I love the look of all things Studio McGee, but sometimes the price can be a little much. Case in point: This Studio McGee Vase (specifically called a scratch vase)….
So, as I do with a lot of things I see in the store, I immediately thought…I can make that!! And so I did! Super easy DIY! Let’s get started!!
3 bowls (These bowls would work great!)
Hot Glue Gun ( I chose to use Flex Shot, but either will work)
Craft Paint (I used white, tan and black)
Small Bowl (For mixing paint)
Paint Brush (This one works great; but any brush will do)
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HOW TO DIY THIS STUDIO MCGEE VASE
Step One: Seal bowls together
Using your hot glue gun, apply glue to the rim of the top of your bowl….
Attach 2nd bowl to the ring of glue. It should now look like this…
Apply glue to the base of the bowl…
and attach 3rd bowl, pressing down firmly….
Set a heavy object on top of your newly created vase and let sit for a few hours….
Step Two: Primer
Paint the vase with primer. Two coats. Let dry…
You may have noticed the design of the vase changed. Let’s just say, blogger fail. I forgot to continue taking pictures of the vase above, but do have pictures of the 2 bowl vase I ended up doing the same technique too. So, basically, the style in the pictures is different, but the process is the same.
Step Three: Spackle
For this step, spackle or compound will work. I prefer using spackle, because I like the finish it gives it and I feel like it’s easier to work with. Using your spackle knife, apply a heavy layer of spackle all over vase. Let it dry completely. (If it’s a nice sunny day, sitting it outside will help it dry faster)….
Step Four: Sand
Your vase should look something like this, at this stage…
When vase is completely dry, sand it down to the smooth feel you want, but not taking away too much texture.
Step Five: Paint
Paint a dark underlayer…I mixed black paint with baking soda (mixing it to a creamy peanut butter texture) and painted it on my entire vase. Let dry.
Once dry, I dry brushed off-white paint all over my vase and let it dry. Then I lightly sanded my vase to the look that I wanted….
I love how this vase looks on my new built-in shelves….
and decided to make another scratch vase. Using only two bowls (same kind as above), I did all of the same steps as my Studio McGee Vase, but changed up the colors. For this one I chose a tan color for my base (underlayer) and then dry brushed white paint on it….
These are so incredibly easy to make and so much fun too. And the best part, it’s a whole heck of a lot less than the 128 bucks Studio McGee will charge you for it. The look without the expense! That’s a win!!
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Until next week,
Happy Building, Friend!!
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