Can I tell you how easy it is to make this simple lace vase diy project?
I was working on ideas for my romantic Valentine’s day table setting, and trying to think of something a little different to do.
I had this skinny vase from a previously failed diy project.
It failed miserably! (You can tell by the silver and gold paint.)
I wanted to repurpose it and make it work for Valentine’s day.
I feel that a romantic table setting needs a simple centerpiece. A vase that would hold just a few floral stems is perfect.
Since this vase would be used on a romantic tablescape, using lace seemed like a great idea.
And you know what? It was a great idea!
My simple diy lace vase turned out even better than I expected. And the best part – using damaged lace and giving it a new purpose!
Supplies for a Simple DIY Lace Vase
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How to DIY a Simple Lace Vase
Step 1: Select your vase
The vase you are going to transform can be a new one from Dollar Tree, one you aren’t using at home, or one you find at your local thrift store.
You really want to look at the shape of the vase to determine if it will work for a future centerpiece of your table decor.
Step 2: The lace color on your vase
Maybe this doesn’t make sense at first, but (trust me) you need to determine the color for the lace first. The base color on the diy lace vase will end up being the color of the lace detail.
I wanted my lace to be gold as you can see.
So you will need to first spray paint your vase the color you want your lace to be.
Spray paint your vase in a well-ventilated area or outside. Be sure and lay down enough newspaper or a drop cloth to protect the surface area.
Apply 2-3 coats of spray paint and let dry completely.
Step 3: Lace for your vase
There are a few options for selecting the lace for your vase. You could purchase new lace, but I strongly encourage you to visit your local thrift store or ask a family member for any lace or doilies that have rips or tears. Items that might get tossed.
This is a great project to repurpose a damaged crochet doily.
As you can see, the lace I used had tears, stains, and holes in it.
Hold the lace up to your vase and determine the pattern from the lace that you would like to see on your vase, along with where you would like to see it on your vase.
Cut out that section of lace.
Take a small piece of tape and attach the lace to your vase. Make sure the lace is snug on your vase.
*Note: you want a piece of lace that doesn’t have lots of small holes, as your primary paint layer won’t be able to penetrate and the lace pattern won’t be distinguishable.
**Important: tape to the top of the vase or under a solid section as lace. Otherwise, when you get to the next step, there will be an obvious mark where your tape was.
Step 4: The primary color for your diy lace vase
Once your lace is secure to the vase, it’s time to add the primary vase color.
You will be spray painting over the lace so that when you remove the lace, the first color you spray painted will be the lace pattern.
If you need, you can do this in two steps, to prevent tape marks from showing.
Now spray paint the color you have selected as your actual vase color – covering the whole vase and the lace. Use smooth strokes across the lace.
You don’t want to saturate the lace section, as the spray paint could drip and leak under the lace, thus ruining your lace design.
If you are doing this in two steps, spray paint the front where you don’t have any tape. Wait for it to dry and then tape down the front and spray paint the back.
Once the paint is dry, carefully remove the lace.
Voila! Pretty freak’n cool – huh!
Now it’s time to add flowers and enjoy your easy diy lace vase.
I bet your friends and family will be amazed and ask how you created the lace pattern on the vase.