DIY Basics 2.0: Gold-Dipped Bud Vases
Spring is in the air and everything around us is budding! That makes it the perfect time to show off those beautiful blooms in a creative way. So we’re taking one of our all-time favorite DIY basics — the gold-dipped vase — to the next level by using the same, simple technique to make a modern cluster of gold-dipped bud vases. See, good things do come in small packages, especially when they’re tied together to make one big, eye-catching centerpiece :)
– 7 glass bud vases
– string or yarn
– gold spray paint
– painter’s tape
– E6000 glue (optional)
1. Tape off all seven vases with painter’s tape at the same height.
2. Spray paint each vase and let it completely dry.
3. Peel off painter’s tape to reveal the “dipped” effect. Ohh and ahh as necessary.
4. Tie the vases together with your yarn or string so that they form a large circle. You can use E6000 glue to reinforce the structure if you’d like.
5. Fill vases with water and beautiful blooms!
This process really is as easy as 1, 2, 3: Start by taping off the top of each vase at the same height. Large painter’s tape works great to cover a bigger surface area. Then, carefully spray an even layer of metallic paint on the exposed area of each vase. Once it’s completely dry, peel off the tape to reveal the “dipped” effect. Breathtaking, isn’t it?
Once all the vases are de-taped, place them together in a circular pattern and secure them together with twine or yarn wrapped a few times around the entire bunch. You could always add a dab of E6000 glue to the base of each vase for extra hold, or if you just want to keep the look super streamlined and forgo embellishments entirely. If you do go that route, let the glue dry overnight before you rustle this gilded bunch. Or keep it simple and tie off the yarn around the loose vases and you’re done — just fill ‘er up!
There’s power in numbers with this DIY. Multiple bud vases effortlessly join forces to accommodate even large floral bouquets. That makes it a great centerpiece for springtime entertaining!
Trust us: There’s more than one way to put a spin on this DIY basic. If your pad’s already dotted with gilded decor, then try one of these 10 other clever ways to trick out the bottom of your bud vase cluster. Chalkboard paint? Lace? Sequins? They all sound just peachy to us :)
What ways have you taken your DIY basics to the next level? Tell us in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!