Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Unique Laser Designs Vase Accents

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited to share this project with y'all.  It's my turn to make a project at Unique Laser Designs so I made these vase accents using ULD's wood pieces.


My vases started out like this.  I bought them each for 50 cents at a garage sale.  (Score!)  You can use a wine bottle, different shaped vases, whatever you have on hand that needs a little love.  These are both.  

I covered one with jute.  I bought a big spool of it at my big box craft store.  On the lighter colored vase I used butchers twine.  For the jute one I started off with a hot glue gun.  Do use caution with a hot glue gun!  Then I would use a general craft glue.  I alternated between the 2.  For the other vase I used less hot glue gun and more general craft glue.  It's a bit time intensive but the reward is so worth it.   



When I figured out I wanted to make jute covered vases, I knew they would need something more.  When I saw this heart and key I knew it would be perfect.  I used silver embossing powder on the key.  For the heart I just diluted some red brick distress ink and painted it on.  I love the decoration on the heart and didn't want to hide it.  


And here is a close up of the gears accent.  I love these gears (can you tell?)  I used copper, platinum, and gold embossing powders on the gears.  I glued them together with Fabri-Tac glue by Beacon.  


Here is each vase separately.  These accents are so cool because you can change them out.  So when you see a new design at Unique Laser Designs you can get it and know exactly where you will put it!  :)




Sometimes I have a hard time knowing how big something is online.  So these vases are about 7 and half inches tall.



Ok-now let me tell you that I do not have strong floral skills.  LOL!  This extends into the garden also, but that is a story for a different day.  

But I did want to show the vase holding flowers-just so you know it works.  :)


I am linking up these vases to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #7 Ribbon, Lace, and Twine Oh My!  The Challenge is to use ribbon, lace, twine, yarn, etc on your project.  I used jute and butcher's twine.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...what will you make with your Unique Laser Design pieces?  :)




12 comments:

Annette Allen said...

WHAT.... those are awesome.. so clever.. I LOVE THEM

Donna Idlet said...

Wow, what a transformation. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwww!! These are just amazing!!! I loveeeeeeee them! Pinning!!!!!!!

lost coast scrapper said...

Wowza..great entry for the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love how these turned out! How creative you are! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love a good upcycled project, and these vases are totally cool! So much wonderful texture...and Ilove the metallic embossing on those gears! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #7!

Christy Butters said...

Absolutely love the up cycling. These are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Gloria Stengel said...

You are the most clever person! I love these vases. I have a soft spot for twines of all types! Love the finished projects! Thanks for playing along at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Tammi said...

what an awesome creation! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!

Pammejo said...

wonderful idea, love the vases. Thanks for sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Jo said...

fabulous use of twine and jute!!!

Lisa H said...

GREAT use of fiber for the challenge!