I love the look of expensive blue and white vases. There is something so classic about them. I think almost every one’s grandma has a reproduction some where. My grandmother had a beautiful set of ceramic kitchen canisters in blue and white with french script. They are paced away for safety until I can find a place to display them.
As a part of the Michaels makers challenge this month, we were supposed to make something our own and customize it. When I found these pretty cool wooden vases and wood cuts, I knew I wanted to do a modern take on those vases.
I used the two styles of vases, a wood cut for each side, a pretty stencil, and Folk Art paint in Ink spot and white. That Ink spot is the perfect color navy blue!
First I painted the wood cuts and let them dry, and I painted the vases white.
On the top edges of the vases all the way around, I stenciled half of the doily pattern.
Once the wood cuts were dry, I used white craft glue to adhere them to the vases.
I added some faux greenery from the Michaels flower market and they were done. I really LOVE how they turned out! even hubby gave them a little wow, so I know I done good. 😉
Not bad for some not-real blue and white vases.
Don’t they look so darn fancy!!! I need to find an insert so I can use real flowers in them.
The wood cut fit all of the way on the rounder vase, but I ended up trimming it to fit on the skinnier one.
The stencil went perfectly with the wood cut and gave it an added element.
I love the contrast of the blue against the white.I think other colors wouldn’t look as crisp.
I like these cute flower stem bundles too. I love the look of yellow against dark/navy blue.
I was trying to find flowers to put inside and I started with faux magnolias and then these bunches with their fuzzy,little heads just caught my eye. I do not even know if these are a real flower or not. My floral designer mother would know. I just thought they were super cute.
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