Showing posts with label vase. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vase. Show all posts

Thursday, April 3, 2014

UPCYCLING: Repurposed Vintage Sifter to Vase

Repurposed Vintage Sifter to Vase with tulips via homework | carolynshomework.com I’ve had this sifter forever! I honestly don’t remember where I got it. It might be my moms, I’m going to have to ask her.

Monday, January 27, 2014

FRESH LOOK: Winter Whites

Winter Whites via homework | carolynshomework.com

Even though the weather has been unseasonably warm here in Southern California, it’s still winter to us. I know – if you have snow outside your window you’re probably laughing at me right now. But I want you to know that it’s chilly here in the early morning and in the evenings.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

ETCETERAS: White & Ecru Lace Stenciled Bottle

White & Ecru Lace Stenciled Bottle via homework (5)BSpray painting a wine bottle is such a fun and easy craft project and the results are instantly gratifying. For this project, I added some pretty lace detail and I love how it turned out.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Celebrations: spring flower inspiration

Today, I’m tag teaming with the lovely Kari at Ucreate to bring you some spring inspiration. Kari has some pretty floral Mother's Day ideas. And I’m showing you some different ways to display flowers.


Spring Flowers 14 aTo me, nothing says spring like fresh cut flowers. Even the tiniest vase with a single flower is an instant mood brightener. For this project, I bought inexpensive flowers to create several arrangements and had enough left over to use the odds and ends to create the floral frame above. Inside the frame I added an inspirational quote that Kari shared with me. I'm going to print it out and hang it above my craft table.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fresh Look: twine vase


Fall ideas are starting to pop up here and there and although in my mind it’s still “flip flop” season, I’m trying to think ahead for fall décor. One idea I had was to make a textured vase with twine and paint.



I made two vases but decided to leave one of them unpainted.

Twine Vase CollageI’ve seen a lot of projects where the twine is wrapped horizontally around and around the object but I decided to place my twine vertically. I cut several strips of twine and using Mod Podge, glued them on one by one.



Once the glue was dry, I trimmed the twine at top edge. 

This vase is the unpainted version. I liked the natural look of the twine.

This vase is spray painted giving it a completely different look.


I like both versions – what do you think? Painted or unpainted?


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sew and Tell: fabric covered vase


This is a quick and easy way to change the look of your décor to match the seasons.


Simply wrap a vase you have on hand with fabric and embellish with seasonal accents. The vase I used is cobalt blue but the size and shape were perfect to hold my fall foliage.


I wrapped the vase in a circular piece of fabric and tied it tightly with string.



I used pretty trim to wrap around some eucalyptus pods and hot glued them to the fabric. I thought they looked like little flowers and loved the burst of color.


When I’m done with this look, I’ll simply remove the pods and fabric and reuse the vase. You can use any type of container to achieve this look – just dig through your recycling bin for water bottles, cans and jars.
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Upcycling: faux patina

Do you like the look of patina and rust?


Some people collect vintage rusty items while others think of rusty items as junk. I love the look of vintage rusty cans, especially to use as planters or vases.

Originally, I planned to create my own rusty cans by letting my cans rust naturally. But then I found this great site that offered images of rust and patina. You can check it out here.

I printed out some of the textures of rust and Mod Podged them onto my cans.

Instant patina!

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