Sorry for my absence…I’ve discovered the Gilmore Girls, and Daniel, Pee Wee and I are OBSESSED. Why on earth didn’t I watch that show given that I was the same age as Rory while the show was airing?
I’m totally going to throw a Gilmore Girls revival party when the Netflix episodes come out. I’m on season two, and I hope and pray that Lorelai ends up with Luke. I mean, it HAS TO HAPPEN, right? (Don’t tell me!!)
But back to today’s Inspired by DIY post…this month’s designer is Jonathan Adler (whom I’ve written about before because his stuff is amazeballs!) I had my heart set on redoing these coasters (and failed), this picture frame (also a fail), and finally nailed it on the third try. I recreated the Futura Feathers Vase for about $5. Yup, $5. It’s a $298 vase, and that simply will not ever happen. Ever.
As always, thanks to Jess for creating this challenge! It’s so much fun challenging myself to DIY a fancy schmancy item for less. #skills
The supplies are affordable, and if you don’t have a craft cutter, you could totally freehand/trace some feathers onto vinyl and cut them out manually. Personally, I dusted off my 6 year old Silhouette SD that is still operational due to its once a year usage.
DIY Futura Feathers Vase Supplies:
-Flat black spray paint (chalkboard paint could also work)
–Dollar Tree Jardin vase (or any vase you choose)
-Craft cutter (I used my Silhouette) or scissors or x-acto knife
Step 1: Clean/wash your glass vase and using a lint free towel, place it into a box for spray painting. You want to avoid fingerprints and dust since they will show up in the finish. I did three lights coats. Let dry for about half an hour before moving on.
Step 2: While your vase is drying, cut out some feathers using a craft cutter, scissors or x-acto knife and some gold vinyl. I used these feathers from the Silhouette Design Store and laid out about 17 feathers in 2.5″, 3″ and 4″ sizes on an 8.5×11 area in Silhouette Studio. I ended up using 15 feathers total for this project.
Step 3: Bring your vase inside and admire the pretty flat finish. It’s swoon worthy. Now, it’s time to start applying feathers! Do this part carefully making sure to lightly rub out any air bubbles to the nearest edge. If you have to peel off a feather, you risk peeling off the spray paint, which is no fun.
I placed the largest feather first and then started filling in the rest. I alternated sizes and rotated the feathers for a unique look.
Step 4: I used my scissors to cut a small strip of gold vinyl to create the gold band on the rim of the vase, and I was done.
I think it’s a beautiful accent piece that turned out way better than I thought it would. I should use my Silhouette more often! And I checked out the dimensions, and my version is only slightly smaller than the Jonathan Adler version, so it’s success all around.
I’ll be back on Thursday with a color crush post. I’m in love with a color!
Check out the other fabulous Jonathan Adler inspired projects
my blog friends created here: