Make It: Do-It-Yourself White Brick Vase

By: Lexy.b.ward May 22, 2014

diy white brick vase

You can customize almost anything with paint and tape. I love when I come across unique projects that incorporate two of my favorite art supplies!      

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Make It: 'Faux-Dipped' Colorful Vase

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 30, 2014

DIY Colorful Vase Wrapped In Stretched Balloons

I'm all about mini makeovers with a maximum impact. And that's exactly what this vase DIY is! Looking at it, right away you would think it's been painted. Oh no no no, my friends. This is not paint! It's easier than that!      

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Make It: DIY Mini Macrame Eggshell Planters

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2013

I swear, succulents and cacti get all the good DIY planters these days! (Probably because they're cute and sculptural and hardy as all get out.) They certainly look great in these hanging macrame eggshell pots, though!     Continue Reading

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Free Download: Faceted Candle and Concrete Vase Templates

By: Capreek Mar 21, 2013


created at: 03/17/2013A series of free, downloadable geometric templates that can be used as forms and molds for everything from candles to concrete planters?? Yes, please!     

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Before & After: An Inexpensive Vase-to-Table Lamp Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 21, 2013

created at: 01/21/2013

You guys... I love when people get crafty and turn ordinary objects into extraordinary, way-more-functional objects. Like this clever decor hack from Curbly reader Kim!       Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Awesome DIY Metallic Vases and Planters

By: Capreek Jan 14, 2013

created at: 01/14/2013

Who doesn't love a pop of shiny, metallic goodness? This design trend has been hot for a couple years and, judging by the huge amount of gold and copper DIY projects we keep seeing, it doesn't appear to be going out of style anytime soon. If your own space could use a little touch of shine, check out these easy vase and planter projects -- they'll add just the right amount of flair to desktops, counters, or windowsills!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Faceted Paper Vase (Free Template)

By: Capreek Nov 16, 2012

created at: 11/15/2012

I am still not over the faceted/geometric/triangle/OMG-I-LOVE-SHAPES trend. Why? Because, OMG, I love shapes. Plus, when I saw this easy paper craft from Oh Happy Day, my little facet-loving heart started fluttering and I knew I had to share it!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Modern Painterly Vases

By: Capreek Sep 06, 2012

created at: 09/02/2012

This take on the ol' DIY painted vase is totally unique, not to mention a great way to enliven otherwise boring centerpieces!    Continue Reading

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Colorful- and Washable!- Painted Vase

By: Craftmel Apr 03, 2012

created at: 04/02/2012

New spring blossoms aren't just for the outside!  How about sprucing up those plain glass vases with paint?  And unlike the flowers starting to blossom outside, these colorful poppies are there to stay.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Quick and Colorful Mason Jar Vase

By: Craftmel Mar 27, 2012

created at: 03/27/2012

Some days I find myself with a real need to get some creating done.  This is usually when the laundry pile is the highest, the floor is in need of sweeping, and dishes still sit in the sink.  Sound familiar?  It is those days that I need to do something that actually gets finished, unlike that bottomless laundry pile.

That's why I love easy projects like these that can be done in minutes to break up the monotony of housework.  Plus, they make the home feel a bit brighter too.Continue Reading

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Make It: A Mod DIY Fire Extinguisher Vase!

By: Capreek Aug 04, 2011

created at: 08/03/2011

Should you find yourself with an empty fire extinguisher*, don't just throw it away!  Turn that sucker into a mod-looking vase instead!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Mod Eames-Inspired Drinking Glasses!

By: Capreek Apr 25, 2011

created at: 04/21/2011

Two birds, one stone?  Puh-lease!  You can't throw a rock at Mid-Century Modern without hitting at least three Eames pieces.  Maybe more if you're really good.  While their furniture designs are beyond iconic, Ray Eames' textile designs are relatively less-so.  Relatively being the operative word.  While throwing down on a bold Eames Dot fabric for a home decor project is probably not in the budget at $135/yard, that doesn't meanContinue Reading

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Secondhand Chic: The Frame Vase

By: Diy maven Apr 15, 2010

created at: 04/15/2010

Last week I posted a Super Simple Floating Frames tute that resulted in a leftover frame sans glass. Then, this week, I posted about my adventure at my local surplus store and mentioned something I'd found there that inspired a how-to. Today I combine the two and show you how to make a Frame Vase. Continue Reading

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Turn a Plastic Bottle into an Lovely Vase

By: Diy maven Feb 01, 2010

What do you get when you go all origami on a plastic bottle? You get a lovely--yes, lovely--vase. To make one, you'll need a plastic bottle, a scissors and a Sharpie. You can find the writtenContinue Reading

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The Wireless Router Vase

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2008

Finally, an answer to that age-old question, ‘Could they make wireless routers less ugly?’ STC’s response is a  wireless router vase combo. I’m not sure about the safety issue of water so close to all those connectors--especially the AC one--but hey, it’s still an inspired design, and you could always go the faux floral route in your router.

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How to Extend the Life of Fresh Cut Flowers.

By: Chrisjob Aug 08, 2008

Know that little packet of additives that come with arranged flower bouquets? Apparently, it's just a little sugar, chlorine, and some citric acid. So, create your own DIY solution that you can continue to use throughout multiple water changes. "Mix 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon bleach, and 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice in a quart of warm water."

That's it. The bleach sounds scary to me too, but I'm imagining the chlorine keeps outContinue Reading

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Pod Stoneware Vase

By: Chrisjob Feb 19, 2008

"This distinctive Pod Stoneware Vase will bring a touch of sophistication to any room. Shaped like a pod with glazed finish, this cutting-edge, modern vase will help display your favorite flowers and brighten your kitchen table or window sill instantly!"

Available in olive and lime. Only $19.99. Via.


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Fun Glass Vases on the Cheap.

By: Chrisjob Jan 23, 2008

These "Fun Glass Vases" from ASDA resemble Otta Brauer's glasswork for Holmegaard in most ways...except their price.  Available in yellow, black, and red, these'll getcha Danish-ish for a mere £5.00.




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Make a Vasemaker for $1.50!

By: Diy maven Nov 01, 2007

A couple weeks ago I wrote up a little profile about something called the Vasemaker, which is a ceramic ‘vase top’ that enables you to convert/elevate any kind of jar or glass into a bud vase. I thought it was kind of clever, but at 50 bucks a shot, I thought it was kind of spendy too. Especially for something so simple in design. So it started me thinking, which led me to a DIY version that costs–no lie–a buck fifty.

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The Vasemaker

By: Diy maven Oct 18, 2007

This clever ceramic ‘vase top’ converts any old drinking glass or jar into a bud vase. By Designfenzider from Refinery 29 ($50).

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