Last year I wrote a few posts about decorating for less (read the recap HERE) and the response is crazy on Pinterest this year. I started to think that many of you must love to decorate for the season but don’t want to invest loads of cash in the process. I hear ya! I’m in the same boat, so I whipped up a few more Dollar Store Decor ideas for your creative pleasure. I’ll start this season by showing you a super EASY glitter-dipped fall vase. This is great for your own home, a retreat, or fall fundraiser tables you may have on the horizon because it’s inexpensive & simple!
Below you will see the original vase; pretty, but could use a little help since I was planning to put faux cattails inside. FYI, everything I used for this quick project (except for the wire cutter thingy) was purchased at The Dollar Tree. Oh, and that container of glitter below was from Walmart but I know The Dollar Tree sells glitter too. So, basically you can get all the goods in one location, making this project even more convenient!
The see-through effect with these tinted jars makes it impossible to hide faux flower/plant stems (see below), which was my main reason for glitter dipping the bottom.
I ended up clipping off the extra stem with a pair of wire cutters but that’s not entirely necessary since the bottom gets covered with glitter.
First, use basic masking tape to create a design. I know you can get really creative with patterns and such but I wanted to keep it simple for time sake. It’s helpful to know these are tapered vessels, so make sure the line you want to create is pressed on straight and let the rest of the masking tape bubble or bunch however it wants.
Grab a glue stick from your kid’s Art Cart…
And cover the area you want glitterized…
I used a paper plate to catch the falling extra glitter as I sprinkled.
The glue stick gave great coverage for this flat-sided vase but some corners were missed like the one shown below. After the glue dried, I went back and touched up the empty spots with more glue & glitter.
Glitter will cling to rest of the glass even though it’s not covered with glue, but don’t fret, it wipes away.
Peel off the tape while the glue is still fresh to help create a crisp edge line.
You may notice, my glitter was a burnt orange color to match the burnt orange colored vase. I also used an “extra fine” glitter. It was a good combination without looking cheesy… know what I mean?
When I finished the bottom, I decided to embellish the top too but this step certainly isn’t necessary. The glue stick did not give good coverage in all the crevices here. Instead, I used a glue pen (also found at The Dollar Tree) to help get in the tight spots around the square shape and I just used my finger to smear it around evenly.
Oh, and I used the masking tape to create a crisp bottom line here too.
Trends have been showing many versions of paint-dipped clear vases but the glitter looks a little more glam in my opinion, especially with the matching color of the orange tint.
Well, whacha think? Stuff a sprig of fake cattails (or real if ya have ‘em!) and maybe a fall colored flower or two inside to complete the project.
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