooke says:

    These turned out beautiful. I just happen to have a few vases I can try this on. I never seem to be able to throw them away.

  14. Marie says:

    Love this! The polka dots are so fun. And the moss is perfect for spring!

  15. Melissa says:

    Love them! Great ideas!!!

  16. c says:

    My goodness, I love this post! I’ve thought of one of these creative ideas and that’s it! Thanks for posting and linking up at the Farmhouse Friday Link Party. We are featuring it on Friday and have pinned it. Hope you join us again.

  17. LydiaF says:

    I love all of these ideas and I couldn’t help but notice all the sweet side tables you have to display your vases. Thanks for linking up to Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

  18. Richella Parham says:

    Such good ideas, and so doable! I love this post!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  19. Kerryanne says:

    All great ideas Libbie! Love them.
    Thank you for sharing these easy projects at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring them at tonight’s party and pinning too.

  20. Rachel says:

    I love these ideas. I’d like to share on my Sunday, Dirt Road Adventures with a link back to your blog of course.
    Thanks so much.

  21. Jillian Renee says:

    Great ideas and easy to do! Thank you.

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