Pretty Winter Vase
I just recently found out about the Dollar Tree Value Seeker's Club through a friend’s blog. She had done the cutest craft that she found on there.
After my Christmas decorations came down, I knew I wanted to make something to make my house look pretty for the rest of the winter. The Dollar Tree Value Seeker's Club was the perfect place to look! The free club has new ideas every month that you can print and take with you to the Dollar Tree as a shopping list. They had some great ideas for January, so I was really excited to have the opportunity to create one of their projects as part of a sponsored campaign.
I decided to make a pretty winter vase. I figured it wouldn’t be too hard, and I knew I could find some fillers for it out of my backyard. I headed to Dollar Tree and found this vase that was a nice shape, brought it home, and got to work using the instructions on the Dollar Tree Value Seeker's Club website.
I was so excited that this project went so quickly and easily – I am the queen of finding ways to mess things up and make them take forever! And all I needed was my vase, white paint, white glue, and Epsom salts. I painted the vase white,
let it dry (sort of – I’m a little impatient), then coated it with glue
and applied the Epsom salts. So easy, but pretty! The only thing I did differently from the instructions on the website was instead of rolling the vase in the Epsom salt, I ended up sprinkling it on after I applied the glue. I found that rolling the vase in the salt was scratching the paint off of it. That may have been because I was too impatient to let it dry well enough. But sprinkling it on went very fast, and I had complete control over getting it exactly where I wanted it, so I was fine with doing it that way.
I am so happy with how this project turned out, and I’m enjoying having my house a little less dreary for the rest of the winter.
Be sure to sign up for the Dollar Tree Value Seeker's Club for access to the instructions for this project and lots more like it! I already bought the supplies for another easy decoration that I plan to make for my bedroom.
What project do you think you would like to try first?