Crafty Confessions: DIY Valentine's Day Vase

I've been listening!  I started a poll over in the left-hand column and I've heard you all loud and clear!  More DIYs?  You're gonna get them!  I am not the most crafty of people but I do have a constant desire to save money.  Today I am going to show you a fun and easy DIY for a frosted glass heart vase that everyone can have fun with!


Want your own?  Then let's get started!

1.  What you will need for this project...

♥  A Vase
♥ Decoupage (Modge Podge)
♥ Tissue
♥ Scissors
♥ Some Scrap Fabric
♥ Paint Brush

Note:  Most of these items were purchased from the dollar store.  =D

Don't have Modge Podge?  

2.  Make your own decoupage!  Here is what you'll need...


♥ Air Tight Container
♥ Paint Brush
♥ White Glue
♥ Warm Water

Mix into your container three parts glue to one part warm water.  I used a four ounce glue bottle which required two and a half tablespoons warm water.  Mix throughly, close lid tightly, and set aside for later.

3.  Tissue Paper

This is a fun part to get kids (if you have them) involved with.  Time to rip up the tissue!   Tear your tissue into a variety of different shapes and sizes.


Now that you have all your tissue pieces it's time to begin frosting your vase.

4.  Gluing...


Apply a thin layer of glue mixture and place tissue paper over.  Coat tissue paper again with the decoupage.  Repeat process until you are satisfied with the appearance of the vase.   Once you are happy with the frosted hue of your glass, cut your hearts out of the scrap fabric.  I made one large in pink and two smaller in purple.

5.  Time to add some heart to your vase...


Starting with the largest heart apply your glue where you'll want the heart to be.  Place heart over glue and press gently.  You'll want to add another hefty coat of glue over your heart.  Do not be sparing with this step.  You will need to completely saturate the fabric in order to get a good hold on the vase.

6.  Repeat with the smaller hearts...


Once you have all you hearts down you will need to apply another thin layer of glue mixture all over the vase.  Let dry over night.  

This is a great project for the whole family to get involved with.  Let the kids help create it and Daddy fill it.  =D  Allow your man to save the money and buy extra flowers instead.  The Babes never gets vases (he thinks they're all so boring) so I love this DIY.    


Hope you all enjoy this sweet little do-it-yourself and I promise to post more easy tricks in the future!

Love & Lollies...


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20 comments:

  1. Cute vase xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  2. nice DIY! check out my blog and if you like it we can follow each other xoxo

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  3. are you kidding? you ARE definitely creative (: It looks really pretty and sweet! xo

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  4. Very cute! And it seems pretty easy, too! Good job.

    -j.

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  5. Wow so cute!!! I start following you on Bloglovin and GFC, hope you'll follow back on BOTH!!!! xoxo

    CHANEL GIVEAWAY on WWW.ROCKANDFROCK.COM

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  6. Such a gorgeous idea, I love being crafty with things!

    Jessie
    coppergarden.blogspot.com
    xx

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  7. Sawweeet! This is super pretty!!

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  8. Hey lady! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog the other day. Allison is such a sweetheart! Thanks for sharing the vday DIY post too. I need to start decorating my apartment soon. For some reason I imagined my tiny living room would be filled with paper hearts and tissue paper fringe for the entire month of February. I still have time, right? : )

    mybillie.blogspot.com

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  9. Valentine's Day is definitely my favourite holiday for DIY's! This vase is super cute :)

    <3 Shawna
    http://serpentinestreets.blogspot.com

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  10. Such a cute DIY!
    I'll have to try this out one weekend :)
    Thanks for sharing <3

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  11. I think I'm going to have to do this to one of my extra vases :) and thanx for the extra tip on how to make your own Modge Podge :D

    xo,
    Eeka
    http://ericaliveloverandom.blogspot.com/

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  12. You're welcome Ladies!

    Eeka - I thought you'd appreciate that little tidbit! It works great too and the best part? It only costs 50 cents to make a whole batch! =D

    xoxo

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  13. So inspiring, I am so excited to try this myself!!! The end result is so beautiful! Love your blog and now following, maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)

    Kisses,
    Annabelle
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

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  14. Very nice!

    http://thestyleattitude.blogspot.com/

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  15. OMG! I was amazed! Pretty vase you got here! <3

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  16. This is a really fun post! festive for Valentines!!

    run-style-run.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh this looks super cute, and ever so easy to do! xx

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