Re-furbished Vases for Valentines Day Bouquets

5 Materials
10 Minutes

Valentines day is sneaking up around the corner and whether you think “cupid is stupid” or just want to squeeze in a girls night Galentine or date night with your sweetie- flowers are usually a must! But- not gonna lie, the flowers will be glorious for all of a week or so- but what’s left after those flowers shrivel up and die?? The VASE! Why not make your own Valentines vase that your sweetie will cherish for bouquet after bouquet, plus the handmade factor should bring some bonus points!! If you are on a budget I say grab a plain vase that you already have and add some “zest” OR swing by your local thrift store for lot’s of great options. I am going to show you two routes you can take to give your vase a make-over….

Time to take these boring vases up a notch with some simple ideas and materials you have laying around the house!

The first make-over is going to be an ombre yarn wrapped vase! Simply grab three shades of the yarn and tie your first color around the base of the vase. Then begin to wrap the yarn around the vase, even covering the tied off yarn.

Onto the next color! Simply tie off again and wrap…wrap….wrap!

I used the yarn to overlap each color a bit on my ombre vase. I used a small drop of glue to tuck in the final string of the yarn. For my other vase I was loving the green on the bottle so I decided not to wrap the entire bottle and play with some see through portions.

Loving all that fun fuzzy texture!

Now for a different look that is a bit more playful and very “Valentines” flair.

Grab a large bowl and fill with water about 3/4 full and drop about a tablespoon or so of three different nail polish colors. I scored these nail polishes at the dollar store!

Grab a skewer to give the colors a bit of a swirl….

Time to dunk your vase, lower the vase directly down and then upwards to grab all that gorgeous marbled paint!

Let dry for about 30 mins before using….

Gotta love the marbled colors!

I let my vase dry upside down which made the paint “drip” a bit…if you like that look- go for it! Otherwise I suggest keeping the vase upright to avoid the drips and keep more of the true marbled look.

Happy Valentines Loves!xoSam

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3 of 6 questions
  • Brenda
    on Mar 7, 2019

    Did you seal it with anything after to stop chipping

  • Lin
    on Jan 17, 2020

    Does the bowl used to dip the vases in get stained with the nail polish? Where do you dump the water and nail polish so as not to damage plumbing?

  • GMS
    on Jan 17, 2020

    does anyone know if you seal the vase somehow after you do the nail polish? What happens if you wash your vase and the outside get wet, will the nail polish wash off it, how do you make it stay on "forever"?

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  • Heather
    on Jan 18, 2020

    Okay, so you started with some any-season vases, and now you have special holiday ones. Now they are far more likely to be pitched.

  • Jessica
    on Jan 19, 2020

    Gorgeous! Love this.

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