I’ve mentioned before that the dollar store is one of my favorite places to find craft supplies. If you haven’t taken the time to browse the craft aisle, definitely do it the next time you’re there. You might be surprised! When I walked in last week, I didn’t have anything specific in mind in terms of what I wanted to do for this month’s Inspire My Creativity challenge. After throwing a few items into my cart, an idea formed and that is how I came up with this month’s craft: jeweled vases. (And I’m not kidding when I say this is probably one of the the quickest and easiest crafts I’ve ever made!)
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own (I bought the vases, sand and diamond wrap at my local Dollar Tree):
- small 4″ cylindrical glass vases
- white sand
- 6×10 adhesive diamond/rhinestone wrap
- white votive candles
First, open up your adhesive diamond wrap. Grab one of your glass vases and wrap it around so you can see where you will need to cut the wrapping so it fits the vase.
Use your scissors to make a small cut in the wrap at the top of the vase, then set the vase aside and finish cutting the wrap.
Lay the vase on its side and remove the backing from the diamond wrap. Hold the vase steady with one hand and use the other to align the wrap between the top and bottom of the vase, getting it as straight as possible. Continue laying the wrap on the vase as you slowly rotate it until you reach the beginning.
*Note: I measured the wrap around the vase while still at the store to make sure it would fit around. If you decide to use the same size vase I did, you shouldn’t need to trim the end. If you use a bigger vase (taller and/or wider), then you’ll need more than one wrap for each vase.
I decided to fill my vases with white sand and then put a small votive candle inside but you could fill these with anything to fit your display. These are really versatile because you can customize them with whatever color wrap you want. I think they would also be really cute to use as part of a centerpiece for a party, shower or reception.
If you like these jeweled vases, you might also want to check out my dollar store hurricane vases tutorial!
As I mentioned above, this post is part of the monthly Inspire My Creativity link party. Some super crafty ladies and I join up each month and share a project with you that has been inspired by a theme. This month’s theme is DOLLAR STORE CRAFTS which makes for some really fun projects because there are so many great craft supplies you can find there. (Check out my top 10 list of favorite dollar store craft supplies.)
Below you’ll find a list of all the co-hosts participating this month. Be sure to check out their projects and feel free to add your own!
Next month the theme is FLOWERS.
Where would you display your jeweled vases?
These are so cute! I especially love the gold and turquoise.
Can never have too much glitter and bling around! Visiting from Inspire My Creativity party.
Ha – so funny. I saw the silver one first and said – oh I like that the best – then saw the purple then the blue… so I couldn't choose… They look pretty good don't they!
It looks so glamorous! I can't believe everything was from the $1 store!
These turned out so well and they look so simple! What a great project!
I love fun and simple craft projects. What a great way to add a little sparkle!
What cute, fun, and cost continuous ideas! Love how they came out!
I love to craft and would do it often when my kids were small. I love this project and now I'm itching to get crafting again 😉
I need to go find some of that diamond wrap! It really transformed those vases into such cute candle holders.
These turned out so cute! I love the things you can make with dollar store finds!
These are just so cute! I'm going to have to run and see if I can find those supplies.
These candleholders are to cute. I love how easy they are to make.
What a clever idea! I love how these turned out! They're perfect for so many different places too.
You will see antique vases, porcelain, silver, paintings, oriental rugs and more at the antique booths. The horticultural booths will have architectural elements for the home and garden.