1. Shabby Chic Vases
- Old bottles, mason jars, wine bottles, etc. (you can find a ton at your local thrift store or garage sales in your area).
- Acrylic paint in whatever color you choose.
- Thick piece of cardboard.
- Pour the paint into the jar and roll the jar on its side to spread the paint evenly.
- Turn upside down onto a piece of cardboard to let the excess paint drip out.
- Move jar to new place on the cardboard every 15 minutes.
- Once all of the excess paint has dripped out, let it dry and voila! You've got unique flower containers!
2. Glamorous and Tall
- 2 candlesticks
- Bowl (to hold flowers on top)
- 2 wooden circles (one smaller one larger to serve as the base)
- Tacky glue or gorilla glue
- Paint of choice
- * If you want to add glitter to the candlesticks instead, use mod podge and apply just as I did in the DIY Glitter Heels Update tutorial.*
This one is a lot more complicated than the first, so here are the step by step instructions from Harlow & Thistle.
3. Rustic Elegance
- Tall glass cylinder vase (You can purchase these for around $10 at your local craft store or smaller ones for $1 at Dollar Tree).
- Branches you liked from the woods, a neighbor's tree, etc.
- *If you want the flowers you can purchase a bundle of fake ones at your local craft store and hot glue them onto the branches.*
- Fill the glass with water (not all the way to the top)
- Place the branches in the vase.
- Play around with the height and width of the branches until you get the look you want. Easy peasy!
I'll be doing something like this (minus the flowers and add hanging candles) for my centerpieces!
4. Classic Rustic
- Logs (Ask friends, family and neighbors if they plan on cutting or trimming a tree or know of someone who is. Ask to keep them.)
- Drill and bit, at least 1.5" in diameter (to make holes for the flowers)
- Using the drill and bit, drill holes into the log. You decide where you want the holes (evenly spaced all across, only in the middle? Get creative!).
- Add some flowers of your choice from your local supermarket and there you go!
- *To keep the flowers fresh, wrap a damp paper towel around the stems before placing them in the holes.*