Happy Sunday, everyone! Today I have another super easy project up my sleeve for you: a beautiful DIY stone vase. In case you forgot, my first one was this stunning eucalyptus wreath

I have been on the hunt for one of these vases for quite a while now. I am not overly willing to spend $100+ on one plus shipping plus duties, plus, plus, plus…

The desire for this vase started because we needed to fill some space in our dining room. I used to have three small aloe plants sitting on the table with the notion that we’d be getting a dining room light soon.

McGregor and I have picked out the exact fixtures we want. We need two of them, and unfortunately for us, they are individually costly… combined they are ridiculously expensive. They are obviously gorgeous. We have been furnishing our house little by little, and these light fixtures will remain on the list for the time being… The list is thankfully getting smaller staying the same (with all of the “would be nice to have” items we keep adding).

In the interim, I needed something big and bold on the table to take up more space than the aloe plants I had on there before. As I believe this is a temporary measure in our space, I needed something affordable. Enter this gigantic vase with a massive branch arrangement.

Signed Samantha's DIY stone vase is pictured on top of her dining room table which is a wood table with a runner on it. There are many large branches coming of the stone vase. In the background is Samantha's living room.

Original Vase

Okay, so in my excitement to DIY this old vase into a fabulous new stone vase, I forgot to take a picture of what the original looked like. So I apologize for the horrendous image – it is a screenshot from my video. We are working with what we got here. 

At the very least, you get a little bit of a feel for it. I went to the Salvation Army and searched the home section high and low. I originally had a beautifully shaped red vase in my hand. 

As I was walking out, I saw this stunner of a vase just sitting there with some dried florals arranged it in. Naturally, I swapped out the dried florals and put them into the red vase, and off I went with my new white vase for $14.00. 

WIN.

Signed Samantha's DIY stone vase is pictured, up close so you can see the texture of the light stone look she achieved.

The Completed DIY Stone Vase

I chose a white vase for a few reasons –

1. I love the shape of it

2. I didn’t want to do a zillion coats of spray paint if I didn’t have to, so white vase won!

Pro-tip: if the option is available to you to select a vase with a base color that isn’t too insane and that you can live with, you will save just over $10 on spray paint and some time.

I am beyond happy with the way this turned out. The color, the texture, the shape of the vase itself. So much satisfaction!

It was initially almost too easy of a project for me to feel satisfied with it. Then I decided to embrace the simplicity since simplicity is not something 2019 or now 2020 has given us…

You’ll find me admiring my simple, gorgeous vase on the daily. Here’s how you can make your own:

Signed Samantha's plain white glossy vase pre-doing her DIY Stone vase.
Signed Samantha's DIY stone vase is pictured on top of her dining room table which is a wood table with a runner on it. There are many large branches coming of the stone vase. In the background is Samantha's living room.

How to Make a DIY Stone Vase

Materials 

+ Vase of your choice 

+ Coarse sandpaper (if your vase is glossy)

Spray paints for:

+ Base coat if your vase isn’t the colour you want it to be (I originally bought white spray paint just in case but didn’t end up needed it as the base was white)

+ Stone spray paint (I selected Charcoal Sand – but there are darker, or tan colours)

+ I also contemplated doing a little gold or black colour highlight at the bottom. I would have taped it off with painters tape and then sprayed in a non-uniform line. 

+ Tree branches (that you’re foraging from your own yard, please!) or sticks that have already fallen off of trees that you’ve found.  

Instructions

1. If your vase is glossy, sandpaper down the entire vase where you intend to spray. 

2. (If using a base color), follow the instructions on your spray paint can, spray your vase (outside) evenly with your base color. Let it dry and repeat for a second coat. 

3. (Start here if you’re not doing a base color) Move to the stone spray paint, and repeat the steps above.

4. If you want that little pop of another color at the bottom, tape it off and carefully spray with the color of your choice. 

5. Let dry overnight outside. 

6. Once your DIY stone vase is ready to go and all dry, bring it inside and fill with your desired greens or sticks. 

I’m on a roll this week of easy peasy recipes or things to make in your homes. Simplicity must be the theme, right?!

Signed Samantha's DIY stone vase is pictured on top of her dining room table which is a wood table with a runner on it. There are many large branches coming of the stone vase. In the background is Samantha's living room.

Comments

  • Erin

    All of your home decor is so beautiful, and this vase is definitely no different! I’m not very crafty, but would love to try to make one of these. I love it! 🙂

    • Samantha

      This one is so easy, Erin. I have one thousand percent faith that you could do it!

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