With Mother’s Day right around the corner and Covid still keeping us at home, I thought I’d share an easy and affordable gift idea for your Mom!
If you’re a bit of a hoarder of pretty things like me, you probably have a clear vase you’d be willing to part with (if not, that’s ok too, I have one listed below). You have some spray paint and painters tape on hand (some of these linked below too!). You’ve baked the bread, made the whipped coffee and now you’re searching for your next stay at home order project. And you’ve recently been eying up every pretty flower that blooms in your yard, on your walks or on a local farmers Instagram page (one practicing delivery or social distancing pick up of course), and you just can’t wait to put them on display. If this is you, keep onnn reading!
The original vase I saw with pretty white color blocking was in a Serena and Lily catalogue and now I’ve seen them sold by quite a few retailers for $98-$148. I was inspired to try to recreate the look for less! I found my vase at Goodwill for $2 and had the rest of the materials already on hand, making for a super affordable project. Below are the supplies needed (and available to order online if you don’t have them on hand) and step by step instructions.
- Tape your vase with Frog Tape 1/3 of the way up the vase (or wherever you’d like your color block to land). Frog tape is a must! You can try other brands if thats what you have on hand but Frog tape leaves the cleanest lines and the most professional look by far.
2. Cover the top of the vase with newspaper or a paper bag to prevent any spray paint from spritzing over the Frog tape line.
3. Prime with a spray paint primer to help the paint adhere properly to the glass and let it dry according to the instructions on the can.
4. Spray the spray paint (white or whatever color you have on hand!) and let dry. Apply a second coat if necessary.
5. Pick some pretty flowers or blooming branches from your garden!
I love a good dupe project and this is one of my favorites of all time! If you make your own vase for yourself or for your Mom, I’d love to see how they turned out. Send them to @reihmanroad or firstname.lastname@example.org. I plan on making a light blue version as soon as I can get my hands on a can of light blue spray paint. Stay tuned, stay safe, stay healthy!
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