Make a beaded fall vase (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

Why pay high prices for designer vases when you can DIY one for so much less?  This one was designed by Pattie from I Love To Create, whose clever use of seed beads made it go from plain to posh in a few steps that are easier than you might expect.  Using the same technique, any combination of colors and basic shapes could be used to tweak this project for other holidays or occasions as well: a small vase with pink or blue dots could hold silverware at a baby shower; simple silver and blue snowflakes would make a nice addition to a winter or Christmas tablescape; pink and red hearts would make it perfect for holding a Valentine’s Day bouquet.  And they are inexpensive enough to create that you can afford to make all of the above – and more – for less than the cost of a single designer vase – cha-ching!  [how to make a beaded fall vase]

Project estimate:

  • Vase, $1
  • Seed beads, on hand or $1 and up
  • Jewelry glue, on hand or about $5
  • Paper, on hand
  • Circle template, free
  • Masking tape, on hand or $1 and up
  • Ribbon (optional), on hand or $1
  • Silk leaves (optional), $1

Total:  $1 and up

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