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Make Your Own Glitter Vase Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

Updated on October 22, 2012
Glitter, Mod Podge, foam brush, and glass vase
Glitter, Mod Podge, foam brush, and glass vase

I love to shop at Hobby Lobby, and many times I see something that I think, "Hey I can do that myself!" and this vase was one of those times. The HL version of the vase was going for close to $20. I knew I had a similar glass vase at home, so I picked up a couple of other supplies to make my own at home.

Supplies for this craft:

  • Orange glitter
  • Glass vase
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush

Optional Supplies:

  • Ribbons
  • Buttons
  • Badges
  • Silk flowers

Try to find things you already have on hand to make this craft more personal and less expensive. Hobby Lobby usually has a 40% off coupon you can print at home which can knock down the price of the Mod Podge if you don't already have a jar.

Dab and blot the glitter/glue inside the vase
Dab and blot the glitter/glue inside the vase

How to Apply the Glitter

Thoroughly wash and dry your vase.Mix equal parts glue and glitter in a cup; I used a clean Styrofoam cup to mix the Mod Podge and glitter so I could just toss it when the project was complete. I used a straw to stir it up, also easy to just toss when finished. Using the foam brush, generously apply the glue/glitter mixture to the inside of your vase. It should be thick enough that light doesn't pass through. It isn't so much of a stroke of the brush, but more like dabbing and blotting all the way around. Make sure you get the edges really good.

I made the mistake of leaving the vase upright to dry and my glitter/glue ran down the sides and pooled up in the bottom, so I had to scrape it out and reapply, so dry your vase on its side and rotate it often to prevent runs.

Once the vase is completely dry, it is ready to use or to decorate. I had burlap ribbon on hand and tied it with orange embroidery thread. I used a Thanksgiving stamp and tea colored ink pad to make the little patch. I rough cut the piece of scrap fabric and sewed a border around the edges. I used spray adhesive to stick it on the ribbon. I used silk flowers for the arrangement. If you plan to use real flowers, you should probably put water in a small cup that will fit down in your vase to keep it off of the glitter.


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      Mariusz 2 years ago

      28.02.2012 4:54 pm Shared on FB, liked and commented on Krylon, flloowing you, joining you on twitter and my favorite spray paint project was last summer. I gathered a bunch of rocks in varying sizes and shapes to put in and around my flower graden and pond. I spray painted them in different colors and then used my Cricut Expressions machine to make stencils and then painted the stencils on. I have gotten many compliments on it and have been asked to make some for friends and family to enjoy.

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      Ubenbocaahhceperis 3 years ago

      28.02.2012 3:41 pm Hey Mark,I am trying to get your costent out there, I did a blog repost of it, I twittered it, I posted it on facebook, and I goggle plused it I also follow you on twitter, facebook, and I follow Krylon crafts on facebook. Oh and I follow this blog lol. I've never done many spray paint projects except a few science fairs and once I sprayed protector on some jewelry boxes I made my aunts. But I've been wanting to make a few things around the house. A fence that needs some color, maybe some furniture, add new life to some walls and old things. Would love the chance to get to try them out. Also would love your book with ideas. I am addicted to crafting.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      what a clever idea and so sparkly. You obviously are very creative and this turned out lovely.