September 17, 2013

DIY Project: Vase Design

So as I have begun to get back into the swing of blogging for the past couple weeks, I've included some  of the projects that explore my creative side. After all, the blog is all about exploring both Christ and my creative side! :) So it's time for some creativity!!! Yay!!! 

Maybe I'm not the only one but I have a TON of projects that I've bookmarked. It's easy to bookmark, pin on pinterest, or screenshot pictures with the intent to one day reproduce the idea with your own spin to it. Yeah...I'm super bad at that! I really want to do better. So, I need you all to hold me to it! I first saw this idea on one of my favorite DIY blogs, Creature Comforts. I loved that it was such a simple project and straight to the point. I actually did the project from start to finish while I was on the phone with one of my best friends. It wasn't messy at all and for those of you who need instant gratification, this is an excellent project to do!

Step 1- Purchase a glass vase. You can get soooo many different sizes for $1 at the Dollar Store. Seriously, the pen was more than the vases themselves! I actually went to WalMart (because that's where I got the pen) and purchased each glass vase for  $0.97. I used this Elmer's painter pen.  I would be careful not to use regular acrylic paint. It might come out a little funny unless you get a paint can be used specifically on glass. Not everything looks as pretty as you might think! Trust me! I learned that lesson the hard way with some crazy looking acrylic paint! 

Step 2- Decide what you want to create BEFORE you actually paint. It's ALWAYS best to have a blueprint of what you want before you make it. If you mess up, just simply take a damp tissue and clean  off the paint. But, I'd highly suggest making a rough draft on paper before doing it on the vase. The more confident you are in your design, the better it will look! 

Step 3- Add water and a pretty flower!!! Super easy, right?
Step 4- Put your new arrangement in a place where you can really admire it!!! I spend a lot of time at my computer so I placed one of the flower arrangements there! As you can see below, I made three vases so I'll place the others in different spots! I LOVE flowers so I knew that I'd want small flower arrangements all over!

Flowers really are sooo beautiful! I'll never get over how beautiful God's creation is. He put such details and it's mainly for aesthetic purposes! God loves beauty and we should appreciate it! It also helps if you can have fun vases to place beautiful flowers in! Let me know if you decide to do this project! I'd love to see how you do it!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I love those flowers are they peonies? I'm DIY vases for my wedding and I love those flowers and how fluffy they are!! Also, where do you usually get your flowers since you buy them often?

    1. Hi, Kenda! No these aren't peonies. These are hydrangeas. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers though. Peonies are more in season during the spring as far as I know. GREAT Idea for the wedding!! I love it!!! :) I don't get them in bulk but I usually get flowers from Safeway. These particular flowers I recently purchased at Wegmans. Wegmans has a wider variety than Safeway from what I can immediately see. LOVE Wegmans!