Posts Tagged ‘vase’
Because I have another concrete DIY to share today and this one is my favorite yet. Might have something to do with the fact that it involves flowers.
I made this super easy DIY concrete vase (remember the sneak peek on IG last week?) and had to share the tutorial because it’s so freakin’ easy. Also, spring! And flowers!
mailing tube // small juice glass // cooking spray // plastic bucket // bucket (that is okay to get messed up) // rapid setting cement mix // water // trowel or wooden spoon for mixing
1. Add the cement mix to a bucket, and stir in water. You’ll need 4 parts cement to 1 part water. Mix well.
2. Spray the inside of a mailing tube with cooking spray.
3. Then, start pouring the concrete mixture into the mailing tube. Only fill about halfway.
4. Place the juice glass inside the mailing tube, pressing down so that the concrete starts to push upwards, surrounding the sides of the glass. If more concrete mixture is needed, spoon it into the mailing tube, in between the sides and the juice glass.
5. Wait for the concrete to dry. If you’re using a rapid setting concrete, it should be completely dry in 3-5 hours (depending on the temperature, etc).
6. Once dry, rip the container away to reveal your new vase.
Fill with water and add flowers. Done!
Here’s what the finished vase looks like…
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
I’d love to hear what you think of this project, in the comments below. But also, I’m super curious to know what your absolute favorite flower is?
I just got back from my trip to Ventura and LA last night and have a lot to catch up on today. But I wanted to pop in this morning to share these metallic planters that I made for Curbly recently.
All in all, each one of these took me about 5 minutes to make, and I already had all of the supplies, so it cost me nothing. Don’t you love it when that happens?
Want to make your own? Check out the full tutorial here on Curbly.
P.S. I had a great time at Craftcation and will be sharing some photos from my trip soon. What did you do this weekend?
The sweet ladies at The Fabric Store recently sent me a gorgeous stack of fabric from their shop to kick off their new store opening in Los Angeles. If you live in Australia or New Zealand you’ve probably heard of The Fabric Store already, and now that a US store has opened, everyone here in the states can enjoy it too.
Since this LA location (136 South La Brea Avenue) is the flagship store for the US, it’s kind of a big deal. A.K.A., definitely worth the trip to visit the shop in person. Awesome thing to note: All fabrics at The Fabric Store are grouped by color and type, which makes it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for, even if you’re in a hurry. Kind of like a clothing store. Pretty cool, huh?
I am in love with the prints they sent over (get an idea of the available selections here) and can only imagine how great the selection in-store is. Really wish I didn’t live all the way across the country, so I could visit in person. For now though, I am hoping to live vicariously through all you LA peeps who might take pity on me and post a photo or two on Instagram so I can pretend I was there.
Here’s a quick peek into the shop…
Okay, so do you want to see what I made with the fabrics they sent over?
It’s an easy one and (bonus) uses upcycled materials.
So here was my thought… Vases can be pretty pricey and a lot of the options that are actually affordable kind of suck in the looks department. So, this is my DIY solution for that: fabric-covered vases made from soup (and beans) cans. The short container is the bean can, in case you’re looking for different sizes at the grocery store. Whenever I look at it, I say (in my head), ‘Roll that beautiful bean footage’. Remember that commercial?
empty soup cans // fabric scissors // spray adhesive // fabric
1. Start by cleaning out a soup can with soap and water, then remove the paper label and dry the can off completely.
2. Next, cut a piece of fabric to size (slightly larger than the can – about an inch wider, longer, and taller). Set aside.
3. Spray the can with a coat of spray adhesive.
4. Then, put the fabric down on a flat surface and place the can on top. Begin rolling and pressing down on the fabric as you roll, to secure the fabric and remove bumps. Secure extra end (that overlaps where the fabric started) with more glue/ spray adhesive.
5. Spray the inside of the can with adhesive and then tuck the top of the fabric, where the opening is, inside the can.
6. Add water and flowers and you are done.
What do you think? Will you be saving soup cans and fabric scraps for a project like this?
For more DIYs like this one, visit the DIY & Tutorials page.