Tammy has quite a talent for arranging flowers and you should definitely check out her easy tips here on Deja Vue Designs for arranging wild flowers and for arranging a rose bouquet from the discount store.
Me? I’m better with making vessels to hold flowers! Last week I showed you how to easily create a painted mason jar vase, and this week I’m going to show you just how easy a dollar store vase makeover can be.
Let’s get started!
Dollar Store Vase Makeover!
Bud vase (found at dollar store for $1)
Craft paint (Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Cottonball)
Plastic lid (to hold paint)
White rag or paper towel
Ribbon (5/8″ rayon ribbon similar to vintage seam binding)
Step One: Tape off the bottom section of the bud vase with painters tape, so you have a straight line edge going around the glass as shown.
Step Two: Paint the bottom section with two quick coats of white paint, letting dry in between coats. Use a multi-surface paint for the best adhesion to glass.
Step Three: Remove the painters tape while the paint is still wet. You can either air dry it, or speed up drying with a heat tool.
Step Four: Using a sanding block, sand some of the paint off, including along the top edge of the white paint. You’re going for a distressed look, so do as much or as little as you prefer.
Step Five: Wrap a long length of vintage seam binding – or a similar rayon ribbon – several times around the glass vase. Tie the ends into a knot, then snip off the extra ribbon.
And now you have a pretty bud vase to display your favorite Summer blooms!
Curious about these pretty flowers?
These orange flowers are called Geum (pronounced like JEE-um) and this particular variety is called Totally Tangerine. You can read all about this flowering perennial over on my Pet Scribbles blog here.