- Arts and Design
Make Your Own Glitter Vase Centerpiece for Thanksgiving
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
- 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.
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.