How to Make a Gorgeous {but Easy} DIY Faux-Marble Vase

Love the look of marble but not the price tag? Read on to learn how you can create a simple DIY marble vase and get the look for less! 

marble vase

I recently completed a Living Room makeover for the $100 Room Challenge where I shared all kinds of DIY projects for under $100. Details on that project can be found here!

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Accent pieces can make or break a room, and this room needed something bold! I love the marble trend and thought the distinct look of black and white marbled design was the perfect contrast to the colorful, eclectically styled room. But, with real marble vases costing upwards of $60.00+ each – yikes! – And a budget of only a few dollars, an authentic marble vase was NOT happening. Luckily, I came up with an idea to get the look of real marble, without the expense of it – in about fifteen minutes flat!

How to Make a DIY Faux Marble Vase

Gather Supplies

marble vase - materials

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Measure and Cut Paper

Marble Vase - Measure

To begin, measure the height of the vase, and cut the contact paper to size. There is a handy grid on the back to act as a guide for this step.

marble vase-cut

Begin by cutting out a length of contact paper to cover the surface of your vase. You should be able to wrap the entire piece of paper around the circumference of the vase with enough to overlap the bottom of the vase as well.

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Next, remove the backing from the contact paper and line up the edge of your vase to the edges of the sticky part of the paper, allowing a 1″ edge at the top and bottom of your vase.  Holding the paper firm, gently roll the vase to cover the entire cylinder. Keep the paper taut and smooth out any air bubbles with your fingertips as you go.

marble vase - apply paper3

To finish,  cut slits around the top, about 1/4″ apart, into the overhang to form flaps as pictured. Press the flaps flat, overlapping as needed. Repeat this process on the bottom overhang.

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marble vase-finish edges

If you’d like, add a strip of gold washi tape around the edges to add a bit of bling.

marble vase-with gold

Find a fabulous place to display your vase!

marble vase-final

I decided on three of different sizes in my room. Here they are all finished. Aren’t they fun?

marble vase - horizontal

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3 Comments

  • Maria

    Thats amazing, I thought it was the real thing! Looks so good.
    Maria

    March 7, 2018 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • Brittany - The Anchored Kitchen

    These are SO COOL!

    March 9, 2018 at 11:45 am Reply
    • admin

      thanks so much, Brittany!

      March 9, 2018 at 4:28 pm Reply

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