Doily Vases

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I shared these Doily Vases over at How to Nest For Less last week, but wanted to share them here in case any of you missed them!

When I sat down to write this post, I started to think about the many (not telling you how many) Valentine’s Days I’ve celebrated. I would have to say that my favorite time to celebrate this holiday is between the ages of 5-8. Young enough to still think that boys have cooties and old enough to know how important it was to have the most creative Valentine’s Day box in the class! I’m only kidding well, kind of.  I doubt my box was ever the most creative, but it definitely had the most glitter!

I’m sharing an easy and inexpensive DIY Valentine’s Day decoration today!  Would you have guessed that these beautiful doily vases only cost $4 to make? And what’s even better is that you can still use them after Valentine’s Day is over.

So let’s dive in!

doily crafts, glass vases

What you need:

– 3 cylinder vases (you can find them at the dollar store)

– 3 doilies ( I bought a pack of 36 for a $1 at the dollar store)

– Mod Podge/paint brush

-Decorative filler for vases

Step 1- Cut a doily in half.

Step 2- Gently place a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back on the doily. Be careful not to apply too much, the doilies are very fragile and can tear easily.

Step 3- Place one half of the doily around the edge of the vase so the edges align.

Step 4- Place the second half on the lower part of the vase opposite the first one.

See so easy!

Here are my completed vases.

Since it’s Valentine’s Day we are talking about here, I put votive candles inside each vase to create a really soft and romantic look. Perfect way to ‘set the mood’ for a date night-in!

Or if you are hosting a Valentine’s Day party , fill them with some red licorice for a more festive look! Who doesn’t love edible decor? :)

What I love about this look is that it can be so versatile. You can dress these vases up for Valentine’s Day and then style them differently for the rest of the year. They would make great center pieces for an outdoor tablescape or pair them with some burlap and twine for another great look. There are so many options and what’s great is that they only cost $4!



Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    Beautiful, I’m going to try this with a few saved jars and some doilies that I cut out of printed paper.

    Clever, thank you for the tutorial.

    Lori m

  2. says

    This is so pretty! I love it! I think I would definitely use this for several events. Thank you for sharing this tutorial
    Stopping by from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy

  3. kim@too much time says

    These are so sweet! Love the licorice:) I would love it if you stopped by to share this at my linky party going on right now:)

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