Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hanging Vase DIY


Okay, is it just me who isn't crazy about this Daylight Savings time change?! Being a night shift RN, I feel like I never see the sun. Its almost dark when I get up at 4pm, and its dark when I go to bed around 6am. Boo. I feel so tired all the time! Anyway, rant over. I'll eventually get used to it, I hope. 
This is a DIY that is actually kind of old. I've had these in my house for about a year and a half. But it is one of my favorite things in my house that we made, and it can be tailored for each season! Which means it makes it super fun to decorate! I made these pictures bigger than normal so you can see the small parts better.
Hanging Vase DIY
Supplies you'll need:
-3 frames (Hobby Lobby)
-Vases with a tapered middle (JoAnns Fabric)
-6 eye hook screws (Hobby Lobby)
-thin wire (Hobby Lobby)
-Stones (Hobby Lobby)
-Flower arrangement (Hobby Lobby)
-3M stickers (Meijer)

You first need to decide how high up you want your vase to sit in the frame. Once you find this spot, you will screw in your eye hooks into the inside back part of the frame, where the wire will eventually go through to hold the vase in.
Hanging Vases

Then, you will take your vase and wrap the wire around the middle, twisting a few times to tighten the wire around the vase. It's important to use a tapered vase, because one that is the same width all the way around won't hold the wire well. It was actually a bit difficult to find a vase like this. I finally had luck at Joann's, and they had a few options. 
Vase Decor DIY

You will attach the ends of the wire through the eye hooks, and pull tight. Don't leave a lot of slack in the line, because the vase will get heavier once you put the flowers and stones in. You don't want the vase to sag. Cut off the edge of the wires so they don't show in the frame. Here is what the back of the frame will look like.
How to Make a Hanging Vase
Vase in a Frame
Our frames came with a picture hook attached, but if yours don't you can easily put them on yourself. You can find these at Hobby Lobby as well. After you are satisfied with how the vase is hanging, you can put in the flowers! I put a few stones in the bottom to keep the vase weighed down, and for decoration. If you want, you can skip the stones. They aren't necessary. You can switch the flowers up depending on the season! The way the vases sit, they may pull the bottom of your frame off the wall once you have it hanging. We used 3M stickers on the bottom back of the frame to keep it against the wall. You may not have to do this depending on the height of your vase in the frame.

Helpful tips:
This is a more expensive DIY. To keep it cost effective, you can buy the pieces at separate times, when certain items are on sale at Hobby Lobby. I got the frames and flowers at half off by waiting to buy them when they were on sale at Hobby Lobby. 
Use smaller "stalky" flowers. I found that bigger ones, like hydrangeas were more difficult to position in the vases.
Try looking in the floral isle at Hobby Lobby for more stick like flowers. 
You don't have to hang three. I have another spot in my house where just one is hanging. It just depends on how much wall space you need to fill.

Have a happy Wednesday!

54 comments:

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    1. They are my favorite DIY in the house! Thank you!

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  2. I love this DIY! Perfect to add to a wall you don't know what to do with! I feel ya on the time change. Leaving for work at 6:30pm feels like it's 10pm and makes me wonder if I've missed work already!

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    1. I am glad someone understands! Sometimes I'm like, wait, am I late?!

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  3. I LOVEEE this DIY! The hanging vases are very pretty and will add just the perfect touch to a bare wall! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I love it too - its one of my favs! Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  4. That is a really wonderful and unique idea! I would really want to try something similar in my house! :)
    And about the daylight situation, it is similar for me as well, I have to be at work at 7:30 am & I am home at about 18:00 pm, when it is super dark already, I feel like a vampire! :D

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    1. I recommend it - its fun to change the flowers for the seasons! And a vampire is a great comparison!!

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  5. I love these! Definitely bookmarking them for when I move into my own place after I graduate! Love your DIYs :)
    xo,
    Megan
    Bespeckled With Freckles

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    1. Thank you! This one is my fav! Your comments always make my day!

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  6. these are sooo lovely!!! well done! LOVE!

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  7. such a neat idea!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    1. It was from some pinterest inspiration!

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  8. It's easy to wake up early in the morning with the time change, but the evenings totally throw me for a loop! I feel like it's midnight at 8 pm. Your hanging vases turned out great!

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    1. I know, right?! I feel sleepy all of the time now!

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  9. How cute are you?! I bet your home is absolutely adorable. I think you need to come over and revamp mine. ;) hehe

    <3

    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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    1. Haha maybe I missed my calling and should have done something with interior design! Ohhh welllll!

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  10. Oh, this is is adorable! I WISH we had Hobby Lobby in Canada! It's one of my favorite places to go when we visit the US!

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    1. Ah! That stinks you don't have one! Im there several times a month!

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  11. I never would have thought of ever hanging vases in frames on the wall. I can't get over how creative you are with all your awesome DIYs! They came out great!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! It was from a little pinterest inspiration - I am on there way too much! These are my fav DIYs in the house!

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  12. So cute! I love it! You are quite the DIY-er!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  13. Thanks for sharing! These look so great! Love how they turned out! Nice work!
    xo,
    Jacqueline

    stylininstlouis.com

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  14. What a brilliant idea! Such an easy yet chic way to spruce up the space.

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I agree! It's my favorite DIY at home!

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  15. This is such a great decor DIY, I love the way it looks!

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    1. Thank you! I do too - love that I can decorate it for all seasons!

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  16. This is a very creative DIY......thanks for sharing! And I'm still adjusting to the time change too!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. It's been rough at first but I'm sure it will get better!

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  17. Ok, this is seriously the coolest idea ever. It turned out so amazing. Great job, love. I'm hosting a handbag giveaway on the blog today. If you get a sec, I'd love if you could enter. :) Thanks, love. xo

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  18. Thats such a cool DIY home project. I would have never thought of that

    xo,
    ChaCha
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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    1. Thank you - it was a Pinterest find!

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  19. Fabulous! These are so neat :)

    I hope you do a house tour sometime!!

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    1. I have actually been thinking about doing this and adding a page like I did with my wedding photos! I always enjoy your comments!

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  20. These are so fun! I swear every time I try and do a DIY like this I 100% fail. I bet you have fun changing out the flowers during the seasons. And boo for not seeing the sun! Hopefully this weekend!? :)

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    1. Yes I am hoping Sunday! We'll be havin dinner with my sis her fiancée and our pups!

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  21. This is such a cute idea. I never thought about it, but it looks amazing, especially with the frames. I am the same way, I am already tired of it always being dark.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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    1. Thank you, it's one of my favorites!

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  22. Very impressive! I need to start doing more DIY decorating in my little apartment. Nice touches!

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  23. What a great and cute idea!! I will definitely be doing this :)

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  24. Love this idea! I definitely have to try to do this! Thanks for sharing girlie

    xo mel
    turquoise blonde

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    1. No problem! I'm sure yours will look great!

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  25. You are so creative, i love this dit and i think i will make it, its really really beautiful thing becuase i love flower too :))

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  26. Great post and blog! Lets follow each other? Kisses.
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