Welcome to my 100th post and my 6 month anniversary of blogging. I am still really new but am loving every bit of it! Yay! Anyway, this was a fun project. In this post see how I created my DIY frosted vase. It went from this:
DIY Frosted Vase
I work in an office where there are usually some snacks to eat on any given day. Sometimes one of us brings snacks and sometimes, Larry, from a different office brings them. He likes to partake in the snack eating when he visits so he always provides something. He is a nice guy.
I don’t know where he got this, maybe Sam’s or Costco or something but it was a very large container filled with a snack mix. Anyway, when the mix was gone I asked if I could take the container home. They looked at me like I was from outer space and said, “Yeeesss”? in a slow, drawn out voice. It sounded sort of like a question but not really. You know what I mean, right?
Anyway, I knew I could do something fun with it. And I did! I created a DIY frosted vase!
So here is what the container looked like before. It is hard to tell from the picture but with it is almost 14″ tall and 5″ wide. And it is plastic.
I removed the labels by soaking in water then using rubbing alcohol for the sticky part. It worked pretty good. Then I didn’t think I wanted the very top rim where the lid screwed on so I had Jeff cut it off for me. In hindsight I may have left it alone. The saw left a sort of rough edge. We sanded it a little to get the extra plastic shavings off and that helped but still rough.
I used my Cricut and cut the words “les fleurs” out of vinyl using the Jasmine font cartridge. I placed the vinyl onto the container where I wanted them.
Then I cut out some strips of printer paper 3″ wide to wrap around the top and the bottom. All this was used as masking for the Frosted Glass spray paint. I love this stuff. I used it in my kitchen on the sconces.
I sprayed three thin coats of the paint onto the plastic container letting it dry in between each coat. When it was all done I removed all of the masking. This is how it looked. It turned out nice.
I bought some glass beads, rocks? I am not sure what to call them, mixed them up and placed them into the container/vase. I already had these fun lights and I purchased some flower type things at JoAnn’s. They were 60% off so I got a bargain.
Then to sort of hide the rough top I tied two types of ribbon around the stems and made a bow at the top of the vase. It brings in the fun green color of the flowers.
I think my DIY frosted vase turned out pretty darn nice. What do you think? Plus it is plastic so if one of my four kitties knocks it over I am safe.