The Budget Savvy Bride » Elizabeth @ Stockroom Vintage http://thebudgetsavvybride.com helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Mon, 04 May 2015 12:00:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DIY Project: Terrarium Place Cards by Stockroom Vintage for Old Time Pottery http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-terrarium-place-cards-by-stockroom-vintage-for-old-time-pottery/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-terrarium-place-cards-by-stockroom-vintage-for-old-time-pottery/#comments Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:30:56 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=20938 1x1.trans in DIY Project: Magnolia Floral Chair Garland by Stockroom Vintage for Old Time Pottery and diy projects

DIY Terrarium Place Cards by Stockroom Vintage for Old Time Pottery

Happy Spring, lovelies! It’s Elizabeth from Stockroom Vintage back to share the latest DIY project I created for Old Time Pottery–this one is perfect for spring and summer brides! I’m madly in love with terrariums. You say moss and mini-glass vessels, and I’m there! These tiny terrarium place cards are equal parts cute and easy to create. All you need is a small glass jar (I picked up some 4.5-ounce jars at Old Time Pottery for a snip!), some natural moss and your favorite faux blooms, though handcrafted paper flowers would also be lovely!

I love how the finished product turned out. Anything this small and cute is a sure winner in my book. Plus, these place cards can double as favors for wedding guests, which is a great way to save money. If you’d like to check out the full tutorial, please pop on over to my post on the Old Time Pottery blog. I’d love to hear what you think of these terrarium place cards! How would you incorporate them into your big day?

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DIY Project: Magnolia Floral Chair Garland by Stockroom Vintage for Old Time Pottery http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-magnolia-floral-chair-garland-by-stockroom-vintage-for-old-time-pottery/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-magnolia-floral-chair-garland-by-stockroom-vintage-for-old-time-pottery/#comments Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:30:21 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=20498 1x1.trans in DIY Project: Wedding Vows Canvas Art by Stockroom Vintage for Old Time Pottery and diy projects DIY Magnolia Floral Chair Garland by Stockroom Vintage event rentals, Nashville, TN | Photos by Alissa Saylor Photography

Hello! It’s Elizabeth from Stockroom Vintage back with another wedding DIY project. I’m so excited to share this faux floral chair garland with you all. When I first started shopping Old Time Pottery for craft project ideas for this new partnership with the store and The Budget Savvy Bride, I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist the store’s faux flower section for long–there were just so many blooms calling my name!

This floral chair garland was the perfect antidote for my spring fever. And did I mention it was easy? So easy! All you need are a handful of stems featuring big, single blooms, a glue gun and some ribbon. (I adore the burlap wire ribbon I found in store!) I envision these garlands adorning the chairs at a sweetheart table at your reception, but you can certainly make longer garlands to use at your dessert table, welcome table or, well, really any spot at your ceremony or reception that is begging for some gorgeous, sunny decor. Be sure to visit my post on the Old Time Pottery blog for the full tutorial for my magnolia floral chair garlands. I would love to hear what you think of the final product! What kinds of flowers would you use to make your own version?

 

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Photography: Alissa Saylor Photography | Vintage Furniture: Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals

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Wedding Vows Canvas Art by Stockroom Vintage for Old Time Pottery http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-wedding-vows-canvas-art-by-stockroom-vintage-for-old-time-pottery/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-wedding-vows-canvas-art-by-stockroom-vintage-for-old-time-pottery/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:03:26 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=19518 1x1.trans in DIY Project: Tabletop Terra Cotta Marshmallow Roaster by Stockroom Vintage and diy projects DIY Wedding Vows Canvas Art by Stockroom Vintage

Hello, loves! I’m back with another wedding DIY project to share, this time featuring a gorgeous piece of canvas art that I found at Old Time Pottery. I’m so excited to be a part of a new collaboration between Old Time Pottery and The Budget Savvy Bride. Every month, I’ll be shopping Old Time Pottery for supplies for the many wedding-related DIY projects I have swimming in my head and sharing them with you all both here and on the new Old Time Pottery blog. I think it will be a happy marriage!

First up is this DIY wedding vows canvas art, which is ideal for display at your wedding! Can’t you envision it on a dessert bar or welcome table? Plus, after your big day, you can hang it on the wall of your newlywed home as a sweet reminder of your vows! And, while creating a piece of art may seem challenging, I assure you it’s easy–no prior art skills required! If you can wield a can of spray paint, you can make it happen. Pop on over to my post on the Old Time Pottery blog for a full tutorial on how to create your own custom artwork. I’d love to hear what you think of this project!

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DIY Project: Tabletop Terra Cotta Marshmallow Roaster http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-tabletop-terra-cotta-marshmallow-roaster-by-stockroom-vintage/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-tabletop-terra-cotta-marshmallow-roaster-by-stockroom-vintage/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:59:15 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=18334 1x1.trans in DIY Project: Yarn + Nail Initial Monogrammed Plaques by Stockroom Vintage and diy projects

DIY Tabletop Terra Cotta Marshmallow S'mores Roaster by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

Hello, lovelies! It’s Elizabeth from Stockroom Vintage back to share one of my favorite DIY projects ever! When photographer Alissa Saylor came to me and asked me to style a winter picnic for Carli + Josh with Stockroom Vintage rental pieces, we knew we had to create a romantic marshmallow roast for the lovely couple. Because what’s the fun of a chilly, wintry picnic without s’mores?! Since we couldn’t build a roaring fire for this engagement shoot, I knew I had to come up with an alternative. That’s how this self-contained tabletop marshmallow roaster was born! I used a sterno burner (the kind caterers use to keep food warm) and a terra cotta pot that I glammed up with some gold paint. And, let me tell you, it really is simple to recreate. So easy, in fact, that there’s no excuse to not line a table with these at your fall or winter wedding. It’s a pretty, no-fuss way to let your guests roast their own marshmallows. These would make for the cutest make-your-own s’mores bar ever! They’d also be such a hit at any holiday party.

SUPPLIES:

DIY Tabletop Terra Cotta Marshmallow S'mores Roaster by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

The materials you’ll need for this DIY:

DIY Tabletop Terra Cotta Marshmallow S'mores Roaster by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Paint the bottom portion of your terra cotta pot with metallic paint and let it dry.
  2. Fill the top half of the pot with gravel and place the sterno burner inside.
  3. Fill in gaps around the size of the sterno burner with gravel, as shown in the photo above.
  4. When you’re ready to start roasting, remove the lid from the sterno burner (and keep it!). Light the burner according to the package directions.
  5. Note: There won’t be a big flame when you light the burner, but you’ll be able to feel the heat radiating off it for sure! When you’ve finished your s’mores roast, replace the lid of the sterno burner to cut off the oxygen supply. Let the sterno burner cool before handling it or packing it up.

 

DIY Tabletop Terra Cotta Marshmallow S'mores Roaster by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

And here’s some shots of Carli + Josh enjoying their s’mores! Aren’t they just the cutest?! So fun and crazy in love. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this engagement session styled with Stockroom Vintage rentals by yours truly and shot by Alissa Saylor Photography for more snuggly winter inspiration! Happy marshmallow roasting!

Elizabeth

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DIY Project: Dip-Dyed Ombré Table Linens by Stockroom Vintage http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-dip-dyed-ombre-table-linens-by-stockroom-vintage/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-dip-dyed-ombre-table-linens-by-stockroom-vintage/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:00:50 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=18320  

DIY Dip-Dyed Ombré Table Linens by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

Happy Holidays, lovelies! It’s Elizabeth from Stockroom Vintage event rentals here to share a holiday DIY that’s sure to make your tablescapes worthy of all sorts of ohs and ahs! It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with ombré, but I’ve found that it’s so difficult to track down gorgeous ombré fabric and table linens for the photoshoots and events I style. So I picked up a bottle of merlot-colored Rit Dye and a bolt of cream-colored utility canvas fabric at the craft store and decided to make this fabric for the rustic harvest dinner party I designed and styled for the November Epicurean + Entertaining issue of Nfocus Magazine. I love the graphic pop of color it brought to this fall tablescape–the jewel-toned hues are such an unexpected and lovely color palette for the holidays! Thanks to Nfocus Magazine and Bunchtown Weddings for sharing the images from the shoot with me!

DIY Dip-Dyed Ombré Table Linens by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fabric in a neutral hue (I used a cream-colored utility canvas)
  • Rit Liquid Dye (I used a Wine shade)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Plastic bucket
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Metal spoon
  • Salt
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Iron-on fabric fusing tape

DIY Dip-Dyed Ombré Table Linens by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

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  1. Start by cutting your fabric to size. I cut my dinner napkins to 20 in. square and cut my table runner to fit an 8-foot table. Sew the edges if you like, but I cheated with an iron-on fabric fusing tape.
  2. Put on your rubber gloves and prepare your dye solution. I got this recipe from the Rit Dye website and was really happy with the effect: Shake liquid dye bottle and measure ½ cup liquid dye into your bucket. Add 1 cup salt and 4 cups very hot water and stir well. If water is not hot enough (140º F), heat water in the microwave beforehand.
  3. Add 2 gallons very hot tap water and a squirt of liquid detergent. Then stir well again.
  4. Now you’re ready to start dip dying your textiles. I folded my napkins in half to ensure that both the top and bottom of the fabric had the same ombré effect.
  5. Dip 1/3 of the  folded napkin into the dye for 1 minute. Gently swish it back and forth (no splashing!) to immerse all of the fabric in the dye.
  6. Pull the fabric up so that only the middle section is in the dye for 5 minutes, gently moving it back and forth again.
  7. Pull the fabric up again so that only the very end of the fabric is in the dye for 9 minutes (or until you reach the desired shade–this will be the darkest shade in your fabric).
  8. Remove the fabric from the dye and wring out excess liquid. Making sure the lightest part of the fabric is up top, rinse fabric under cool running water. Rinse until water runs clear and hang fabric to dry.

DIY Dip-Dyed Ombré Table Linens by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

What do you think? Will you be whipping up a few custom ombré table linens for your holiday tablescapes this season? Even if you’re not hosting a dinner party, I think this dip-dyed DIY would make for a lovely ombré effect on curtains, bedding, shower curtains–so many possibilities!

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DIY Project: Yarn + Nail Initial Monogrammed Plaques by Stockroom Vintage http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-yarn-nail-initial-monogrammed-plaques-by-stockroom-vintage/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-yarn-nail-initial-monogrammed-plaques-by-stockroom-vintage/#comments Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:25:21 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=18050 1x1.trans in DIY Project: Sequin Glass Votive Holders by Stockroom Vintage and diy projects

Yarn + Nail Initial Monogrammed Plaques DIY by Stockroom Vintage

Hello, loves! It’s Elizabeth from Stockroom Vintage back to share another quick, easy and affordable DIY. I love any decor items that feature raw wood and yarn, and these initial monogrammed plaques made with yarn and nails are a simple and pretty way to customize your wedding reception space. Not to mention, when your wedding is over, these cute plaques would look great when placed on the wall and repurposed as kitchen, office or craft space decor!

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Yarn + Nail Initial Monogrammed Plaques DIY by Stockroom Vintage

The materials needed include:

  • two wood plaques
  • small nails (also called brads)
  • hammer
  • yarn
  • scissors
  • paper + double-sided tape (if you’d like to create a stencil for your letters beforehand)1x1.trans in DIY Project: Sequin Glass Votive Holders by Stockroom Vintage and diy projects

Yarn + Nail Initial Monogrammed Plaques DIY by Stockroom Vintage

  1. If you’re nervous about keeping the lines of your letter straight while hammering in the nails, create a paper stencil of the letter beforehand and tape in it place on your wood plaque.
  2. Begin to hammer the nails around the perimeter of your letter stencil, spacing the nails about 1 inch apart.
  3. Remove the paper stencil and tape.
  4. Tie one end of the yarn around one of the nails in an upper or lower corner. Tie several knots to secure yarn to the nail.
  5. Begin wrapping yarn around each nail, working clockwise around to create the outline of your letter. Be sure to move across the letter from side to side, back and forth, as you work your way around the letter. Doing so ensures that the middle space of the letter will be filled with interesting shapes when you’re finished.
  6. Once you’ve made it all the way around, snip off excess yarn, leaving yourself enough slack to tie it off. Secure this end to the final nail, tying several knots to secure it. Repeat the process with your loved one’s first initial, and you’re done!

Yarn + Nail Initial Monogrammed Plaques DIY by Stockroom Vintage

I’d love to hear what you all think of the finished product! Any ideas for other ways to incorporate yarn into your wedding decor? I’m excited to hear them! Happy planning!

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Cozy Winter Decor Inspiration Shoot from Stockroom Vintage + Antebellum Photography http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/cozy-winter-decor-inspiration-shoot-from-stockroom-vintage-antebellum-photography/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/cozy-winter-decor-inspiration-shoot-from-stockroom-vintage-antebellum-photography/#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:39:40 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=18036 Cozy Vintage Holiday Inspiration // Rentals + Styling by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Antebellum Photography

This month Stockroom Vintage is teaming up with Tammy at Antebellum Photography to offer 10 styled holiday mini-shoots at the Country Cove Christmas Tree Farm in Murfreesboro, Tenn. I’ll be styling each 20-minute shoot myself with some of my favorite vintage pieces from the Stockroom Vintage inventory. If you’re interested in scheduling a photoshoot for your family or with your significant other, you can still snag a spot for $150, which includes five edited photos to use as you please. These photos are perfect for Christmas cards, and the shoots are an awesome chance to get access to Stockroom’s props at a price that’s much lower than the cost of our typical styled shoots!

To show clients what they can expect at our winter wonderland sessions, Tammy and I styled a holiday inspiration shoot designed to get us all in the holiday spirit. I’m so excited to share our cozy, rustic winter shoot with you all today!

Cozy Vintage Holiday Inspiration // Rentals + Styling by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Antebellum Photography

The concept for the shoot was simple: I wanted to create a look that made you want to put on your favorite cable-knit sweater and curl up in one of those vintage flannel blankets with a cup of hot chocolate. I aimed to include touches that were rustic, natural and warm for that time of year when fall turns into winter and you just can’t stop yourself from humming Christmas music. It’s a look that will translate easily to winter weddings, showers and engagement parties. The textural mixture of flannel, leather and wooden stumps creates a cozy, laid back vibe that invites guests to snuggle in for awhile.

To nail the natural, relaxed vibe, skip formal floral arrangements and opt for seasonal branches and pine cones instead. Instead of purchasing flowers, I clipped some branches of holly and pine from my yard and collected some twigs with bright red berries. Then I tied smaller, leftover trimmings to pillar candles with twine.

Cozy Vintage Holiday Inspiration // Rentals + Styling by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Antebellum Photography

Piles of s’mores ingredients wrapped in twine and marshmallows stored away neatly in an oversized mason jar completed the dressed-up campfire feel. How can your friends and family resist tucking into these lounge areas for a night of hot chocolate and s’mores?

Thanks to Tammy at Antebellum Photography for lending her talent and expert eye to this shoot—aren’t these light-filled photos just so dreamy?! If you’d like to schedule a session at our November 11 mini-shoots at the Christmas tree farm, you can contact me and I’ll direct you to our online sign-up form. Stay snuggly!

Photography: Antebellum Photography  |  Vintage Rentals + Styling: Stockroom Vintage

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DIY Project: Sequin Glass Votive Holders by Stockroom Vintage http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-sequin-glass-votive-holders-by-stockroom-vintage/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-sequin-glass-votive-holders-by-stockroom-vintage/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:00:17 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=17547

Sequin Glass Votive Holders by Stockroom Vintage

Hello, brides! I’m Elizabeth from Stockroom Vintage and I’m back this month to share another budget-friendly craft project with you! One of the ideas that’s been floating in my head–it even woke me up one night!–is the sequin-lined candle holder. So I picked up some glass votive holders for $0.25/each at Goodwill, pulled out my glue gun and stash of gold sequins and got to work.

I’m a total magpie, so the finished result definitely satisfied my craving for something sparkly! I knocked these glittery beauties out in an afternoon. The best part is that it’s a fairly quick and mindless project–if you don’t count the glue gun burns, which I never seem to avoid. My burns aside, don’t you think these pretties would make a great addition to your wedding tablescapes? The way the candlelight bounces off the sequins is so dreamy! Seriously, you’ll love the glow factor here.

Sequin Glass Votive Holders by Stockroom Vintage

You’ll need the following to make it happen:

  • gold sequins
  • glass votive holders
  • glue gun
  • tweezers
  • tealights

  1. If you can work a glue gun (without the aforementioned burns), you’ve mastered the one skill you’ll need here. As the glue gun is heating up, give your glass votive holders a good cleaning.
  2. Use your tweezers to grab each sequin, placing a small dot of glue in the center.
  3. Press each sequin onto the glass votive holder, using the back end of the tweezers to make sure all edges adhere fully.
  4. If glue squishes out from around the edges of the sequins, you’re using too much, so dial it back a little to avoid messy glue spillover.
  5. Place sequins sporadically around each votive holder, leaving small spaces for the candlelight to escape.
  6. Finally, use your tweezers to remove any of those annoying leftover hot glue strings for a more clean, polished look.

Sequin Glass Votive Holders by Stockroom Vintage

So, what do you think of the finished product?  love to share budget-savvy DIY wedding decor ideas so check back next month for another DIY project with me!  Happy wedding planning!

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DIY Project: Love Note Plant Favors by Stockroom Vintage http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-love-note-plant-favors-by-stockroom-vintage/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-love-note-plant-favors-by-stockroom-vintage/#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:00:48 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=17044 Love Note Succulent Favors by Stockroom Vintage

Hello, brides! It’s Elizabeth, the owner, curator and stylist of Stockroom Vintage, checking in with another DIY project that I am so excited to share with you ladies! Little-known fact: When I’m not hunting for vintage pieces to add to Stockroom’s inventory and styling shoots for couples, I’m working really hard to improve my gardening skills. And I don’t have the most advanced green thumb, which means succulents have become my best friends.

When I wandered into the gardening aisle at Michael’s the other day and saw an array of paint pens designed for terra cotta, I had a total moment. I couldn’t wait to put my fledgling drawing skills to the test. In the end, I kept it pretty clean and modern, featuring a few favorite phrases and simple illustrations. The more I painted, the more uses I dreamed up for these love note plant pots. I originally envisioned them as wedding favors for guests, a sweet gift to love, tend to and treasure (you know, one that wouldn’t end up in a junk drawer). But these would also make for really cute table numbers (paint a number directly on the pot or stick a note into the soil). Oh, and how charming would it be to line tables with these, using the pots in lieu of place cards? These are so customizable–adorn them with anything from guest names to quotes from your favorite songs or snippets from beloved books.

Love Note Succulent Favors by Stockroom Vintage

You’ll need the following to decorate the pots:

  • Small succulents (I found these at Home Depot for less than $3/each.)
  • Terra cotta pots with holes in bottom for drainage (These 3-inch pots were $.53/each at Michael’s.)
  • Painter’s tape
  • DecoColor Acrylic paint markers (These are $3.99 each at Michael’s.)

And to plant the succulents, you’ll need:

  • Potting soil (Look for quick-draining soil meant for succulents and cacti.)
  • Gravel to add to bottom of pots for drainage

Love Note Succulent Favors by Stockroom Vintage

These cuties are actually super simple to make:

  1. If you’re worried about smudges, tape off the section where you’ll be working. I  lived dangerously and went without, which was fine.
  2. Prep your markers for use. I channeled my tween t-shirt painting self…just shake markers well and depress the point on scratch paper until the paint reaches the marker tip. Important note: Make sure your markers are acrylic and made to withstand the weather and elements (in case your guests place them outside). These DecoColor markers, which you can find in the same aisle as the plant pots in most craft stores, are made specifically for painting terra cotta and are permanent.
  3. Get to painting. The paint dries fast, so if you’re nervous about mess-ups, lightly sketch your design in pencil first. I found that the markers cover the pencil lines just fine.
  4. Time for planting. You’ll start by lining the bottom of each pot with gravel, which helps to speed up drainage. Then add in enough potting soil to cover the gravel. Gently remove your plant from the  plastic container, using your fingers to carefully loosen the dirt around the roots. Place the plant into your new pot, packing more soil tightly around it. Give it a good watering and lightly pack soil down again.
  5. Of course, your plants will need some tending before your big day. Check out the Poppytalk guide on how to care for succulents for some great tips on how to keep these lovelies looking fresh.

Hope you enjoyed my foray into creative green thumb experimentation! Tell me: How would you use these love note plants at your ceremony? And what favorite phrases would you feature?

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DIY Project: Ombre Painted Jars by Stockroom Vintage http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-ombre-painted-jars-by-stockroom-vintage/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-project-ombre-painted-jars-by-stockroom-vintage/#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:00:29 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=16175

Hello, loves! I’m Elizabeth, the owner, curator and stylist of Stockroom Vintage, a Nashville event rental company that provides all sorts of vintage props to brides, photographers, planners and the like. While vintage is definitely my first love, I’m a DIY girl at heart. So when Jessica asked me to stop by once a month to share some craft projects with all of you, I was all sorts of giddy!

In today’s first DIY, I decided to mash-up two of my favorite things: painted jars and ombre designs. And, let me tell y’all, when these two met, they totally got it on. Colors blended. Future plans were made. (Would they be vases or storage vessels?) Either way, they’re destined for greatness. The best part? You don’t need the skills of Bob Ross to knock out a few of these ombre beauties for your wedding.

Ombre Painted Jars by Stockroom Vintage

You’ll only need a few supplies to make it happen. And you don’t even need to buy fancy paints. I used paint leftover from furniture projects. And those jars? They’re from my kitchen. I reused food and spice jars, washing them with soapy water and scrubbing off any sticky label residue with a paper towel dipped in a bit of lighter fluid. Between the paint and jars I already had, and the paintbrushes and plastic art palette I bought, this project cost about $2.50 total. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ombre Painted Jars by Stockroom Vintage

Now, without further ado, the process:

  1. Mix your paint into four colors, starting with your main color and using white or cream paint to create three more shades that get gradually lighter. It’s best to start with a darker, saturated color if you want higher contrast between the layers. If you prefer a more seamless transition from color to color, choose a lighter shade as your base. As you’ll see with the light blue jars here, if you start with a lighter hue, the contrast between layers is super subtle.
  2. Starting with the darkest shade, begin to paint the inside of the jar, coating the bottom and moving upward. Pressing the brush gently into the sides of jar rather than making large, sweeping strokes will give you more control and better coverage. Paint until you’ve covered about ¼ of the jar’s height, creating a soft edge at the top of your line. A flowing, curvy line will look more natural than a hard edge, so don’t worry about getting it perfectly straight.
  3. Once you’re happy with your first layer, wipe excess paint from your brush onto a paper towel or rag. (There is no need to wash your brush between layers, as you’ll be doing a bit of blending between shades anyway.) If you’re concerned about paint coverage, hold the jar up to the light to find spots that need touch-ups before you move on.Ombre Painted Jars by Stockroom Vintage
  4. Begin painting with the next shade, this time covering the next ¼ of the jar’s height. Where the two colors meet, carefully drag the lighter shade downward into the darker one below. While you’ll want to make sure you’ve left no space between hues, it’s not necessary to do much blending. Definitely don’t drag your brush down too far into the bottom of the jar–you’ll want to avoid mixing the colors too much.
  5. Use the same technique with the final two layers. As you’re working between layers, the paint will begin to drip down a bit (as you can see in the image above). That’s completely OK.
  6. Let your jars dry for at least 36 hours before use, or until the paint that puddles on the bottom dries completely. If you’ll be using jars for flower arrangements, place a smaller container filled with water inside rather than risking your beautiful paint job.

Ombre Painted Jars by Stockroom Vintage

 Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! What do you think of the finished product?

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