DIY Lace-Covered Vases

Vase

When I started planning our wedding oh-so many moons ago, one thing that was really important to me, was including elements that I had a hand in creating. I think DIY projects for weddings are a simple way to showcase your creativity, impress your guests and save money (in most cases, not all - believe me some thing are just pricey to make or are worth paying the extra money to have someone do it for you!) And of course if your groom is feeling up to it, DIY projects are a great way to do something wedding-related together.

Since I didn't want to spend a fortune on florals yet I would like our tablescapes to feel romantic, warm and somewhat lush, I thought lace-covered vases would be the perfect solution. Our table linens will be ivory with a faint damask pattern embossed in the fabric. Our centerpieces will be a cluster of two varrying height vases of pale pink, ivory and light green hued blooms (hydrangeas, spray roses, vandella roses, lisianthus, and what have you).

Supplies

For supplies, I used 3M Spray Adhesive, scissors, black and ivory lace, slate gray ribbon and a selection of glass vases found at the Dollar Store; yet another fabulous way to cut back costs. Once you measure how much lace you'll need to go around the vase, you can measure that times the number of vases you'll wrap. Put aside the precut pieces to be glued.

Vase step by step

For the first vase, Apb and I sprayed the entire outside of the vase in glue and then attached one full length of one end of lace in place. Then as he rotated the vase, I stretched and pulled the lace around, fastening it where the other end started.

Tada!

Making Vases

I loved how the finished vases looked when I threw in the fresh ivory roses I salvaged from this past weekend's wedding. Yet, the black was almost too stark for my liking and didn't quite fit in with my big-day vision. So, as bored as APB must have been - bless his heart - we got creative and did this...

My Happy Groom

and I have to say, I love them! Not only did I love working on these together with Apb (he is so handsome!) but I truly think these vases will look so darling on our tables surrounded by candlelight, tasty food, some great wine and of course our closest friends and family). The spray was $18.00 (the most expensive brand at the store but I wanted a good spray), the lace that covered 90% of the vases was $14.00 from Fabricland, and the vases from the Dollar Store were $2.00 each for 18 vases. Surely not the cheapest DIY project but one that I think, is worth every single penny!

Mugs

41 Lovely Comments:

Closet full of hopes and dreams said...

First I looooove your new header! You've got the sweetest taste. Secondly, I am gonna have to try this project. It looks so pretty! I have two candleholders in this style, but the lace is printed on them. I've had them for years, they were a gift from a friend and I love them! But now I will make my own version. Great tip!

Kerry said...

What an exceptional job you've both done and so lovely that you've created something together. I think that they are incredible value for money. Are you going to let people take them home as a reminder of your day?

Rhianne said...

I am totally inspired, these are gorgeous, what a wonderful idea and a great way to add your own personal touch to it.

McCarthy Designs said...

Your vases look so lovely! What a great idea, they look elegant and pretty! So beautiful and how wonderful that you both worked on them together! xx

apparentlyjessy said...

Hey Rhiannon,
Thank you so much for your sweet words! I miss you too, and I promise I'll be visiting more often, I realised I was no longer following you properly after your blog name change so now I have fixed that!
Hope you are well, your wedding planning looks in full swing, I love these DIY vases, particularly the white ones, gorgeous!
xox

lenoralee said...

wonderful!!! i agree that the full lace coverage was a bit much. nicely done!!!

passport in my pocket said...

Rhiannon, these came out so lovely! What a great job you all did. Fabulous taste :)

Melanie said...

GORGEOUS and BRILLIANT are two words that come to mind. I'm totally copying this when I get married. Whether it goes with my theme or not, I will have lace covered flower vases.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

g e o r g i a said...

How lovely! Your wedding is going to be beautiful!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

What a great DIY, I totally need to do this!

Meg said...

Looks lovely, my love!!! Wonderful job!! :) I can't wait to see it all come together... it will be dreamy ;)

www.meg-land.blogspot.com

its simple love said...

I was wondering where those mugs were from! I've seen them around and I adore them. They go so well with your handmade lace vases. Those are gorgeous! I love that touch to your wedding. Nicely done.

Rachael

Wendy said...

These are beautiful R! And what a great man you have to help you with them. Simple and pretty!

forget.me.knot.weddings said...

This is exactly what my friend is doing for her wedding and a few us got together to create these!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

STUNNING, absolutely fabulous, I am a bit jealous ;) and love the anthr mugs, every time I go I look, I look and look but never end up getting them, I HAVE TO! Love it honestly!
aaaand, the new header is terrific!!!

Scientific Housewife said...

Wow, those look great! What an idea :)

Becca said...

Pretty, you creative genius!
When is your wedding?

Ashley said...

#1 I love the new look on the blog! Love love love :-)
#2 I love the white lace with the classy gray ribbon wrapped in the middle
#3 very creative!
#4 arts and crafts with Apb - what more could you ask for?
#5 gorgeous tablescapes friend!

thenextarrow said...

so cool! thanks for sharing :)

xo Alison

Sarah loves it all said...

It turned out so beautiful!! AND with the Anthro mugs...to die for!! I too love your new header. You are a real life inspiration!

Jesse said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Job well done girl (and guy)! hehe! On my to do list!

Bridget said...

thats really cool.

Fee-AMore said...

So this was what you guys been busy over the weekend? How fantastic. I totally heart DIY and i think they are a great thing to work on for wedding, personally. It really go on to add more intimate touches to it.

It is even more wonderful to do some of it with the other half! APB's awesome! These sure looked awesome!

Love your awesome LOVE mugs and your new header! It was fun catching up with you for a while just now. Talk again. XO

I BLEED PINK said...

I love this idea. I think I like the white the best, its looks so vintage.

So, this is a slight glimpse into the big day....getting super excited!

I BLEED PINK said...

Also, I thought it was kind of funny all the warnings on the spray glue...LOL!!

Wild and Precious said...

beautiful & classic. love it!

also loving your new blog design! you rock girl!

Kristin said...

I think...WOW. So gorgeous lady. I can't wait to see pics of this affair all put together!

Cole said...

Such a great idea! lovely blog you have. Can't wait to read more.
nicole visiting from
http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

{Cara} said...

I am going to send this great ideas over to my friend for some "centerpiece inspiration"

Miss Southern Prep said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

What a great idea! Those vases are so romantic, I love them!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

beautiful!!! nice work, I wish I could do that, I know you say it's easy but it looks hard

Shelley Ann said...

thats adorable! the lace adds so much, but its so simple!

clearlytangled said...

beautiful! there is nothing better than a great DIY project for your wedding. in fact, the real reason i wanted to have a wedding was just to have another excuse to make things! otherwise, i would have been happy to just elope.

Liz said...

what a lovely diy project rhi.

they look divine. and i can't wait to see photos from your big day. it is gonna be absolutely stunning from what i can tell.

*-* oxox

Slamdunk said...

Very creative idea in including your own creations. If I had done that I am not sure what unique item I would have included in my own wedding--since I lack artistic ability it would likely have been scary.

Glad you don't have that problem.

Angela said...

So beautiful!! I can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful wedding <3 Your photographer will be very lucky to have such good looking subjects ;)

Oh, and have you taken engagement pictures? If they've been posted, it must have been before my time... If I did miss them, could I get a link sent to me? :)

Sorry for the comment overload today! Just had so much fun getting caught up on your lovely blog! <3

Laura said...

I am OH so in love with this project! I saw your wedding on StyleMePretty. Everything was beautiful. What flowers were used in the lace centerpieces on your wedding day? I know it was a mix of flowers, but do remember what kind? The centerpieces were just beautiful.

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Hi Laura! Thanks for the sweet comment :)

Our centerpiece flowers were:

• purple stock
• ivory garden and Vandela roses
• pale pink lisianthus
• green bells of ireland

:) Hope this helps you out! I think there were a few cream/pale yellow roses in there as well!

Jess Amato said...

I love the lace you used!! Where did you get it from? I can't find any I like!

Elaine said...

wow...amazing :)...it looks so cute!

Felecia- Tampa Photographer said...

I LOVE this!! It really adds a little sexy to the table ;) I want to do this for my vases at home!! Thanks for the great DIY!!