Oh Monday, you beast….here already!?! We had such a great weekend celebrating the season and soaking up all the festiveness (my full Christmas house tour is up tomorrow!), that it’s even harder to return to the real world today. I hope yours was equally lovely!
I’ve found that when life gets particularly hairy, it does my soul good to stop for just a little bit, and reconnect with my creative side. That usually entails getting a little messy, and getting my craft on. This weekend I whipped up some simple vases that would make a perfect gift.
As seems to be the case lately, I was inspired by something fun I discovered on the Furbish website (like this project and this one). These Stoneware Squiggle Vases are sold out, but there was just something about them I loved…so I created them myself in a simple and quick project afternoon.
I’ve shown you guys this product before, in this chest makeover…the great thing is it sticks to absolutely anything, with no sanding or priming. Normally I might be tempted to spraypaint glass vases, but I wanted the matte finish this paint gives, plus this time of year isn’t conducive to outside spraying!
The paint dries quickly, so I was done with two coats in no time at all. It also washes off with soap and water, so you don’t have to be overly careful when painting inside.
Once they were fully dry, I just loosely scribbled squiggly lines using the fabric paint. The small tip made it easy to control where I wanted it. #twss
I love the abstract shape and pop of blue and white, and the texture of the paint imitates stoneware. And how about my $8 orchid from Home Depot!?! Both the vases and the orchid would be great gifts, don’t you think?
Did you know I have an entire gallery of Simple DIY Gifts? Some of my favorites…
Some of you may be past the DIY at this stage of the game, so I rounded up some easy gifts that are suitable for just about any of the ladies on your list. Santa, feel free to bring any of these to me!
Enter here, and good luck, lovebugs!