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Glass Flower Vase Decorated With Belts

Decorative Glass Flower Vase

My glass flower vase decorated with belts may just be one of a kind. How did I come up with this idea? I was strolling through Goodwill when I spotted three really pretty belts hanging together.

glass flower vase decorated

Glass Flower Vase Decorated With Thrift Store Belts

belts from the thrift store for diy vase project

One was fuchsia, one was turquoise, and the other was black with white polka dots. And I thought “What the heck can I do with those belts”. I mean, there was no way they were going to go around my waist. What to do…what to do.

clear glass flower vase

Then it came to me. Hey, I have one of those straight cylinder vases and then I knew what to do with the belts.

use hot glue to adhere belts to glass flower vase

I cut the black and white belt to just fit around the vase then grabbed the hot glue gun. I applied glue to the backside of one end of the belt. Then I pressed the belt end against the vase using tweezers. This is a trick I learned to keep from burning my fingertips off.

Next I wrapped the loose belt end around the vase to meet the glued end and then hot glued it on…..once again using the tweezers.

use tweezers to hold belt to glass to prevent hot glue burns

I cut two pieces of the fuchsia belt and added them to the vase. I didn’t measure out distance between the belts I just eyeballed and said “Well, that looks good”.

Glass Flower Vase Decorated With Belts

And it did. The kind of diy I like, fast and easy. Fuchsia and black is one of my favorite color combinations. I’ll save the turquoise belt for another project.

flower vase decorated with recycled belts

Glass Flower Vase Decorated With Belts

On my trip to Atlanta in July I stopped by Ikea. I love Ikea. I found the pretty pink and purple flowers on one of the sale aisles. I bought a whole bunch of the pink flowers. You have to love a good sale.

I tried to stuff them all in the vase but that didn’t look so good. Sometimes less is better. The flowers and vase looked good sitting on the trunk in the living room.

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pretty diy vase decorated with belts

And they looked even better on the dining room table. I pulled some of my tarnished silver pieces out of the china cabinet to build a display.

decorate a glass vase with recycled belts project

So what do you think of the belt and vase idea? I’m just beginning to have fun with belts. You might remember I used them for handles on a few painted wood boxes.

Decorate A Vase With Belts

That’s it for me. If you like this project please share it with your friends. Today is Thrift Store  Decor  Day! Be sure and see what my friends have put together for today’s thrift store tour. Just click the pink links below the “before makeover” photos.

thrift store decor for makeovers

1. Repurposed Syroco Gold Mirror – My Repurposed Life
2. Gray Striped Storage Basket – Domestically Speaking
3. Luggage Rack Idea – Refresh Restyle
4. Painted Tall Vase – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
5. Decorated Vase – Petticoat Junktion

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Have a great day!

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Great idea – would never had thought about it, but can really add pop to any decorative table! Great idea for events too…

  2. This is a great idea and I have lots of old belts laying around collecting dust. Thank you!

  3. What a clever use for those thrift store belts Kathy! The colors look great and I LOVE the flowers from IKEA.


  4. Great idea, I’m going to have to try that soon. But I especially appreciate the tip on using tweezers instead of fingers when using hot glue. Thanks!

  5. I love the vase on the silver trays! I love old silver & silverplate
    I’m looking for ways to use my daddy’s old belts & suspenders. They’re nothing special, but he was! Ideas?

  6. That’s just too stinking cute– I’m a big fan of old silver as well So much fun when it all just clicks