Leftovers: Pt. 1~ DIY Drip Vases

July 1, 2012

Guys, it’s been REALLY BUSY around our house lately. As I predicted, life is finally in motion here in Tulsa, and it only took about 5 months o living here to gain momentum. I now have 2 jobs, a few new (wonderful) friends and a new bike. Oh, and I’m on an intense diet/workout regimen per our looming trip to Hawaii, which means lots and LOTS of cooking and exercise. So, yeah. Busy.

However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t had time to do what I love most; DIY projects! After Connor and I sat down for a budget meeting a couple of weeks ago, we realized we needed to tighten the purse straps a little in order to go on some very exciting trips this year. This means I had to cut back (just a little ;)) on my thrifting/craft store obsessions.

So in the name of saving money, I decided to dedicate this week to starting and finishing some “Left Over” projects. These projects use materials I have left over from previous projects. And (not) surprisingly, I have a LOT of materials to work with.

Here is the first of many that I have completed:

DIY Drip Vases:

If you don’t have a lot of time, then this project has your name written all over it. I used these fish bowl vases that we had left over from our wedding a couple of years ago.

If you don’t have these laying around, you can find them virtually anywhere: Michaels, The Dollar Store, thrift stores, Garden Ridge. And they are cheap, cheap, cheap!

I had two bowls so I picked two colors of paint that I had lying around. One of them was this salmon colored Martha Stewart paint (which actually was just a liiiiitle too thick in consistency for this project, so maybe go with a thinner paint if you can). The other was a muted, mint green. What’s funny is that I picked two colors to use that were similar to my wedding colors. It must have been a subconscious homage to my marriage <3

Squeeze the paint into the fish bowl vase until it covers just the bottom base of the bowl.

Then, rotate the bowl on its side and twist, creating a drip like pattern on the inside of the glass. Do this slowly and as many times as you want to create your own custom design.

Then on to the green one…

When you achieve the design that you like, it’s time to dry.

I let mine sit in the sun for a couple of hours until they were completely dry.

They go really well on my coffee table, but I like to move these kind of accessories around.

I am a firm believer that you can never have too many vases. Or flowers, for that matter.

I’ll be back later today, so check back!

~Katy

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