Category Archives: Crafting From Your Stockpile

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

Spring Flowers | Frugal Decor:  Painted Vase With Mod Podge Flower Cut Outs

Spring Flowers | Frugal Decor: Painted Vase With Mod Podge Flower Cut Outs

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Here is a very easy and frugal way to spruce up a vase to add to the delight of spring in our houses!!  I keep telling myself that the real daffodils really will grow again outside.  That helps me in the middle of February when I think Spring will never show up as I still endure below zero temps in NY!

Materials Needed:

clear glass vase (I got this one for $1 at Walmart)

acrylic paint

Flower Punch – usually used for scrapbooking

paper

Mod Podge

sponge brush

ribbon or beads (optional addition to your vase)

artificial spring flowers (I chose daffodils – tulips would also be lovely!)

String of LED lights with a timer

 

spring vase paper flowers

 

I purchased this EK tools Punch, Classic Gardenia over on Amazon.  I just used some plain white copy/printer paper and did some gardenia cutouts using it.

 

spring vase mod podge

 

I had previously painted the inside of this vase with some pink acrylic paint.

To decorate the outside of the vase, I just simply used mod podge and dabbed it on the paper flower cut outs until they were thoroughly stuck to the vase.  After the first layer was dry – I added on a second layer of Mod Podge.  I also dabbed it using a sponge brush to give it a bit of texture if you looked closely – but it does dry clear.

spring vase day time

 

I had the pearl applique ribbon in my craft supplies stash, so I just hot glued that to the top and bottom of the vase for a final touch.

spring flowers with lights

 

The fun secret ingredient to this project is a string of lights with a timer.  I have it set that around the time it gets dark, the lights automatically come on (5:30pm – once you turn on your lights at that time, they shut off after 4-8 hours, and turn on again 24 hours from the time you first turned them on).

It gives the vase a whole new look in the evening with the gardenia cut-out shapes popping out with the lighted background.  If you do use one of these strings of lights – it makes it so you would have to use artificial flowers.  I know nothing beats real – but these artificial ones are available to me now in the dead of winter, and I still like them even if they are fake.  :)

So how about you?  How have you dressed up a simple $1 vase to add to your home decor?

Find more Frugal Craft and Frugal Decor ideas over here!

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Spring Wreaths | With Forsythia & Burlap!

Spring Wreaths | With Forsythia & Burlap!

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