Make something modern out of your old vases!
Got a spare vase collecting dust somewhere? You know the one I’m talking about, the plain old glass vase that used to hold a bunch of flowers? Well, get ready for a game-changer!
Darcie Liptrot shares how to transform that blah vase into something truly elegant. And, you won’t need to break the bank for it.
Find more ideas from Darcie on Instagram, @darciedoesstuff.
How to Turn Old Vases into Modern Masterpieces
Why is this project a winner? Darcie is all about that boho vibe without the hefty price tag. And she’s got a thing for turning the ordinary into extraordinary.
First off, grab an embroidery hoop. Give it a gentle pull to separate the rings. Now, focus on the ring without the clasp – that’s your star player. Don’t worry if you goof up; you’ve got a backup plan with the clasp ring.
Attach a wooden dowel to the hoop. Pop a bead on it to measure the distance. Now repeat that process all the way around and voila, you’ve got the foundation ready. Trust us, once this part’s over, you’re golden!
Now the fun begins. Mix and match wooden beads of various sizes around the hoop. Think of it as a grown-up version of that childhood game with the beads on a wire. String them up until your vase’s size is mirrored.
The result? A vase that’s got texture, style, and dimension. You’ll be amazed by the visual appeal these beads add, and they come in a rainbow of colors! If you’re into boho shades or vibrant hues, you’re covered.
Darcie’s secret sauce? Bead size matters more than color. Keep them alternating between big and small for a snug fit that won’t let light peek through. And if you’re feeling extra crafty, play around with colors for added pizzazz.
So, the next time you’re eying that old vase, remember – with some embroidery hoop magic, wooden beads, and a dash of creativity, you can create a masterpiece that’s chic, cost-effective, and brimming with personality.