Patriotic Flower Vases – Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge
Last month a group of bloggers joined together for a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Last month I shared how I gave a wooden knitting basket a makeover. This month I’m sharing Patriotic Flower Vases made with three florist vases.
Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
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Patriotic Flower Vases
Memorial Day is just around the corner with Flag Day and Fourth of July shortly to follow. I love to decorate with patriotic decor (you can check out all of my patriotic project here) for these holidays and wanted to make something new for a table centerpiece this year.
For this month’s Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge I made red, white, and blue patriotic flower vases with a design
These will soon be on my table filled with fresh flowers instead of faux ones.
This was a quick and easy project that I was able to complete one evening after school. All that is needed to complete this project is three flower vases with smooth glass; red, white, and blue spray paint; and rubber bands.
Clean the vases thoroughly and then stretch rubber bands around them to form a pattern. Spray paint each vase, let the paint dry, take off the rubber bands, and you are done!
Be sure to completely coat each vase with paint. You can see that I didn’t do a great job with my red vase and I plan to make another to replace it as soon as I pick up a replacement at Goodwill.
I really like the pattern that the rubber bands make on the glass.
Hi Paula! The rubber band idea is so clever, I’ve never seen that before. Very cool!
What a cute, fun idea. I will need to look for smooth vases and give this a try.
They really look store bought, don’t they. Love the smooth finish. I cannot tell there is anything different about the red vase. I love Patriotic decor also! These will be show stoppers on the dining table with live flowers in them.
These look so cute! I’ve been wanting to try something using the rubber band method. Adorable!
What an easy way to jazz some plain glass vases. I think I have a few of these in the garage that I would love to try using this paint method. Super fun craft idea.
This is such a great project! Love the design!
What a great vase update! These would be the perfect DIY centerpieces for a Memorial Day BBQ. Love it!
These are just adorable. They have shine and class! And of course, they are perfect for all of the upcoming holidays. You can also use them as a nautical theme. So many uses. I am hosting a new link party called Sweet Inspiration and would love to have you join us. We run Friday till Tuesday.
Very cute vases! Sorry i didn’t get by until now! They came out great! &Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twiiter! Have a great week!
Love these vases!! What a great idea to use rubber bands to make a cool design!! They look spectacular!!
Thanks, Keri! I think that I’ll enjoy using these vases all summer.
So unique!! Thanks for linking up at our Tips & Tricks Link Party!
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This is so cool. I have seen painted vases before but never like this. So simple! Definitely trying.
Thanks, Alyssa! It’s nearing time to start using this set again. I hope you enjoy the set you plan to make.