Tuesday, November 6

DIY Chevron Vases

I have a really great DIY for y'all! This is definitely my favorite project to date, and since I've finished, I can't help but just sit and stare at my beautiful new fireplace and mantle! Here's how to make a chevron vase.

-Vase (I found these beautiful white vases at Pier 1 on sale for $15 each)
-Paint of your choice (I used Martha Stewart craft paint and LOVED it)
-Blue paint tape (I used Martha Stewart's and loved it, too!)
-Gloss finish spray paint (Martha Stewart)
-Graph paper, pen, ruler

I created a pattern using copy paper (I was too lazy to go out and get graph paper, but it would be a lot easier if you did :)  Draw lines horizontally and vertically 1" apart. Then, draw diagonal lines in 2 rows of squares, and cut it out.

Tape your pattern near the top of the vase, and place small strips of painters tape along the pattern, and make sure to press down on the edges as much as possible! 

For my vase, the diameter changes so I couldn't use the pattern for the whole thing. Instead, I used it at the top to get it started and then just did the rest by eye-balling it. Next step, paint! I did 2 coats and that was plenty. 

I painted all of the first coat, and then for the second coat, I did a few lines at a time and then took the tape off. Make sure to remove the tape when the paint is still wet, it comes off a lot easier!

Last step, spray a glossy finish on it to seal it all in!
Diego admiring my new work of art :)
For the rest of the mantle, I found this wreath at Target, ripped out the green leaves and spray painted it white, and found a beautiful frame from Michael's for half off! 

I picked up some pretty fillers from Michael's for the vases and VOILA! A beautiful new mantle that I can't stop staring at!

I'm linking up with Stephanie and Katie! I got my inspiration from this pin. She bought the vase at Kirkland's but they are all long gone, so I decided to recreate the vase myself :)


J and A said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG!!! I love it all. The vases are awesome!!! That wreath is amazing too. I love spray paint, ha ha. But seriously great idea!!

sburton1130 said... Best Blogger Tips

This. Looks. So. Good.
I love the chevron! It's my favorite!

Allison said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie this looks AMAZING! I love what you did with that space...I was wondering what you'd do and it's perfect!! I need some chevron vases in my life.

Jess said... Best Blogger Tips

super cute!!

Alex Byer said... Best Blogger Tips

So gorgeous and so easy! Love these vases!

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks absolutely AMAZING!! Love what you did with the wreath!!

Amanda C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I have seen that wreath at Target but I didn't even recognize it painted. Love how the mantel turned out.

Linnea said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so great! Awesome job, I never would have thought to spray paint the wreath if I didn't like the colors.

Christy said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous! I have trouble putting stuff together like that. I just don't have a good vision of what I like. Even if I find a picture of something, I have a hard time figuring out how to recreate something similar. Hopefully it's something I can get better at when I have more time to devote to it. We'll see...after graduate school! ha!

Michaela said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks great! And of course chevron...can't go wrong :)

Quincee said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW! That is so cute. I love everything about your mantle. Nice job! I'm a new follower from the link-up!

Miranda said... Best Blogger Tips

love this!! and great tutorial...i think i could do something like this now. beautiful mantel!! i seriously don't have the cleverness to think about buying something else and spray painting it--i'm lame.

Carolyn said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! SO CUTE! Seriously... obsessed. :) New follower - found you through the linkup!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable! They turned out really really cute and I love that wreath too...such a good idea to do it white!

Thank you for linking up with us :)

Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

They look great

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it, so pretty!!! You did an amazing job!

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

Get out! Both the vases and the wreath look AWESOME! And props to you for having the patience to tape off the chevron design...I would have given up at row 2 lol.

PS-so sorry I'm just now commenting...life has been CRAY these past few days!! Thanks so much for linking up with us!!

erica said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Your mantle looks absolutely gorgeous. I wish that I had one in my house I could decorate. Love the vases you made! xx

Kasey Lynne said... Best Blogger Tips

Okay...you can come decorate my house now ;D

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm dying over these! Julie...they are gorgeous. And so is your new place! how is the settling in going?

Katie {katie lately} said... Best Blogger Tips

JULIE!!! You are amazing girl!!!! So creative, I would have left it at white vases and a wreath with leaves but you seriously cranked it up a notch!

Lexilooo said... Best Blogger Tips

Love all of this, the vases and the wreath in the frame! Looks perfect!

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kaydubya said... Best Blogger Tips

I would never have the patience to do a project like this, but it is soooo beautiful I just may try it! I would be the lazy girl that just did stripes or something, ha!

The Yarbrough's said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty!!! I love everything chevron. I came across your blog thru Kelly's Korner. :0)

{Stacey @ theyarbroughsblog.blogspot.com}

Becky {This Is Happiness} said... Best Blogger Tips

Over from Kelly's link and absolutely love these! I love chevron and aqua! You did an amazing job :)

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Beautiful! I love the whole look!

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