make a color block vase of any shape or size in a few minutes with just 2 items, so easy that a DIYer of any level can do it! see how we styled for spring or any time of the year!
DIY Color Block Vase
We are loving that the color block trend is back from several years ago because it adds an instant pop of color to a space without going overboard, and adds a touch of the modern vibe without being too stuffy. Making a color block vase is seriously so easy that you hardly need a tutorial but since we love to gab, of course we’ll share all the juicy DIY details! We spied this darling idea from our über talented friend Allie of PrvrbsThirtyOneGirl, check out her version. And psst! There are 19 more gorgeous vases at the end of this post with the most spectacular arrangements by our very talented blog buddies!
supplies to make a Color Block Vase
Of course we hit up the thrift store before retail and I was in luck; I found a near duplicate vase for $6 of my inspiration picture from Current Home NY that goes for $155. Annie Selke, Pottery Barn, and Serena + Lily all sell the exact same vase for cheaper but still between $90-140! That’s madness, folks!!! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own color block vase:
- Bouquet vase, similar one to mine linked
- Spray paint, color of choice (I used Pink Peony)
- Painters Tape, any brand should do!
how to make a Color Block Vase
It seems pretty self explanatory if you’re looking at the supplies picture but here’s how to make this cutie just in case you want the full scoop! 😉
- Wash your vase in warm soapy water to ensure the painters tape/spray paint has nothing to prevent it from sticking to the vase.
- Wrap tape around the middle of the vase, work your way down until the entire bottom half is covered.
- I missed this picture but stuff your vase with newspapers or grocery sacks to ensure the overspray doesn’t get ti the bottom of the vase.
- Shake spray paint and spray 2 light coats, (or until paint is no longer transparent on the glass). Let completely dry.
- Remove tape and voila! Enjoy your new color block vase!
how to arrange greenery in your new color block vase
Now that your vase is done, time to fill it up with pretties! I made a stop by Trader Joe’s grocery store and paired a variety of fresh rose and wildflower stems with faux eucalyptus stems. I found a few purple (faux) sprigs leftover from this wreath and stuck them in as well since they coordinated with my peony colored pray paint!
I wish peonies were in season here but alas, a more wild arrangement is what I settled on and I kind of love it! To arrange greenery in your vase, simply put the tallest/largest stems in first then fill in with shorter/smaller stems and tuck here or there until you’re happy with how it looks. 🙂
If you can’t make it now, go ahead and PIN this project for later when the creative bug bites! 😉 That’s it for now, come back tomorrow to see my Dutch door from start to finish… there will be some good before/during/afters to look at!
20 Beautiful Flower Arrangements
In the meantime, click the links below each group of images to visit these inspiring ideas by our dear blog friends for spring!
Creative Flower Arrangement Ideas for Spring – Happy Happy Nester // How to Arrange Grocery Store Flowers – The DIY Mommy // Grocery Store Roses Spring Arrangement – Craftberry Bush // DIY Easy Tulip Arrangement – A Blue Nest
Spring Floral Arrangements – My 100 Year Old Home // A Flower Arrangement in a Vintage Find – Finding Lovely // Farmhouse Flower Arrangement – My Sweet Savannah // Simple Spring Tulip Floral Arrangement – Zevy Joy
Easy Flower Styling Ideas – The Handmade Home // 8 Ways to Style a Big Vase with Faux Spring Florals – The Happy Housie // Spring Floral Table – Taryn Whiteaker // Moody Spring Floral Arrangement – Cassie Bustamante
Easy Spring Flower Arrangement – Twelve on Main // 5 Tips to Make Faux Flowers Look Real – Hallstrom Home // Spring Flower Arrangement – Jennifer Maune // 3 Ways to Style a Faux Flower Arrangement – The Tattered Pew