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Now that it is May, I’m looking forward to decorating my home patriotically for both Memorial Day and July 4th.
I used a clear florist vase to make a DIY Patriotic Vase that will perfect to use when I’m decking my home out in red, white, and blue for the upcoming holidays.
I’m sharing my DIY Patriotic Vase for this month’s Thrifty Style Team project hosted by Julie of Redhead Can Decorate.
The Thrifty Style Team shares thrifty projects on the second Friday of each month. You’ll find links to all of the projects shared at the end of this post.
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DIY Patriotic Vase
If you are like me, when you receive flowers from the florist, you hang on to the vase.
I used one of the many florists vases stored in my basement to make this patriotic vase.
If you don’t have a florist vase handy, check your local Goodwill or thrift shop. If you can’t shop, ask a neighbor or friend if they have a vase that you could use.
I took pictures of this project outside but I’ll soon be using this vase filled with Baby’s Breath when I decorate my living room patriotically.
Baby’s Breath is a great flower choice for this project for a number of reasons.
- The blooms are white which coordinate nicely with the red, white, and blue vase.
- Baby’s Breath is beautiful when fresh and equally beautiful dried.
- Baby’s Breath dries naturally in the vase. Add some water, enjoy the blooms, and as the water evaporates, the Baby’s Breath dries.
- Baby’s Breath is inexpensive. This bunch was just $4 at the grocery store.
Another thing that I noticed about Baby’s Breath is that the blooms make me think of fireworks.
Note as the sun shifted that the shadows formed on the vase look like the pattern of a firework.
I made the red and white wooden stars used to elevate the patriotic vase long ago. In fact, this was the first woodworking project that Mr. SP helped me to complete.
- DecoArt Glass Paint in Red, White, and Blue
- Craft Paint Brush
- Painter's Tape
- Clear Glass Vase
- Assemble materials.
- Measure vase and divide by three to determine the width of each stripe. (My vase was 7.5" tall. 7.5 divided by 3 equals 2.5" for each stripe.)
- Use painter's tape to tape off the middle section for taping. Measure from the top of the vase down 2.5" and apply a strip of tape. Measure from the bottom of the vase up 2.5" and apply another strip of tape.
- Paint the middle section white. I used DecoArt Glass Paint and it took four coats to get an opaque look.
- Remove tape and retape on the edge of the white paint.
- Paint the top of the vase red and the bottom of the vase blue.
- Remove the painter's tape and touch up paint, if necessary.
- Add flowers and enjoy!
Frog tape may produce a more crisp paint line.
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I’m thrilled with my patriotic vase and will use is all summer for decorating my home.
More Thrifty Projects to Enjoy
Now it’s time to enjoy the projects that the rest of the Thrifty Style Team is sharing today. Click on the links below to see each thrifty project.
Redhead Can Decorate – Sun Clothespin Wreath
The Painted Hinge – How to Make Paperback Books Look Vintage
DIY Beautify – DIY Weathered Wood Pedestal
2 Bees In A Pod – Thrift Store Planters – Thrifty Style Team
Postcards From The Ridge – Tiered Tray Decor Ideas with Thrifty and Vintage Finds
The Creek Line House – Ten Plants to Grow for Home Decor
The How To Home – Upcycled Berry Basket
The Tattered Pew – How to Easily Recover an Old Footstool
Unskinny Boppy – How to Frame a Puzzle without Puzzle Glue
Sweet Pea – DIY Patriotic Vase
What Meegan Makes – Thrifted Mirror Gallery Painted with Homemade Chalk Paint
I Should Be Mopping The Floor – Ethan Allen Console Table Makeover