A lot has been changing at The Party Girl in the last year or so. We finished school and started our careers as event planners, and Fernanda’s gotten engaged, and I bought a house. I’ve been putting more focus into the Shop to bring you more of what you want – easy products that make every party Pinterest-worthy. And now that I’m settling into career life, I’m focusing back on the blog, and that means some spring cleaning.
Going through the posts from when we first started is bittersweet. It’s fun to see how it all started, but also sort of embarrassing because yikes. That photography. That horrible text over photos. That apartment lighting.
I thought it would be fun before I dive into Mother’s Day ideas to choose two of my favourite posts from the past and revisit them. First up is this sweet footed vase I made to brighten up the aforementioned apartment. It’s perfect for holding some pretty spring blooms, but it’s perfectly timed because it would make a great DIY gift for mom.
Here’s how you make this painted glass vase:
First, you’ll need a glass vase, some glass paint, and wooden footings. I got my vase from the dollar store, and the paint and footings at Michaels. If you don’t plan on washing your vase extensively (I just give it a good rinse on the outside now and then) I would say regular paint would work fine too – the glass paint was a little difficult.
You can block off your design using washi tape, or freehand it. For more precise lines, you could use etching paper to get a stencil of your design, but it looks sweeter when it’s a little imperfect. Use a hot glue gun to adhere your footings to the bottom of your vase, and that’s it.
It’s a super easy project, but very inexpensive and it adds a lot of charm to an otherwise ordinary vase.
I made this project almost two years ago, but I still use it all the time in my living room and it’s just as cheerful now as it was then!