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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WIMW: Dandy Poufs and Painted Vases

This week's "What-I-Made Wednesday" features even more office decor. One of these days, I'll be done decorating my new office...probably right before we move!


This WIMW also combines two Pinterest finds into one. The first are these super cute yarn pom dandelions. The second Pinterest find are these gorgeous painted vases.

I found a bunch of vases at the thrift store ranging from .25 cents to $1 buck.


I also chose to mix blue + pink for the largest vase. I love the cotton candy look!




I made the white dandelions super tight. But then I made larger, fluffier versions with a multi-colored yarn.




Have you tried either of these projects, yet?

Don't forget, you can share what you've made recently by posting a pic/link on my Facebook page for What I Made Wednesday.

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29 comments:

  1. The vases are lovely..such great colors!

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  2. thank you! I love staring at them all day :)

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  3. I loved this idea! I'm thinking of betting some vases, panting them like this, and then using a "book" shelf tutorial I pinned recently as some focal art in our living room.

    http://www.pinterest.com/lotusbathbody

    Thanks for posting!
    Tiffany

    http://www.bathbodyandbeauty.com
    Becoming naturally beautiful one article at a time...

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  4. what kind of paint did you use for the vases. I see that you painted from the inside so it has to be waterproof. Love the look, would like to know more. victoria

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  5. I just used acrylic paint cuz I won't be using water or real flowers :)

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  6. so cute! this may be a dumb question, but did you use a paint brush? or...?

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  7. I just poured it in and swirled it around slowly. WHen it got up to the opening, I used a sponge brush to help smooth it out :)

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  8. Depends in the size of the vase. I started with about the size of two quarter and slowly turned it while it coated the inside. For the largest vase it was about 4 tablespoons of each color. Any extra amount, I just poured into the next vase :)

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  9. Loved your idea, I tried this but one coat didn't work well. I has to do three coats letting it dry after each Cora. Very pretty, thank u

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  10. This is really really beautiful!! I love the peach! I found your post via http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2012/04/grandmothers-vases.html

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    1. thanks so much for letting me know about the link!

      The peach and mint green are my faves!

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  11. amazing one!i am just curius what kind of paint did you use for vase?

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  12. OO love these! Glad you posted them to the etsy team.

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  13. I loved your pictures and the colors you used so I used your post as my "craft of the day" on my facebook page. Great job!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brushes-and-Thread/231012056980834

    brushesandthread.wordpress.com

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  14. Love the vases but how do I make dandelion pom poms

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    1. there are tutorials all over the web, but this youtube video is pretty easy to learn from

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqH9tZTWZDA

      I just snipped mine real tight so they weren't as fluffy :)

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  15. I did this project, but with mason jars. I did three different kinds. The first was just straight paint. The second was a little tiny bit of paint mixed with modge podge. The third was modge podge + food coloring to give it a clear sea glass effect. They all turned out lovely. But, just a note to everyone doing this, DO NOT PUT WATER IN THE VASE!!! It caused my paint to peel and crack. The ones with modge podge changed color and the paint cracked a bit, but once I removed the water they were salvagable. The one with straight paint is a write off.
    Pretty project otherwise!

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  16. These are wonderful. And a great tip for our budgeting brides. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love this - your vases are so beautiful! This project was an inspiration for something similar I did with an old pasta sauce jar. I blogged about it (and mentioned this post, I hope that's ok!) here:

    http://creativelyinclinedways.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/re-cycled-jar-project.html

    Thanks!
    Amy @ Creatively Inclined

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  18. I think it would also be cute to get 3 vases in different shapes and heights and paint them; get 3 small clear saucers and paint them on the bottom side to match the vases; then, glue the painted saucers on top of the painted vases and use them for candle holders. (You would probably have to clear coat the painted saucers with something to make the paint stay on when you clean them.)

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  19. These are so cute! I just saw pictures of jars done the same way...I will definitely be trying this :)

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  20. What type of paint is best to use ??

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    1. Hello, I used an acrylic paint and it worked just fine :)

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