I hope you had a great week! Are you ready for the weekend? I’m happy to report that we have absolutely nothing planned this weekend! It’s a rare occurence when we don’t have plans for the weekend, so when it happens I make sure to savor it! Hmmm, how will I spend my time? Reading? Catching up on some of my knitting?
I know, my life is sooo exciting! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂
I’ve been really getting into dollar store crafts as of late! I’m finding there is a lot of great stuff that can be used as a “base” for some really cool projects! I’m excited to see what I can come up for Christmas. 🙂
Anyhoos, here’s a spooky ooky Halloween vase made with a glass vase and doilies I bought at the dollar store and a few Halloween odds and ends I already had in my craft stash.
Spooky Ooky Dollar Store Vase Halloween Makeover
- dollar store glass vase
- dollar store doilies
- Folkart Home Décor Chalk Paint in Rich Black where to buy
- Folkart Home Décor Clear Wax where to buy
- Prima Marketing Shabby Chic Treasures Resin, Victorian Frames where to buy
- Mod Podge in the matte finish where to buy
- Skull (I had a sticker pack with one; you can find skull clip are online to print out)
- String beads and ribbon in Halloween colors
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Paint and Wax brushes. I really like the Folkart Home Decor Chalk and Wax Brushes where to buy
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Paint the vase with two coats of chalk paint, allowing to dry thoroughly after each coat.
Gently apply a coat of clear wax and gently wipe off any excess. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Cut the doily in the middle to fit over the top of the vase and trim on the sides as you like. I drew in where I cut my doily. Your doily might be different, but if you cut a star in the middle, you should get a similar effect.
And yes, cutting the doily will cause it to unravel in places. Since this is for decorative purposes only and not meant to be handled a lot, it shouldn’t get to the point where it’s a problem. And this is for Halloween, so it’s meant to look a little worn around the edges. 😉
Paint a thin coat of Mod Podge around the vase at the bottom of the neck and fit the doily over the top.
Cut the skull to fit the frame and glue onto the back of the frame using a little hot glue.
Glue ribbon, beads, or whatever else you like to decorate and finish off with the framed skull. Spooky! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it gets your creative juices flowing for Halloween! If you have any thoughts or questions, please leave them in the comments section below!
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Love it so cute.
Thank you Dianne! 🙂
Oh gosh! This is so neat! 🙂
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Thank you so much Jess! And as always, thank you for hosting! 🙂
Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop
You’re welcome Betty! 🙂 And thank you for hosting the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop!
Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction says
I love weekends with nothing planned & I also love dollar store makeovers! Yours is great! Thank you for @Vintage Charm!
You’re welcome Cecilia! 🙂 And thank you for hosting Vintage Charm!