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striped wood shim vase {diy}

March 7, 2014

Don’t you just love when a plan comes together?  You know the feeling…you have something in mind, you have a space to fill, you have a style you are looking for and then all of a sudden, the solution is right there?  While pawing around the basement, I found two packages of wood shims, I am sure reserved for some project or another.  Naturally, I helped myself to one of the packages and decided to do a quick wood vase with them.  I love the look of wood vases, and I have a slight (well-known) obsession with stripes, so this is what I made…


Oh, black and white, how I love you!


Since easy and quick is key for me, believe me when I say you can do this so super fast!!!


A pack of wood shims, a large tin can, paint, and hot glue are all you need.  If you don’t have a large tin can, I can send you one.  I hoard those too so I probably have an extra one…or 10.     (Really though, I probably won’t send a tin can in the mail…)


Sand you shims just a bit so they are mostly smooth.  Then paint the shims, half the number black and half the number white.


Once dry, start gluing the shims around your can.  I alternated skinny/fat side up.  See…


And that, folks, is it!  Right now it is sitting on our fabulous shoe cabinet in the mudroom.  Really, why shouldn’t a mudroom look fancy with flowers.  It may end up in my “office/craft room” because it matches perfectly.  Costing practically nothing, I might even make another, maybe ‘dipped’ in my other obsession…metallics!


My challenge now is to find the perfect flower/plant to put in it.  Maybe some tulips for spring?  What do you think!?!?


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  • Reply courtney March 9, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    What a fun and simple idea that makes such a statement! LOVE THIS! My friends and I started a lifestyle link party called Be.You.Tiful where we focus on interior design, health, fashion, beauty, and things we find inspirational! You’d be the perfect person to link up to our party, here’s the url:

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