How to make your own gold glitter vases
As I mentioned in my birthday posts, I wanted something extra for the table decorations at my birthday dinner. I decided, to tie in with the theme that gold glitter vases would do the trick, especially when I couldn't find anything to buy.
This is very easy and inexpensive to make, just make sure you have a clean area to work on and protect everything from all the glitter that is going to mysteriously land places, no matter how neat you are ;p
What you need:
- Gold glitter (I found my in my local craft store -you can choose from different types but for this I went with a thin and medium gold glitter. Just make sure you get enough to cover the amount of vases you have, I only ended up using two but got extra incase)
- Vases (I found my in a variety store that worked perfectly so you don't have to spend big)
- Spray adhesive or glue (I wanted to try out spray adhesive and thought it would be quicker to evenly apply, so for the purpose of this I used spray adhesive. If you want to use glue make sure to read the labels so it's suitable for this project)
- A bowl or container to work over and let the glitter drop into
- Rubber gloves to protect your hands from the glitter and glue making it easier to work with
- Paper of some kind to protect the surface you are working on (I just used baking paper)
Step one: Lay out your work area with everything you need so you can work easier and neater.
Step two: Put your rubber gloves on and spray the adhesive evenly all over the vase.
Step three: Hold the vase over the bowl and gently pour the glitter all over and keep doing this until the vase is covered.
Step four: One you are finished gently shake/tap the vase a bit so any excess glitter falls into the bowl and then leave to dry until it doesn't feel moist. Also if you are using more than one vase, repeat all the same steps for each vase.
Step five: Fill your vases with flowers.
Tip: I loved these vases and how they looked on the night (the pictures don't do them justice as I wasn't able to capture them in better light). The only thing is the glitter tends to drop even long after, so you either want to keep them in one spot and don't move them around or just use them for the event you are making them for. I had to throw mine out afterwards, but I am going to experiment with different types of glue and glitter to see if I find something with more staying power. Also, you could spray the glitter on the inside of the vase -I chose not to as I wanted a particular look.
be inspired and keep creating..