Saturday, April 6, 2013

DIY Chevron Vase

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I've been working on our Master Bedroom.  A much ignored room for too long!  I've been wanting a navy blue chevron vase, like this one:

Problem #1, it's $65.  Problem #2, it's too small.  I needed something a little bigger for our dresser.

So, I decided to DIY it!  And I'm so glad I did!




DIY Chevron Vase


Supplies needed

Blank white vase (I found mine at Pier 1)
Vinyl cut in chevron pattern (.svg file found below!)
Acrylic craft paint
Foam Brush
Clear Acrylic Sealant





I started out with two vases.  I love the boxy one!  They were both on clearance, so this was even cheaper than I expected.  Always a plus!




I then used my trusty Cricut to cut out a basic chevron pattern. 
  (You can do this without a cricut.  Instructions here)





I carefully peeled off the chevron, and applied it to my vase.




Because my vase was larger at the top than the bottom, I had to "fold" the vinyl over in a few spots to make the pattern line up right.







Next, it was time to paint!

I used basic craft paint; Martha Stewart brand.

   


I then peeled off the vinyl, while the paint was still wet....this is important!  If you let the paint dry, the vinyl will take the paint off with it.


I then gave it a few coats of sealant. 




And, my finished vase.  Ta da!





It fits the corner of my dresser perfectly.





Totally lovin' the hand painted look.




A super easy project.  Only took about 40 minutes, start to finish!



And my little square vase?  It ended up on my table, giving the perfect punch of pattern!


I used the same process on the square vase.  Super easy.








& here





(.svg chevron file for your cricut or silhouette!)

25 comments:

  1. They both look awesome! I love a good DIY! I found you at I Heart Nap Time-- thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  2. Love this vase! If I saw it in a store I would totally grab it! If you're linking up this weekend, I'd love if you showed off your vase at All Things Pretty http://sparklesandastove.com/all-things-pretty-thursday-2/

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  3. Awesome updates! Found you at Think Pink Sunday and really enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love this! Your vases turned out awesome! My wonderful friend Heather & I started a linky party & I would love to have you come link up! > http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2013/04/circle-of-faith-link-party-1.html Hope to see you there!

    -Kayla :)

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  5. Great job! Love them both. I like the color, too!

    I'm visiting you today from Flamingo Toes. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

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  6. I love this idea!! I'll have to try this once we start the decorating process!

    I'm visiting you from Flamingo Toes! I hope you come visit and share this link in my linky party!!
    Abbi
    seasonofahomemaker.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi, I saw your link at Tatertots & Jello - I LOVE your vase! Nice job! :)

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  8. Such fun and easy way to dress up a boring vase! Love it.I'd love for you to share over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. It opens ever Saturday morning. Leigh Anne
    http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-11/

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  9. Your vases look AMAZING! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Six Sisters :)

    RamblingReed.blogspot.com

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  10. I am SOOO in love with this! I am such a navy and white lover and CHEVRON! I am so excited about the SVG files too! I am super inspired! Thank you so much! ~Cheryl

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  11. This is so pretty! Chevron is my favourite. I would love for you to come and share this over at our link party!

    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/04/much-ado-about-monday-no-4.html

    Hope to see you there,
    Jamie
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  12. Thanks for linking up at All Things Pretty! Tweeted your awesome vase!

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  13. These turned out great! http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hi Sarah! I saw your awesome vases featured at 504 Main. They both turned out great - I love that you DIYed your own version. That's my favorite thing to do!

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  15. Hi Sarah! We are so glad that you linked up with us at Much Ado About Monday this week. Your chevron vase is actually one of our Friday Featured links! So, please, stop on by and grab our "I've Been Featured" button! :)

    We hope to see you again on Monday with some more awesome projects!

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  16. I love chevron and I love this project!! I featured you today on my Kick-Off Friday Post!!

    http://craftivitydesigns.blogspot.com/2013/04/kick-off-friday.html

    Have a great weekend!

    Erica

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  17. Just wanted to stop by & let you know that I will be featuring you today at the circle of faith link party! it opens at 6 pm tonight & you can grab a featured button from my "link party buttons" page. > http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/ Hope your having a wonderful Saturday! :),

    -Kayla :)

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  18. These vases are so nice! I would love it if you dropped by and linked this up at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life http://www.ajennuinelife.com/2013/04/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-15.html

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  19. I love how those patterns worked out so well for you and they look great together. I have a Silhouette. It's okay. Wondering if I should have bought the Cricut instead. Do you know if their vinyls are inter-changeable? I've always wondered. Thanks for linking up.
    p

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  20. What pattern/cartridge did you use for the cricut to cut the chevron?

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  21. What pattern or cartridge did you use to create the chevron cut with your cricut?

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  22. SO pretty! Money saver too! I must attempt myself.

    Kylie

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