Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DIY Gold Number Vase



Rust-Oleum Cricut Cutter DIY
At one point in time I had five of these white vases. I'd set them up in a line on my large kitchen table filled with flowers for a dramatic centerpiece. But as most fragile things in my house (not including my son) I broke them. One by one the poor things fell to their death until only a single vase remained. I used it for awhile but quite frankly it's boring. So.... 

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DIY Gold Vase




What you need:

- Boring Vase

- Cricket Vinyl for a Cricut Cutter

If you don't have a cricut cutter stickers would probably work just as well.

- Metallic spray paint

- Optional: Gloss or Matte Clear Coating Spray

Whenever I use this vinyl I end up having to tape down the edges because it has a tendency to bend up from sitting in the package too long. I've learned that painter tape works best. Cut several numbers or letters. Mine were set at 2 inches. 
Cricut Cutter Tip

Peel the vinyl off and place around vase. Random cat assistant is optional and not exactly helpful.
Cat Assistant DIY Vase

Spray paint!



Gold Spray Paint



Once dry carefully remove all the vinyl. It's easiest to use a needle to poke into and then peel up on the vinyl. I used my fingernail on a few only to scratch the dried paint.

DIY Cricut Cutter


  
At this point I would suggest spraying your vase with some sort of clear coat if you're going to be moving it a lot or using it for fresh cut flowers. My vase will be sitting on a shelf with fake flowers so I didn't see any need to. In all honesty I also had a little boy literally hanging from my leg so he won the battle of do I have time to do this....hmmmm...no. lol


DIY Vase Home Decor

8 comments :

  1. Um, so this is totally adorable! LOVE IT! You should come link this up on Sunday (7 pm EST) at Get Your DIY On (a link party I host on Just a Girl and Her Blog). The theme this week is spray paint-- perfect! Hope you're having a great week!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. lol Thanks Abby! I'll definitely stop by and link it up. :)!

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  2. Your vase is extremely awesome, love it so much better than your "boring" white vase. I'd love to find a boring vase so I can make it over as you have. I don't have a fancy machine but could possibly find big enough #' stickers to use.
    Boy can I relate to things getting broken only the problem is my lack of depth perception and blasted ceramic tiles. Once something hits that tile it's gone. I'll take lino or other flooring options any day. We inherited the ceramic tile in great deal of house from prior owner. It's very cold in winter and breaks everything. If you're a klutz like me ceramic tile is not good option. Happy week

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    1. :) Thanks for your sweet comment. I'm sure stickers would work just fine. There are normally address stickers hanging around the mailbox section of home improvement stores. I bet those would work well too.
      I'm so glad we don't have ceramic tile! lol I don't think I could handle having a cold floor in the winter. My feet are already always cold! lol Have a great week as well srpprcrftr!

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  3. Charlene, just wanted to let you know that I featured this vase on my blog today! Thank you so much for linking up your spray paint projects with us. I hope you'll join us this week with some chalkboard projects!
    http://www.thehankfulhouse.com/2013/10/get-your-diy-on-week-5.html

    Mandy @ The Hankful House

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    1. That is so sweet of you. Thank you! :) I will definitely see what kind of chalkboard project I can come up with it...sound like fun. lol Thanks again. -Charlene

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