How to Makeover a $1 vase with Pops of Pretty Pineapples

Posted in CREATE WITH ME, OUTSIDE
on June 6, 2017

A simple dollar store craft that takes a $1 vase from plain to wow with painted pineapples! Perfect for your summer home decor.

Dollar Store Craft: Summery Candle Holder with Pineapples

Yay! Yes, it’s the first Tuesday of June –  by the way, what?! how?! – which means it’s Create With Me time!

Our task for June was to show you our favorite dollar store DIYs and crafts! My take on the challenge: a candle holder makeover with pops of pretty pineapples, perfect for summer. …And, suddenly it’s as if I’m a star in Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Pretty Marvelous.

Be sure to read to the end of this post for more dollar store ideas and fun and of course, to place your vote for next month’s challenge!

You may remember back at Christmas when I created these monogrammed wine glasses using a method similar to the one below. I loved these glasses SO much and couldn’t wait to try the application again!

How to Makeover a $1 Vase with Pops of Pretty Pineapples

 

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1.  All-purpose acrylic craft paint worked fine for this candle holder but if your project will use drinking glasses or other glass items that will often be washed use a water-based paint specially formulated for glass painting. When cured, it is top-shelf dishwasher safe.

You will need:

 

PREPARE GLASS SURFACE

2.  Wash your glassware in warm, soapy water to remove dirt, dust, and grease. When dry, use a paper towel dampened with rubbing alcohol or white vinegar and wipe the outside of the glass to remove any residual soap film. Set aside and air dry for 10 – 15 minutes.

APPLY STENCIL OR PATTERN

3. My vase was all about whimsy, so I arranged my pineapple stencils in an irregular pattern, almost like polka dots. If you’re using a purchased stencil, cut out each pineapple from the stencils and apply them to the glass using a spray adhesive, arranging them until you’re happy with the pattern.

ADD PAINT

4. To paint, dip your brush into the paint and move the paint over the stencil. Add more paint as needed. Use two coats of each color – Decoart Americana Multi-surface Paint – Lemon Zest to the fruit and Decoart Americana Multi-surface Paint – Green Beret to the stem of the pineapple stencil.

LET DRY

5. You can dry your piece using one of the two methods: Air dry or oven dry. To air dry, allow the piece to dry for 21 days. Ain’t nobody got time for that! To speed up the process, place your glassware on a cookie sheet in a cold oven. Set the oven temperature to 350ºF and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off; let the glass cool completely in the oven before removing. Important: Glass must heat and cool gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Be safe! 

CARE OF GLASS

6. Washing your item by hand in warm, soapy water, will prevent fading and ensure you can enjoy your painted glassware for years to come!

 

This little pineapple candle holder will be purely paradisiac on my deck table. Seeing it perks me right up – particularly on practically plain days, and puts a prompt smile on my face! #seewhatididthere

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More Dollar Store Makeovers

Huge thanks to Samantha from Little Bits of Home for putting together this fun challenge! Be sure to check out the other ideas for this month but before you go, be sure to vote for July!

Supply Photos via Amazon.com

If you can’t see the survey, CLICK HERE!

Tribal Painted Phone Case via Two Purple Couches

DIY Etched Glass Beer Mugs via My Life from Home

Watercolor Labels via Little Bits of Home

Vase with Pops of Pretty Pineapples via Knock it Off Kim

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter via Making Joy and Pretty Things

DIY Copper Planter via A Purdy Little House

DIY Fourth of July Art via Our Crafty Mom

Industrial Bin via North Country Nest

 

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9 Comments

  • Emily

    I’ve been on a pineapple kick ever since we got back from Kauai… so of course now I want to make myself a poppy pineapple vase! Love this, Kim!!

    June 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm Reply
    • admin

      I’m on one, too! Maybe it’s just summer coming in. Or, maybe it’s just that I’m living vicariously through your trip to Kauai. Either way, I love it!

      June 6, 2017 at 5:47 pm Reply
  • Sue purdy

    This is so sweet. I absolutely love pineapples and they always remind me of Summer. Love this project. Great job.

    June 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm Reply
    • admin

      Thank you, Sue! I love them, too.. they are so versatile!

      June 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm Reply
  • Michelle James

    Soooo adorable!! I am totally loving pineapples right now too. I just saw a pineapple pillow that I have to gave at Homegoods!

    June 6, 2017 at 10:52 pm Reply
    • admin

      Thanks, Michelle! I’m pretty obsessed with them myself. I have this feeling that everything I make for the foreseeable future will involve pineapples! lol

      June 6, 2017 at 11:11 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    soooooo cute! I love anything pineapple and this looks perfect!

    June 7, 2017 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Amy

    It is absolutely the cutest little piece! I love all things pineapple right now and it always amazes me what a little paint and creativity can do to transform something!

    June 7, 2017 at 10:29 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    I love that these just scream summer 🙂 Very cute!

    June 8, 2017 at 7:47 am Reply
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