Tuesday, September 6, 2011

DIY Lace Vase

You know when you're just on a roll with something? {That's a fun way of saying I'm obsessed with something...} I'd say I'm on a role with finding fun things to do with mason jars. If you missed my Chalkboard Paint Jar, catch it over here.  Today I have another DIY for you! This happens to be one of my favorite DIY projects I've done in a while. The end result is pretty, sophisticated and looks expensive! And that's what we want to go for...especially when the total cost for the project is only $12, right?!


This is what I like to call the Pretty Lace Vase.
Kinda rhymes...ya know, so you can remember it better (:
Materials: Spool of lace, tape, scissors, large mason jar, spray paint, paint brush, glitter accent paint, & a candle or flowers.


Step 1: Dab the glitter paint on your jar in random areas, keeping within the width of the lace. {to be sure I stayed inside the width of the lace fabric, I used a white erase marker to trace it before I did the glitter...that way it wipes right off!} I used Martha Stewart's Craft Glitter Paint in a Bronze/Copper:


Step 2: Cut out your strip of lace and tape it securely together around the jar.


Step 3: Once the lace is in place, spray paint the jar whatever color you wish.




Step 4: Remove the lace right after spray painting so the lace doesn't stick to the jar while drying. Allow dry time, then put the mason jar top back on!



As you can see, the lace pattern is left on the jar and glitter is a nice touch to be able to see peeking through the design.

You can put a yummy smelling candle in the jar to illuminate the lace design...


Or fill the jar with some fresh flowers...


What do you think? Easy enough?? I'm thinking this could be a great holiday gift! Or even a DIY wedding centerpiece.  Could you imagine a cluster of them on a table- some with flowers, some with candles? Beautiful!


I hope you'll try it... and I hope I've inspired you to find fun things to do with mason jars.
Love,
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43 comments:

  1. Michaela, I LOVE this!! So pretty and elegant...just goes to show that mason jars don't always have to be rustic! Hope your roll continues! ;)

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  2. soooo pretty! love the lacey vase! very simple, chic, and romantic.

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  3. Ahh, that jar is ADORABLE!! So creative, but so easy...I love it! Definitely trying it soon...I was already on the mason jar bandwagon, but this just kicked it up a notch. LOVE. Xo, Katie

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  4. it should come as no surprise that i LOVE this!!! perhaps a mason jar sunday is on our hands?

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  5. I was JUST looking at lace yesterday at the fabric store...trying to think of something fun to do with it. You found it...great project!

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  6. M! I LOVE the vase!! Such a cool idea...very romantic!

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  7. Love these!!! So clever. And, yes a great gift idea. Okay...need to start saving all those jars!!!

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  8. love these! so pretty! love the touch of glitter too!

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  9. I loved the chalkboard one... but this one is so pretty too!

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  10. This is so pretty! I definitely want to try it!

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  11. so cute! i'm definitely going to try this out :)

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  12. Can I put my request in for one, too???? It's ADORABLE!!!!!!!! What a fun idea!!!!

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  13. That is such a cute idea! So easy, too! I might have to give this a try.

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  14. Darling idea. I would love to see a few down my table for our mother daughter tea. And congrats on your new sponsor . . .blog is looking great my friend!

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  15. Where are you getting all these ideas??? I am SO obsessed with mason jars right now... I think you need to feature a DIY mason jar project every week!! :)

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  16. I love this DIY because you can use it as a vase and a candle holder and because it looks simple enough for me to do! haha

    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  17. Super cute idea! Very my style too. :) Hope you're surviving your long days at work! I can totally relate!
    ~Kerri

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  18. I love it. I could see doing the underside of a coffee table using this technique or a small mirror. Quite cool!

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  19. ahh absolutely awesome! I am soo soo impressed... please let me have mucho dinero some day so that I can pay YOU much dinero to decorate mi casa : )

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  20. I love love love this!! You're always so creative.

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  21. I definitely want to try this! First thing once I get home for Thanksgiving or something. :)

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  22. Very cute idea! I just did a post on mason jars as well! They are cute and can be used for any occasions.

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  23. i love this so much! those vases look so amazing :).

    thanks for sharing girl!

    ♥cheche

    savedthrulove.blogspot.com

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  24. oh what a great idea! i love everything lace so how cool is it to have it as a vase!!

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  25. Wow that's gorgeous! How in the world did you think of that!? I love it!

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  26. Love the lace jar, what a sweet little idea :)

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  27. so creative! I LOVE it. I'm trying to find more things to do with mason jars because I'm kindof obsessed with them. This might just be my newest one :D

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  28. Yay! Thanks for linking up...such fun inspiration for candelight in the fall!

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  29. So beautiful!

    http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

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  30. I love this! I will definitly have to try it some day :)

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  31. I love this one and may even be able to use it for my wedding coming up in a few weeks!

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  32. OMG....I love this! I have been sitting here scratching my head about what to do with my hanging mason jar pew decorations! I am putting flowers in them & I have tried filling the jars with moss,hay,etc...but now I have found my solution! ;) I just bought all my supplies yesterday & I am doing one today!! I hope mine turn out as good as yours did, because if they do....I am going to do all 16!! Thanks so much for this awesome & inspiring post!! :)

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  33. @Melissa W- I'm so happy you're trying this! I hope it works out! Email me and let me know how it went :)

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  34. Hello, Your lacy jars are so SO pretty!! I hope it's okay, I just couldn't resist featuring them in my mason jar crafts round-up. You can see it here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Mason-Jar-Crafts-and-Decor-Ideas?done

    Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!

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  35. This looks great! I can't wait to try them for my wedding.
    Two questions:
    1) How did you secure the lace to the jar without there being tape lines left in the paint after you remove the lace?
    2) What brand of spray paint did you use?

    Thanks!

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  36. Such a cute idea! LOve the glitter. Dianntha

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  37. I also wondered how you taped the lace to the jar without leaving tape lines?

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    1. Hi Linda, I just rolled the tape and overlapped the lace, sticking the roll of tape under the lace to secure the two ends together. Hope that makes sense :)

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  38. I also wondered how you taped the lace to the jar without leaving tape lines after painting and taking lace off?

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