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How to make your own gold glitter vases

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)
 This is the spray adhesive I used, if you are deciding between glue or this. Don't forget to always read labels.

This is the spray adhesive I used, if you are deciding between glue or this. Don't forget to always read labels.

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.

 I found it best to put my hand inside the vase so I could evenly spray all over at the one time, also be careful where you spray the adhesive so it doesn't spray everywhere.

I found it best to put my hand inside the vase so I could evenly spray all over at the one time, also be careful where you spray the adhesive so it doesn't spray everywhere.

 It should then look like this after you have sprayed.

It should then look like this after you have sprayed.

Step three: Hold the vase over the bowl and gently pour the glitter all over and keep doing this until the vase is covered.

 Once I used up the first tube of glitter, I then went back and picked it up out of the bowl and covered the rest of the vase.

Once I used up the first tube of glitter, I then went back and picked it up out of the bowl and covered the rest of the vase.

 I kept applying the glitter until it is evenly spread by gently patting the glitter into the glue.

I kept applying the glitter until it is evenly spread by gently patting the glitter into the glue.

 I noticed there were some patches of missing glitter, so I sprayed some more adhesive all over the top and applied more glitter until it was evenly covered and a thicker coat of glitter -I didn't want it to look thin or a bit see-through.

I noticed there were some patches of missing glitter, so I sprayed some more adhesive all over the top and applied more glitter until it was evenly covered and a thicker coat of glitter -I didn't want it to look thin or a bit see-through.

 It should look like this once you have finished with the glitter. I also didn't cover the bottom of the vase as it would just leave glitter everywhere and you can't see it anyway.

It should look like this once you have finished with the glitter. I also didn't cover the bottom of the vase as it would just leave glitter everywhere and you can't see it anyway.

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.

 I had a local florist make up these bunches and gave them the vases to work with.

I had a local florist make up these bunches and gave them the vases to work with.

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..

xo Noskam

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