Decorate Your Home With This Unique DIY Beaded Flower Vase
If you're a fan of farmhouse décor, this DIY beaded flower vase should be the next project on your "to make" list. This is a really fun project, and the outcome is gorgeous.
Let's get started.
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1. Dye the beads
To start the DIY beaded flower vase project, I poured very hot water into a plastic container.
Next, I added about 3 tablespoons of dark brown RIT fabric dye.
With the fabric dye swirled around, I then added some wooden beads.
I put a glove on to mix the beads around. You want to make sure they are all mixed with the dye and hot water. I love using this dying method as it is much easier than using a paintbrush or spray paint and trying to stain each individual bead.
I let them soak for a few minutes, then drained the beads and gave them a quick rinse. It's amazing how quickly the dye colors the beads and really gives them a gorgeous color.
Next, I poured them out on a towel and let them dry. I also dyed some six-inch craft sticks in the same way as the beads.
2. Create a base
As I waited for the beads to dry, I glued together three, six-inch wood circles to create the base for my DIY wood bead vase.
3. Create the sides of the DIY wood bead flower vase
Then, I took one of the dowels and using hot glue stuck it to the side of the circular base.
After the glue had set, I stacked the beads on the dowel. Rather than going all the way up, I left a little dowel exposed.
I continued sticking dowels to the side of the base and stacking them with beads. Go all the way around the circular base, making sure each row touches the last one.
A little tip is to add a drop of glue to the base bead to make each row sturdier.
4. Add twine to the top and bottom of the beaded vase
To finish off the top, I wrapped twine around the dowels I left exposed, this adds to the rustic feel and gives the sides more stability.
In addition, I wrapped twine around the bottom so that the skewer ends would not be visible.
5. Style your new DIY beaded flower vase
You can style your new vase in a variety of ways.
First, I added a little ceramic pot and a real plant.
If you don’t like real plants, you can use short faux greenery stems and just pop them inside. It looks so much like a real plant.
Finally, you could add a jar with water and some fresh cut flowers. How pretty is that?
DIY beaded flower vase tutorial
I hope you enjoyed this project on how to make a flower vase and have fun styling it in your home.
Let me know what you thought of this project in the comments.