You probably started off with one or two but then they had somehow multiplied like spring bunnies into 5 or more in your cupboard. (how DOES that happen?!) But before you send them out for adoption at your local goodwill, take a look at my cheap and glam upgrade!
I grabbed two different height candle pedestals from my local Walmart for only a total of $5, and one candle holder from my dusty garage. Then I borrowed a tube of silicone adhesive from the Hubby. You could also use any kind of strong, water proof, adhesive.
Next, place one dollar store vase on top of one of the pedestals. You will want to try and find the most level position before applying the glue, which may require lots of turning and standing back to see which is the most level position. (Note: they won't be perfectly level but find a happy imperfect medium-just like in life, right?!) Once you’ve found the sweet spot, make a mark on the pedestal and bottom of vase so that you can line it up when its time to glue.
Wipe the bottom of the vase and the pedestal free from dust and grime and try not to judge yourself over the amount of dust that has accumulated....hey- living fabulously doesn’t leave a lot of time for dusting!
Then take your silicone adhesive and spread a thick bead of glue all around the lip of the pedestal. Line up your marks on your vase and pedestal and place together. Apply some pressure for a couple of minutes and then let it sit for a couple of hours.
Next you are ready to accessorize your vase! Add some small river rock and a herb plant for a fragrant window sill bouquet. Or add the plant that your sweet husband bought you for Valentine's Day. (But for the love of decorating, don't leave the tacky plastic pot on it like I did!)
Or add some fruit, real - or not. These could be great for entertaining too!
How about some great Spring decor?
Now give yourself a hug for being so crafty chic for so cheap!
p.s. Check out this similar high priced version from every one's favorite, Pottery Barn (or as my son reads it, giggling: potty barn):
Recycled Glass Footed Vase - $59.00
Feeling preeeettty proud of yourself right now aren’t you?! You're Welcome.