Pretty, Cheap and Easy To Do – DIY Home Decorations

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a fun weekend!  I spent mine working on a new piece of furniture (coming Wednesday) and making these cute little wall vases for my living room!  Here is how they turned out…

These are SO EASY and cheap to make!

Let’s get started!

You will need a 2x8x8 pine board.  One board is $7 and will make 6 of these vases.

For each vase you will cut a piece of wood 16″.

My first step was staining my boards with one of my favorite stains…

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut

This stuff dries in an hour and it only requires one coat… Woohoo!

Once that was dry I rubbed some Vaseline on the corners and a few other spots and then gave each board 1 coat of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint in Heirloom White.

After letting that dry, I used my very favorite sander to distress the paint.  You can use a hand sanding block, but this bad boy is so much easier!  You will love it!

Ryobi Corner Cat Finish Sander

Next I added my hardware!  I found these at Lowe’s in the lumber section.

I also used some Target brand coffee bottles to hold my flowers.  You can also use Starbuck’s brand, but I like how these are round.

I just used wood screws to attach it to my board like this!

That’s it!  I told you it was easy!!

I filled mine with some stems I found at Target that I LOVE.  Michael’s has pretty ones like this too, but you can usually only find them in the fall.

I used some sawtooth hangers to hang mine on each side of my LOVE sign and I was done!

What do you think??