Hope you had a great weekend! Mine went by in a flash. I had the inaugural session of “crafts and cocktails” with a dear friend, accompanied my daughter to a birthday party, had a double date, did a ton of laundry, suffered through the Super Bowl, and bought myself some flowers!
I don’t usually buy myself flowers, but some hydrangeas from Trader Joe’s were too beautiful to pass up. With the awful weather we’ve been having here, I thought I could spend $6 for a little pick-me-up.
And . . . I had the perfect Valentine’s Day vase to put them in – a vase made from a leftover Folgers coffee canister!
- Folgers coffee canister
- Burlap ribbon (mine was just under 6″ wide, and it was almost the perfect height for the canister), or fabric
- Hot glue gun
- Multi-surface acrylic paint
- Painters tape
- Pouncer or paint brush
- Decorative accents of your choice (I used felt heart stickers and bakers twine)
- Paint around the top of the Folgers canister unless you want the red of the container to peek through where your burlap (or fabric) doesn’t cover. Then, cut your burlap (or fabric) to size and hot glue it to the Folgers canister.
- Mark out your design with painters tape. I kept mine really simple because I knew I’d be adding other decorative elements, but you could get as elaborate as you want.
- Apply your paint. I recommend using a pouncer (the brush pictured below), for this type of paint application.
- Once the paint is almost dry, remove your painters tape.
- Add any other decorative elements you like! I chose felt heart stickers and bakers twine since Valentine’s Day is coming up. The stickers are easily removable, however, so I can switch up the look of this vase anytime I want.
- Add flowers and enjoy!
So easy, right?!?