DIY Mid Century Modern Inspired Wood Veneer Vase

Donna Powell
by Donna Powell
3 Materials
2 Hours
I live in a modern home and finding true mid-century style accessories can be a challenge and expensive! For my current family room renovation I created a wood grain veneer covered vase similar to what was popular during the 1970's.
For this project you will need a tall cylinder vase. I found mine at Target. You will also need Wood Veneer Edging found in the cabinet and countertop department at Lowes or Home Depot. You will also need wood stain in various shades. I used MinWax stain in Jacobean, Old English and Espresso.
To make the different layers of veneer for the vase, I started out by measuring the needed length for each strip around the outside diameter of the vase. I cut 9 strips for my project. Then I applied a different stain color to each strip or left it natural. After the strips were dry it I was ready to glue them on the outside of the vase.
I used Tacky Glue to attach the thin strips around the outside of the vase. I alternated the stain colors and the natural strips of veneer to mimic similar vases from the mid-century era. I also used small strips of tape to hold the strips in place while the glue dried.
This was such a simple project and I ended up with a one of a kind and inexpensive knock-off for my modern decor.
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