DIY Decorated Vase

I am so happy with the transformation of this DIY Decorated vase! The colours now fit in perfectly with my future living room (I know what colour scheme I want but have yet to decorate) and I have the perfect spot for it on my windowsill. You won’t believe what it looked like before!

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Before you scroll down and see the before, I got this vase when my Dad moved house and was getting rid of almost everything. I ended up getting a lot of furniture, ornaments, vases etc. My siblings didn’t have the space so most of it came to me. This vase was amongst those things, I loved the shape but I did not love the style. Here is the before.

Big difference right?! It wouldn’t of been so bad if it was all white but I hated those spots!! 

So when I was brainstorming blog projects I knew I had this vase and wanted to do something with it. But yet again money is tight straight after Christmas and I didn’t want to buy many, or any, new materials. So I rifled through my stash and found some gold spray paint left over from another project. I wanted to do something to accentuate the shape of the neck, and I knew I had just the right colour wool that would look great with the gold, and great in my living room! This wool is very similar to the one I used and I like this one too.

First thing I did was to wash and dry the vase thoroughly, then I set up my spray station! Spray paint gets everywhere so make sure to protect surfaces and use it in a well ventilated area (you should really wear a mask too!). You can find a similar paint to the one I used here.

You need to spray a thin coat, let it dry then repeat until you have a solid colour. I know it’s tempting to just go for it but if you spray too much it WILL run! I am saying this from past experience lol.

When the paint was dry I started wrapping the wool around the neck. I used regular PVA glue for this, which I had recently bought for my DIY Drawer Dividers (so I managed to make this vase without buying ANY new materials!). You just have to keep going, painting on the glue then wrapping the wool round until you are happy it. What size section you wrap is completely up to you.

I feel like the finished vase has an egyptian look to it. Do you have a vase anywhere that could do with a little TLC? You don’t even need a vase, you could use an empty jar or wine bottle! Now I just need something to put into the vase. As always I would love to hear your comments, the box is at the very bottom of the page.

Lianne x

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  1. January 24, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    the paint and the yarn made such a big difference! so cute!

    • Lianne
      January 26, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  2. January 26, 2017 / 9:10 am

    I really love your crafted version of the vase – it was a beautiful shape but just a bit clinical. Yes, it does look quite egyptian

    • Lianne
      January 26, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks, I think it’s the colours and the shape, It makes me think of those collars they used to wear around their necks!

  3. Sarah Bella
    January 26, 2017 / 9:37 am

    WOW, this is amazing! And it sounds and looks so easy to decorate, too! Brilliant way to jazz up a vase, I love that you’ve wrapped the woool around and such a pretty colour, too.
    Thank you for sharing xx

    • Lianne
      January 26, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m happy you liked it 🙂

  4. February 3, 2017 / 4:02 am

    What a beautiful makeover you gave the vase! I like the texture you added to the piece with the wool..lovely!

    • Lianne
      February 3, 2017 / 8:21 am

      Thank you! Me too! I love to update lots of things by wrapping with wool or thread, I love the effect it gives 🙂

  5. May 31, 2018 / 2:19 am

    Turned out so beautiful. Love this make over. Cann’t wait to try this DIY decorated vase out.

    • Lianne
      June 1, 2018 / 3:57 pm

      Thanks Joanna! Glad you liked it 🙂

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