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The vintage trend is clearly coming back into style. Old fashioned clothing, furniture and even hair styles seem to be flooding the internet - people just can’t get enough of this classic style. Here at 46 & Spruce, we are no exception. We especially love vintage vases and even our vintage inspired glass terrarium.


For those of you who are ready to embrace the vintage trend but not totally committed to the beehive hairstyle, we have put together a list of 3 great vintage DIY’s for 2 vases and a glass terrarium. These vintage floral accents are sure to bring together any room and add that classic character.

 

Vintage Full Lace Vase

Glass Terrarium: Vintage Full Lace Vase

For this vase you will need:

  • Vase
  • Thick Lace
  • Mod podge and a brush -or-
  • Sewing supplies (needle and thread)
  • Flowers

Directions:

  1. Start by measuring the circumference of the vase.
  2. Using this measurement, cut the lace to length. If you are opting to sew your lace (to be able to remove it from the vase in the future) you will want to add an additional ⅛ inch to ¼ inch to the circumference measurement for seam allowance. Additionally, if you are sewing and if your lace is stretchy you will want to subtract ⅛ inch to ¼ from the circumference depending on the stretchiness.
  3. Sewing option: If you are opting to sew instead of using mod podge, you will want to sew the ends of the lace together to form a tube. You should sew them together inside out and then flip the lace right-side out after it’s sewn. Slip the lace tube onto the vase and viola! You now have a beautiful vintage lace inspired vase!
  4. Mod Podge option: If you are opting to mod podge the lace directly on the vase for a permanent result, you will want to start by brushing mod podge to one section of the vase where the seam will be. Without allowing the mod podge any time to dry, stick the lace onto the vase where you brushed and then add another layer of mod podge on top of the lace. Then lift up the un-adhered section of lace right next to the brushed area you just finished and continue the process until you have wrapped the the whole vase. Once it’s dry, you should have a beautiful vintage lace inspired vase.
  5. Fill, Feed and Flower. Fill your vase with water, add floral food to the water according to package instructions and arrange your flowers!

 

Vintage Burlap Vase

Glass Terrarium: Vintage Burlap Vase

For this vase you will need:

  • Vase
  • Burlap fabric
  • Fabric pencil
  • Sewing Pins
  • Sewing Machine (or needle and thread)
  • Twine
  • Decorative Wooden Tag (Optional)

Directions:

  1. First you will want to start by taking the measurements of your vase. You should measure the circumference and height of the vase.
  2. Take these measurements and draw a rectangle, using a fabric pencil, on the inside of your burlap fabric.
  3. Add an additional ⅛ inch to ¼ inch for a seam allowance along each side of the rectangle for seam allowance. And cut out your rectangle.
  4. Next place your vase on top of a piece of burlap fabric and trace around the circumference of the bottom of the vase. Again, add an additional ⅛ inch to ¼ inch for seam allowance.
  5. Fold in the top of the rectangle fabric, inside to inside, along the seam allowance and sew this flap down for a clean edge.
  6. Pin the sides of the rectangle together to form a tube - with the insides together. Sew alongside your pins on the line you drew for the seam allowance.
  7. Pin the circular piece to the bottom of the tube, insides together, and sew along this curve. This part can be tricky for sewing beginners so take your time and sew by hand if need be.
  8. Turn the jacket right-side out and you now have a beautiful burlap vase holder!
  9. Add some twine around the top to keep the jacket up and accentuate the neck - add a wooden tag for even more aesthetic appeal.
  10. Fill, Feed and Flower. Fill your vase with water, add floral food to the water according to package instructions and arrange your flowers!

 

Vintage Lace Trim Glass Terrarium

Vintage Lace Trim Glass Terrarium

For the glass terrarium you will need:


Directions:

  1. For this beautiful vintage glass terrarium, you will want to start by measuring the circumference of the base of the glass.
  2. Using the glass terrarium base circumference, cut a strand of lace to this length. Similar to the full lace vase DIY, if you are opting to sew your lace you will want to add an additional ⅛ inch to ¼ inch to the circumference measurement for seam allowance. Additionally, if you are sewing and if your lace is stretchy you will want to subtract ⅛ inch to ¼ from the circumference depending on the stretchiness.
  3. Sewing option: If you are opting to sew the lace on the glass terrarium, you should sew the ends of the lace together to form a tube. Make sure you sew them insides together and then flip the lace right-side out after it’s sewn. Finally, slip the lace tube onto the bottom on the glass terrarium.
  4. Mod Podge option: If you are opting to use mod podge for a permanent look on your glass terrarium, you will want to start by brushing mod podge to one section of the vase where the seam will be. Without allowing the mod podge any time to dry, stick the lace onto the glass terrarium where you brushed and add another layer of mod podge on top of the lace. Then lift up the un-adhered section of lace right next to the brushed area you just finished and continue the process until you have wrapped the whole bottom of the glass terrarium.
  5. Follow the directions in the DIY Terrarium Kit for the glass terrarium set up. This includes layering the hydrostones, then the moss and then the soil.
  6. Plant your succulents according to your desired arrangement and your DIY vintage inspired glass terrarium is complete!


Ready to get started creating your own vintage inspired floral decor? Check out our Vases and glass terrarium selection. Not up for all the work to DIY your own vintage vase glass terrarium? We understand, browse our pre-made vintage vases and glass terrarium selection here.

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