DIY Lace Vase with Heart

Hope you all had a good weekend! I thought I’d start this week off with a fun DIY project… For over a year now, Liz’s dried up bridal bouquet has just been sitting on a shelf in our office.

This weekend, she finally decided to give it a better place to rest by making a fun lace-covered vase for it. The project wasn’t too difficult — she just used a clear vase from our local craft store (at less than $2), some leftover lace fabric from a wedding-related project (I’ll have to share this other project with you sometime soon)…

And of course some Mod Podge!

Liz started by cutting the lace to fit the circumference of the vase. She left a couple of inches of excess lace at the bottom so that it could be folded over at the end. The lace she used happened to have a nice scalloped edge to begin, so she thought that would look nice at the top of the vase, without having to also fold the top part of the fabric over the edge of the vase.

After cutting the lace fabric, Liz applied a layer of Mod Podge directly on the vase, followed by the lace. She only worked on small sections of the vase at a time, letting the Mod Podge dry in between sections (mostly because she was worried the lace wouldn’t go on straight).

Liz let the vase fully dry before applying one more layer of Mod Podge on top of the lace.

Once that was all dried, it was time to start working on the bottom of the vase… Liz thought it would be sweet to have a little heart cutout on the bottom. Even though no one could see the heart at first glance, it’s all about the details, right?! She drew a heart shape on a piece of paper and attached it to the bottom of the vase using double-sided tape.

She then cut the excess lace into approximately one-inch strips so that it would fold over onto the bottom of the vase a bit easier…

She started at one end of the vase and folded each strip of lace onto the bottom of the base, working her way clockwise around the vase — making sure that the lace lay flat as she went around. Once all of the strips were flat, she used a Sharpie marker to trace the outline of the heart onto the folded lace.

She then cut the excess of the paper heart away (keeping it taped down to the bottom of the vase so it didn’t shift).

And then cut the excess of the lace heart away using the Sharpie tracing as a guide…

Once the lace was cut, she applied a layer of Mod Podge to the bottom of the vase and started attaching the lace strips, again working her way clockwise around the vase.

She then removed the paper heart, let the first layer of Mod Podge dry, and then applied a second layer of Mod Podge on top of the lace. Turned out great if you ask me!

Right now we have a fresh flower…

But once this goes bad, we’ll be using this sweet vase for Liz’s dried bridal bouquet :)

Hope you have a good evening!

-Charlie

P.S. I’ll be linking this post to my friends’ blogs listed below — be sure to check out their link parties (also listed in the Links section on my right sidebar)!

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39 thoughts on “DIY Lace Vase with Heart

  1. I love this, I am pinning it and next time I need to make a thank you or something for a friend I am using this. I am visiting from Not Just a Housewife. Love for you to come visit our blog, shaffer-sisters.blogspot.com

  2. Oh my gosh! First, I came over from My Romantic Home bc I LOVE your lace vases….but then I noticed right away that you have a Schnoodle!! You should stop by Shabby Sweet Tea and go down a few posts to “Hello Monday”…you’ll see my two Schnoodle boys!!! I also have a Schnoodle Boy tag under my categories…they are very bad…but so stinkin’ cute. My George looks a little bit like your sweet one.

  3. Love this idea! And the heart detail at the bottom was worth the effort! Yes, it is all about the details. It is a beautiful vase for her bridal bouquet.

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