Do you love peonies in the spring? How about dollar store DIY projects? And cane decor? Well then today you are going to love this easy DIY dollar store faux cane vase stuffed with peonies!
Hello, friends! In the over 8 years that I’ve been writing this blog, the last two months have been the longest stretch of time that I’ve ever taken off. This year has been the first full year that I’ve worked teaching 100% and I must admit that in combination with finishing our house build, moving, and having some other family stuff happening that it all became a little bit too much. Thankfully we’ve only got a few weeks left and next school year I will be back to a part time schedule and have a little bit more time to create and share, once again. I’ve missed this part of my life!
Now that we are finally settled in our new house, I can’t wait to start sharing all kinds of posts with you about it, and I’m also excited to get back to some of my fun, simple, create DIYs! I spent some time at the dollar store afterschool last Friday and came up with a few cute dollar store DIYs that I want to share just in time for summer. Thrifty, cute dollar store projects just might be my favourite type of DIY, and I hope that you love how this DIY dollar store faux cane vase turned out just as much as I do.
May is the start of peony season and I think this cute little faux cane vase looks adorable with some faux peonies – also from my local dollar store! If I saw this for sale at a home decor shop like HomeSense, I’m convinced it would have a $29.99 price tag on it, so I’m thrilled that it cost me only about $6 to make!
Today I’m also joining some of my talented blogging friends who are sharing their beautiful peony projects with you – be sure to check out all their ideas at the bottom of this post.
Are you in love with all the cane furniture and décor accessories that are popping up online? I adore the look but must admit that the price tag is constantly putting me off. If you’ve been reading for a while then you know that I like to create the look for less, and I think this is the perfect example. The mesh that I used for the “faux cane” gives the same colour and feel as a tighter weaved caning but was super affordable! $2, and I have enough left over for another project or two!
To make this, I used a $2 dollar store clear vase, along with a mesh produce bag (found in the kitchen area of the dollar store), some twine, and hot glue.
I cut the mesh produce bag to the correct size so that it would fit cleanly around the vase, and then glued it into place.
Next, I covered up the bottom and top edges with a wrap of twine – doing three wraps on the bottom and one on the top. I think you could get creative with this step and do a larger section of twine on the bottom to give it all extra weight and make the amount of faux “cane” a little bit smaller.
I filled it with two peony stems from my local dollar tree, cut to the correct length and displayed it in our new living room. I love the pop of pink and can’t believe that these peonies are from the dollar tree now that they are tucked inside this cute dollar store DIY faux cane vase. I think it looks so much more expensive than the $6 it cost to make it!
I’ve also shared some other peony projects that you might just love!
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As I mentioned, today some of my friends have joined me and are sharing their beautiful DIY peony projects and tips. I can’t wait to read their posts and know that you will love all of their ideas and inspiration!
Peony Cake (with Fresh Flowers) // Happy Happy Nester
How to Enjoy Peonies Season All Year Long // My 100 Year Old Home
Watercolor Peony Printable // Twelve On Main
DIY Dollar Store Faux Cane Vase with Peonies // The Happy Housie
DIY Faux Peony Arrangement // Modern Glam
Peony Arrangements & Vase Finds // Finding Lovely
Peony Tips for the Most Gorgeous Arrangements // Inspiration For Moms
Three Free Peony Prints // Tatertots & Jello
Peony Floral Arrangement // Zevy Joy
How To Make Your Own Coloring Book // My Sweet Savannah