Thursday, December 15, 2011

DIY hurricane vase

You can see details for my entire Christmas mantel HERE

Isn't the Dollar Store a wonderful place? It's full of tons of cheap goodies just waiting to be improved on.

Plus, I can walk in there and buy a whole basket of stuff without making a dent in my budget. You just have to get a little creative sometimes.

Take these vases and martini glasses for example. Pretty blah. But with a little glue and spray paint, they make a great addition to my holiday mantel!

  • Vase (found at the Dollar Store)
  • Martini glass (found at the Dollar Store)
  • Krylon metallic spray paint
  • E600 adhesive
  • Filler
Step 1: Spray paint your martini glasses.

In a well-ventilated area (outdoors preferably) apply several coats of metallic paint to your martini glasses.

Make sure you actually pay attention to directions and don't spray too close or turn your glass over before the paint is drying or you'll end up with some drippage like I did...oops.

Step 2: Apply your adhesive.

After you've been a good girl and followed the drying rules for the spray paint, apply some of your adhesive to the bottom of your vase and glue to the bottom of your martini glass, making the part of the martini glass where you would drink from the base of your hurricane vase. Hopefully I didn't confuse you too much there.

Let your glue dry, and how you have some adorable hurricane vases!

Fill with any filler you like (I chose a pack of assorted small Christmas ornaments) and decorate away! I also decided to tie some ribbon on mine to make them even more festive.

These make great decorations year-round.

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  1. So pretty and festive. I look at a vase and only see a vase - I would have never thought to use martini glasses for a base. This is such a neat idea!

  2. Great DIY idea. You've used your $$$Store resources very well. I would nevr have guessed these vases were so thrifty!

  3. Looks like I need to make a run to the dollar store before my party on Saturday! Love it!

    I'd love for you to link up and share:


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