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Pretty Vases & Creative Fillers

Posted By Tipnut On August 17, 2011 @ 11:55 am In Crafty Ideas | 1 Comment

Here are several different ideas for making lovely vases using jars, empty cans, inexpensive glass vases and other crafty materials. I also included a few filler ideas (that work with baskets too), they’re a cheap and easy way to add a pop of color to any room. A few of these have already been featured in other lists here on Tipnut but included here for one handy reference sheet, I’ll be adding more goodies to this page as I find them. Enjoy!

sugarandcharmblog.com

sugarandcharmblog.com

Enamel Painted [1]: Made with dishwasher safe PermEnamel paint and inexpensive glass vases from the Dollar Store.

Glitter Striped [2]: A glass vase is transformed with a bit of silver glitter and paint.

paintmeplaid.com

paintmeplaid.com

alltheluckintheworld.nl

alltheluckintheworld.nl

Paper Mache Covered [3]: Ceramic vessels are covered with paper mache, painted then decorated with bits of colorful paper, fabric, photos, stamps, etc.

Wrapped with Washi Tape [4]: Wrap a clear glass bottle or vase with strips of colorful washi tape.

sweetpaul.typepad.com

sweetpaul.typepad.com

motherearthnews.com

motherearthnews.com

Rustic Wood Trimmings [5]: Cover terra cotta pots, old vases or aluminum cans with pieces of thumb-thick branches cut down to size.

DIY Blue Mason Jars [6]: Made with Mod Podge or White Elmers’ Glue, food colouring and a clean jar.

craftberrybush.blogspot.com

craftberrybush.blogspot.com

ninimakes.typepad.com

ninimakes.typepad.com

Twig Wrapped Pots [7]: You can make both vases and gift-worthy flower pots with this project using twigs, twine, burlap and a container.

More Washi Tape Ideas [8]: Here are a handful of examples to give you some inspiration, all using washi tape to decorate.

to-be-charmed.com

to-be-charmed.com

papernstitchblog.com

papernstitchblog.com

Cork Wrapped Cans [9]: Empty food cans are washed, spray painted then wrapped with cork (glued in place).

DIY Etched Glass [10]: Etching cream and vinyl lettering are used to personalize a plain glass vessel.

cbc.ca

cbc.ca

thecheesethief.com

thecheesethief.com

Bending Popsicle Sticks/Wooden Helix Vase [11]: Cool project! This is made by bending popsicle sticks which are then stacked inside a clear glass vessel.

Fabric Wraps [12]: Learn how to sew custom-fitting tubes to slide over containers.

modishblog.com

modishblog.com

makingitlovely.com

makingitlovely.com

Decorative Paper [13]: Simple project lining the inside of a glass vessel with patterned paper.

Beaded & Painted [14]: Puffy paint is used to add beads to old vases then painted with a matte spray paint.

psimadethis.com

psimadethis.com

ruffledblog.com

ruffledblog.com

Faux Milkglass [15]: A white glossy spray paint is used to transform vintage glass items.

How To Marbleize [16]: Learn how to marbleize glass jars with 3 or more colors of acrylic craft paint and a gloss or high gloss spray lacquer.

magpiepaperworks.com

magpiepaperworks.com

creativejewishmom.com

creativejewishmom.com

Yarn Wrapped [17]: Recycle an empty bleach container or large plastic bottle by wrapping with colorful yarn (secured with hot glue).

Dipped-Style [18]: No dipping involved, all it takes is a little measuring, taping and paint spraying to achieve this look.

timberandlace.blogspot.ca

timberandlace.blogspot.ca

greenbrokelivinginkits.blogspot.ca

greenbrokelivinginkits.blogspot.ca

Glass Bottle Covered With Crochet [19]: Worked in cotton or jute kitchen twine (or organic cotton) and is reminiscent of old glass fishing net floats.

Glass-Tinting [20]: Pretty much the same idea as the blue mason jars above but this might spark some new ideas.

scoutiegirl.com

scoutiegirl.com

Creative Fillers

landeeseelandeedo.blogspot.com

landeeseelandeedo.blogspot.com

Thumbtack Balls [21]: Styrofoam balls are covered with thumbtacks then primed and spray painted in the color of choice.

Fabric Covered Balls [22]: Styrofoam balls are covered with squares of folded fabric that are held in place with pins.

knittygrittythoughts.typepad.com

knittygrittythoughts.typepad.com

crafter-bayberrycreek.blogspot.com

crafter-bayberrycreek.blogspot.com

Decorative Pine Cone [23]: Also has directions for making balls covered in eucalyptus leaves and balls made with twine.

Fabric Wrapped [24]: Strips of fabric scraps are wrapped around balls and held in place with pins.

landeeseelandeedo.blogspot.com

landeeseelandeedo.blogspot.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Decorative Card Ornaments [25]: Circles are cut from greeting cards then folded and glued together to make ornaments.

DIY Moss Balls [26]: A bag of sheet moss, 4″ foam balls and spray adhesive are used to make these decorative balls.

thesweetsurvival.blogspot.com

thesweetsurvival.blogspot.com

vanessachristenson.com

vanessachristenson.com

Pottery Barn Style [27]: Styrofoam balls are wrapped with spray painted twine (secured in place with hot glue).

Decoupaged [28]: Strips of decorative paper napkins and Mod Podge are used to cover styrofoam balls, sealed with varnish.

amomnotapro.blogspot.com

amomnotapro.blogspot.com

beyondagarden.blogspot.com

beyondagarden.blogspot.com

Lavender Spheres [29]: Styrofoam balls are painted then covered with glue and dried lavender buds.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Enamel Painted: http://www.sugarandcharmblog.com/2011/01/easy-and-beautiful-enamel-painted-vases.html

[2] Glitter Striped: http://paintmeplaid.com/2011/04/12/modern-silver-glitter-striped-vase/

[3] Paper Mache Covered: http://blog.alltheluckintheworld.nl/2010/08/14/ongoing

[4] Wrapped with Washi Tape: http://sweetpaul.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/07/cr.html

[5] Rustic Wood Trimmings: http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-home-living/weekend-project-make-a-vase-from-wood-trimmings-an-old-can.aspx

[6] DIY Blue Mason Jars: http://www.craftberrybush.com/2011/03/mason-blue-glass-canning-jar-diy.html

[7] Twig Wrapped Pots: http://ninimakes.typepad.com/nini_makes/2010/06/twig-flower-pots-for-giving-or-keeping.html

[8] More Washi Tape Ideas: http://to-be-charmed.com/2010/03/04/japanese-washi-tape-spring-part-ii/

[9] Cork Wrapped Cans: http://papernstitchblog.com/2010/04/28/uncanny-cork-vases-containers-tutorial/

[10] DIY Etched Glass: http://www.cbc.ca/stevenandchris/2010/04/stevens-diy-hostess-gifts.html

[11] Bending Popsicle Sticks/Wooden Helix Vase: http://www.thecheesethief.com/2011/12/bending-popsicle-sticks-for-wooden.html

[12] Fabric Wraps: http://www.modishblog.com/modish/2008/12/handmade-holiday-with-jessica-jones.html

[13] Decorative Paper: http://makingitlovely.com/2008/01/12/how-to-make-a-patterned-vase/

[14] Beaded & Painted: http://psimadethis.com/post/213803164/im-seeing-spots-the-good-kind-beaded-details

[15] Faux Milkglass: http://ruffledblog.com/diy-faux-milkglass-centerpieces/

[16] How To Marbleize: http://www.magpiepaperworks.com/blog/wedding-tutorials/marbled-jar-tutorial/

[17] Yarn Wrapped: http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2011/02/recycle-a-bleach-bottle-make-a-festive-yarn-wrapped-vase.html

[18] Dipped-Style: http://timberandlace.blogspot.ca/2011/09/when-one-thing-leads-to-another.html

[19] Glass Bottle Covered With Crochet: http://greenbrokelivinginkits.blogspot.ca/2010/09/perrier-bottle-bud-vase-crochet-pattern.html#!/2010/09/perrier-bottle-bud-vase-crochet-pattern.html

[20] Glass-Tinting: http://www.scoutiegirl.com/2012/04/acute-how-to-diy-glass-tinting.html

[21] Thumbtack Balls: http://www.landeeseelandeedo.com/2011/05/thumbtack-vase-fillers.html

[22] Fabric Covered Balls: http://knittygrittythoughts.typepad.com/knitty_gritty_thoughts/2009/11/my-entry.html

[23] Decorative Pine Cone: http://crafter-bayberrycreek.blogspot.com/2010/07/diy-decorative-balls.html

[24] Fabric Wrapped: http://www.landeeseelandeedo.com/2011/05/fabric-decorative-vase-fillers.html

[25] Decorative Card Ornaments: http://www.marthastewart.com/273222/holiday-card-ornaments

[26] DIY Moss Balls: http://thesweetsurvival.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-organic-moss-balls.html

[27] Pottery Barn Style: http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2009/08/tutorial-pottery-barn-looking.html

[28] Decoupaged: http://amomnotapro.blogspot.com/2011/05/decoupaged-decor-balls.html

[29] Lavender Spheres: http://beyondagarden.blogspot.com/2009/07/lavender-sphere-tutorial.html

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