Kate Spade Inspired Vase


Hi there everyone! I want to share with you my Kate Spade inspired vase, DIY style.

I love Kate Spade and I especially love this vase we got six years ago as a wedding gift. The only problem is that it’s a bit small and well I’m really sentimental about it. I love the look but it doesn’t fit my farmer’s market bouquets, and I’m terrified of it getting broken.

I love the vase so much. I love the little polka dots. I love the thick beautiful glass. It’s too small to hold a whole bouquet, but it carries lots of value. For example, it’s been through six moves. That, in itself seems pretty amazing! It was also one of my favorite wedding gifts and I’m kind of clingy to anything that reminds me of my wedding day (sappy, I know!).

So here it is. The inspiration for this project. The Kate Spade vase. I love it. It’s great for a flower or two and I usually keep it in my bedroom (remember: sentimental).

This plain glass vase was $.49 at a local thrift store. It’s been hanging out in a cabinet for at least a month now while I tried to decide what to do with it. I’m so glad I held onto it for just the right project because this was it!

I created a stencil with my Silhouette Cameo, by filling the sheet with circles and then deleted every other one to stagger them. I cut it out on vinyl.

To replicate the etched glass look of the Kate Spade vase, I used Martha Stewart Frost Etching Cream. I got mine from Michael’s. I smoothed out the vinyl around the dots then, using a small paint brush (a stencil brush is recommended but not required) I lightly painted the cream onto the dots. It dried fairly quickly, then I removed the vinyl and washed the vase.

That’s all there is to it. And now I have a larger vase with the same adorable polka dot look!

And this week’s flowers look lovely in it… and remember when I said the vase only costs $.49? How cool is that?


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  1. Such a lovely vase and what a bargain. The flowers look lovely in it. I am your newest linky follower.
    I hope you come by to say hello.

  2. I love this! It’s so cute and a really great way to use that affordable thrift store vase. I’m pinning this. Even though I don’t have a silhouette, I’m thinking I can find a way to make this work, and I can’t wait to try it out. I bet I could even add a monogram to one side and use these as Christmas gifts! Thanks for the tutorial.

    1. You could totally do this without a Silhouette. I had this project in mind before I got the Silhouette. I had planned on using a paper shape cutter to cute out circles from card stock and using the card stock as a stencil. And the monogram idea is great!!

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