Try This Anthropologie XO Vase Hack

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I was perusing the Anthropologie site last week. They were having a great sale, and I love to stock up on gifts. I ran across these XO vases. They are darling, and the price is not ridiculous at all, but after a quick trip to Walmart, I saw white cups for .50 cents, and my mind went straight to the cute red X’s and O’s on Anthropologie’s vase. No calligraphy or crazy artistic expertise needed for this DIY XO vase. If you learned how to draw X’s and O’s in kindergarten, YOU GOT THIS!

The DIY vase is not made of glass or pottery, but if you’re looking for a thoughtful, low-budget buy for a girlfriend, friend or loved one this Valentine’s Day, this is a good one. Actually, I’d argue that an XO vase is relevant all year long – we give hugs and kisses all year, right?!

Let’s get this LOVEly vase party started.

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DIY XO Vase, Anthropologie Hack

Materials:

  • White tumblers – here and here (pink and teal also available at Target for .50 cents)
  • Enamel paint, red (Michaels, Joann’s or Walmart)
  • paint brush (thin, slanted tip worked best for us)
  • waterproof sealant (optional, if you want them to last longer)

Directions:

Step 1: With a paintbrush, draw X’s and O’s all over the vase with enamel paint. Enamel paint is best because it’s dishwasher safe. NOTE: Since the cups are plastic, the XO can scratch off, even with dishwasher safe paint. So, spraying or painting the cups with a dishwasher safe sealant is a good idea if you want them to last. Leave a small space between each set of XO’s. Start at the top of the cup and make your way down. If you want to add weight to the bottom, add a rock. Wait to the paint to dry, and then fill with water and pretty flowers. That’s it!

BTW…if DIYing is not your thing, the real version at Anthropologie version is really pretty and a great gift!

XO vase-anthropologie hack- valentines day decor-DIY flower vase

XO vase-anthropologie hack- valentines day decor-DIY flower vase

 

XO vase-anthropologie hack- valentines day decor-DIY flower vase

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!

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