Summer is here and it seems that every time we turn around there is another special event upon us! The Amy Howard at Home team loves dreaming up original ways to express a warm invite to the neighborhood or welcome home to a new bundle of joy.
With all things beautiful & blooming right at our fingertips, Amy knew there was no better way to share the gift of summer's best than packaged in a custom vase made with love! Being the DIY queen that she is, she headed to the local dollar store to snag a few of those irresistible $1 glass containers that are just begging for a new lease on life.
For this project Amy used:
Amy Howard At Home® High Performance Furniture Lacquer in White Perfection
Amy Howard At Home® High Performance Furniture Lacquer in Begonia
(1) Amy Howard At Home® Adhesive Stencil
Round pricing labels from local dollar store
(3) Clear cylinder vases from local dollar store
Degreaser to clean glass
Water to rinse
Lint free rag to dry
Thoroughly clean glass with diluted degreaser.
Rinse all cleaning product off in sink.
Dry vase with your lint free rag--inside and out.
This is where your creativity has the chance to shine! Place your tape, stickers and adhesive stencil wherever your vision takes you! There is no right or wrong to this step. Just make sure the pattern you choose is executed straight and evenly.
Spray your White Perfection directly onto the exterior of the vases using a linear swiping motion. Keep an 8-10” distance, spraying in small spurts and segments. This will keep any dripping at bay.
Amy gave one of the trios a pop of color by spraying the base with Begonia.
Allow at least an hour to dry!
Carefully & slowly remove your adhesive stencils once the lacquer has completely hardened.
What a lovely housewarming gift this would make. In fact, you might just need to keep one for yourself!
Enjoy the bragging rights!
Hope you are having a happy Monday,
- Amy Howard & Team