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How To Create A Copper Vase

We all want it, we all love the look of it, and now we can all make it ourselves! With the rise of copper everything hitting the shelves this spring, it may be tempting to pay the high price of those copper measuring cups or copper wire basket you’ve been eyeing, but you don’t have to! I’m showing how you can make an easy faux copper vase (or anything you would like to cover) with just two simple steps! This may just be the easiest and most beautiful DIY yet…


DIY Copper Vase / Modern Daydream Living

First things first, look around your home. I bet there’s an old vase or even something around your desk area that could use a little modern pick me up! How about transforming your makeup brush holder while you’re at it?!

For my project, I choose to repurpose a Kate Spade candle that I received over the holidays. Once the candle was all used up, I melted any remaining wax, cleaned away, and was left with a ceramic candle tumbler that was way to pretty to toss! To pair with my existing modern decor, I choose to use Copper Contact Paper to up cycle this piece into a flower vase just in time for peony season!

DIY Copper Vase / Modern Daydream Living

DIY Copper Vase / Modern Daydream Living

To start, be sure that your vessel of choice is clean and dry! This is super important to ensure the contact paper will go on smooth and stay in place. From there, you will want to pull off one corner of the contact paper and stick the corner on your vessel so you can pull the contact paper out horizontally. Slowly, attach the contact paper inch by inch to your tumbler. During the process, use a hardcover book every time you adhere more to ensure you are left with no bubbles!

 Tip: I learned that getting the contact paper to be smooth onto a round surface is much more challenging than I expected! There’s no reason to rush this process though, because the outcome will be amazing. Once you have gone all the way around your vessel and smoothed everything out, all you need to do is add some flowers and you’re done!

DIY Copper Vase / Modern Daydream Living

 

SUPPLIES

Vase, clean candle jar, or anything you want to cover!

Recommendations: Glass Plant Holders | Ceramic Tube Vases

Copper Contact Paper

Scissors

Hardcover Book To Work Out Air Bubbles

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What home decor pieces have you been loving lately? Do you have other DIY projects on how to upgrade items you already own? I’d love to see how you’ve refreshed your own home for spring, so be sure to leave your blog or social media contact in a comment below!

DIY Copper Vase / Modern Daydream Living

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