Thursday, June 4, 2015

DIY Dollar Tree Centerpiece Vases

The Haul

Vase #1: Washi Tape Border

Starbucks Frapcuccino Bottles


Rainbow Washi Tape












Supplies:

- Empty and cleaned Frappuccino bottles
(or any vase you want)

-Washi tape


Step 1: Cut Tape

          Either by measuring with a tape measure, string, or by wrapping the tape around the bottle with the sticky side out, figure out how much tape you will need for each stripe and cut it to length.


Step 2: Wrap the Bottle
Wrap it up!
          Simple and straight forward. Pick the location of the stripe and wrap it around. You might need to do it a few times to get the edges and ends to line up, but it isn't terribly hard.


That's it! You're done! You can add more stripes to make the design more intricate and keep the tape the same or change it up. It's up to you! Have fun with it and make it your own.

Finished Bottle


Vase #2: Glitter Stripes

Starbucks Frappcuccino Bottles
















Double Sided Tape

 Supplies:

-Empty and cleaned Frappuccino bottles
(or any vase you want)

-Glitter
(THIS is what I wanted to purchase, but my store was out.)

-Double sided tape

Optional:
-Mod Podge
-Paint brushes


Step 1: Add Tape Stripes

Frappuccino Bottle with tape running diagonally
          I decided that I wanted to have 4 diagonal stripes on the bottles, so each side would have a stripe running across it. If you look closely you can see the tape on the bottle in the above image. I trimmed it so the tape stopped just under the lip of the bottle and just shy of the bottom.

Step 2: Add The Glitter

You WILL get glitter on yourself.


Sprinkling the glitter.













          Turning the bottle on its side with the tape facing up, start to add the glitter to the taped area. If you are brave, you can use your fingers to spread the glitter across the tape for an even coating (See above image on the left), or you can use a small cheap paintbrush to push the glitter around and avoid getting more glitter on yourself than absolutely necessary.

          At this point in the project you can decide if you want to use more than one color on your bottle or if you want to stick to one color for all four (or however many you decide) stripes.

Blue Stripe
Pink Stripe
















Green Stripe
Purple Stripe
















          Fair warning: I know I mentioned it above, but glitter is a dangerous substance to use. It will get everywhere and stick to everything. Do not sweep it when cleaning, use a baby wipe or wet wipe that is disposable and pour the glitter onto a disposable surface (I used a paper plate). Plan on throwing away the paint brush if you use one because it isn't worth cleaning it out.

Step 3+: Repeat Step 2

          Add glitter to however many lengths of tape you want. I added each piece of tape just before I put the glitter on so the colors wouldn't mix, but if you are doing them all the same color you can tape everything before you start the glitter process.

Optional Step: Mod Podge

          If you wan to ensure that the glitter will not get everywhere at the event or during transport/setup, you can add a thin coat of Mod Podge to the vase. This will seal the glitter and if it is thin it wont obstruct the shimmer. I recommend getting a bottle of the glossy finish.

























What I would have done differently: I would have shopped around for the glitter that I was originally hoping to get from the store instead of settling. I feel like the glitter bits were just a little too large for this project. I also would have cut the pieces of tape in half to make the stripes thinner.

What did you think of these projects? Is this something you would do for your wedding or household decor? What projects would you like to see featured in the future? Tell me bellow in the comments!


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