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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Easy Black and White Dollar Tree Succulent vase

Happy Monday!  So, I totally goofed and planned my Dollar Store DIY makeover for today, but it's really not the first Monday of the month.  Whoops!  If you are new to my Dollar Store DIY series, I share a Dollar Store upcycle the first Monday of every month.  (If you wanna play catch up you can find all my past projects here.)  This month, it looks like you're getting a Dollar Store makeover a week early :) 

Modern Dollar Tree vase makeover

For this month's project, I took inspiration from my friend Leigh Ann from Houseologie (and her beautiful tea pot makeover) and updated a clear Dollar Tree vase into a fun succulent planter.  The best part is, if you are a regular DIY'er you should have all the supplies needed for this project right at home.  

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Thankfully, the day I worked on this project it was in the mid 70's and overcast, the perfect day for spray painting!  I pulled out my spray shelter, grabbed my supplies and gave the clear vase multiple light coats of spray paint. 
spray painting a clear dollar tree vase

Spray painting a clear dollar tree vase

After I had good coverage I let my vase dry a couple hours before bringing it inside to start on the dots.
paint marker for adding dots to dollar tree vase
Using a black paint marker I started making dots around the vase.  They don't have to be even and they don't have to be perfect.  Just start making dots and work your way around and down the vase.  How easy is that???
When I was done adding my dots I sealed the vase with clear water based poly.
Sealing Dollar Tree vase with poly
I finished it off with rocks and faux succulents, also from Dollar Tree.  You could also use real succulents, but make sure you still put rocks in the bottom to help with drainage since there is no hole in the bottom of the vase. 
Adding stones and succulents to dollar tree vase

Modern dollar tree vase makeover, dollar tree, vase
I'd say this was another successful Dollar Tree makeover.  What do you think?
dollar tree vase makeover, vase, dollar tree

Dollar Tree vase makeover, Dollar Tree, vase

A little spray paint and paint pen can go a long way when it comes to updating inexpensive Dollar Tree vases.  Looking for something bigger,  more square?  Dollar Tree has a variety of vases that would also be perfect for this black and white modern makeover.

Dollar Tree vase makeover,  Dollar Tree, Vase

Dollar Tree succulent planter

Farmhouse Dollar Tree makeovers


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