Plutonium Spray Painted Crystal Vase

So on Monday I showed you guys Ellie’s “temporary” bedroom makeover at my brother’s house, now I’ll be showing you guys some of the fun DIY projects that went along with it! First up… a fun tin vase makeover.

painted tin vaseI actually found this gray tin vase at HomeGoods in the clearance section for $3. I wanted something tall for on top of her toy organizer, but it wasn’t the right color. So in came Plutonium Spray Paint.

plutonium spray painted vaseI used this spray paint for Ellie’s book holder that I showed you guys a couple weeks ago. I truly loved the paint color and had some leftover so decided put it to good use! One quick coat and the vase was covered, dried in about 5 minutes as well. Love this paint.

spray painted plutonium vaseTo match Ellie’s new bedspread I added some crystal circle gemstones from Hobby Lobby.

painted crystal vaseI just kind of spaced them out as I went along, leaving out the center diamond (so it matched her bedspread a little more). Then I just filled the vase with some hot pink and white flowers.

painted tin vase

plutonium painted tin vase

Total cost of project…
Vase: $3
Crystals: $1.50 (50% off from Hobby Lobby)
Plutonium Spray Paint: leftover from old project!

DIY painted vaseIf you want to buy this spray paint, you can order it from Red Posie’s website.
They even have free shipping right now!
This one can lasted me the book case and vase projects!

plutonium spray paint tin vase

Christmas Washi Tape Candle Holders

I’m all about fast & easy (and cheap!) holiday decorating this year! … and I’m sure many of you are the same. So here’s a great project that anyone can do and it only takes 3 supplies.

After creating my Fall Hurricane Centerpiece the other week, I still had some extra candles and glass vases sitting around. I was trying to think how I could jazz up the plain ol’ vases on a budget for the upcoming holiday season and then it came to me… Washi Tape.

So I gathered my supplies:

  • (3) glass cylinders (from the Dollar Tree)
  • (3) pillar candles (from the Dollar Tree)
  • Martha Stewart holiday washi tape (package of 4 rolls from Michael’s for $3 after 40% off coupon)

All you have to do is wrap the washi tape around the glass candle holder. This ain’t complicated, people. Just wrap and rotate colors. I left a little space between each row, too.

All three candle holders took me about 10 minutes to wrap in washi tape.  And all 3 candle holders plus the candles cost me less than $10! How’s that for holiday savings?

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