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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
This take on the ol' DIY painted vase is totally unique, not to mention a great way to enliven otherwise boring centerpieces!
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.
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.
Should you find yourself with an empty fire extinguisher*, don't just throw it away! Turn that sucker into a mod-looking vase instead!
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 mean those...
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.
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 written
Know that little packet of additives that come with arranged flower bouquets? Apparently, it's just a little sugar,
That's it. The bleach sounds scary to me too, but I'm imagining the chlorine keeps out the...
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.
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.
Stuff to get:
a square of wood...
This clever ceramic ‘vase top’ converts any old drinking glass or jar into a bud vase. By Designfenzider from Refinery 29 ($50).
They start as Bic™ pens, which are heated until their plastic becomes malleable. The pens are then blown in such a way as to fashion these lovely little Daisy Vases. Available through Design Bloom for $19. By Giffin’ Termeer.
Even MORE inspiration for Curbly’s Candy Corn Challenge comes form Jill Slater at flowerpossibilities.com. Check out her tutorial for making this festive candy-corn-filled vase filled with live stargazer lilies.
And remember, deadline for challenge entries is October 11th!
Scrap hardwood and power saw
Wooden craft blocks
Spade bit, matching the size of the test tube
Electric drill or drill press
Wood stain, or finishing oil, paste wax, etc
1. Obtain the test tubes. Ask friends or...