3 easy DIY vases that will make your dinner table blossom

Steven shows us 3 easy ways to spruce up boring vases and get gorgeous centrepieces for your next dinner party!

Vases are the perfect way to add a little drama to your dinner table set-up, without spending extra cash on a pre-made centrepiece. Here are 3 easy DIY vases that you can make for your next party, courtesy of our home expert, Steven Sabados.

Concrete vase

This DIY is an easy, inexpensive method for repurposing a wine bottle or an old vase, and helps to give your table a warm rustic feel. 

What you'll need:

  • Vessel with texture or grit on it so the cement can adhere
  • Gloves
  • Mask
  • Anchoring cement
  • Measuring cups
  • Water
  • Mixing bowl


  1. Put on your gloves
  2. Measure out the cement and water
  3. Pour your water and cement powder into a mixing bowl
  4. Stir to create a consistent paste
  5. Sand your vessel if you're using a bottle or smooth surface to create your own grit
  6. Clean and wipe down the vessel
  7. Start coating your vessel or bottle
  8. Continue coating until the cement thickens
  9. Let dry
  10. Sand to create desired look.

Dripping paint vase

This DIY allows you to have some fun with colour and depth. Use the colour palette of your house, or choose an accent hue to make your space pop.

What you'll need:

  • Vase or any container
  • Paint
  • Thinkener


  • Take your vessel and wipe clean
  • Select your paint colours
  • Pour your first layer of paint and slowly over the vessel. Allow the paint to drip all the way down. Let dry.
  • Add more thickener to the paint so it doesn't drip as much as the first layer
  • Pour the second layer and let run down the vessel
  • Let Dry

Spray paint vases

This DIY is the perfect way to update a plain vase or glass! Plus, the metallic shades give a touch of glamour to your table.

What you'll need:

  • Gold and mirrored effect spray paint
  • Tape
  • Circle stickers
  • Cloth

Directions for polka dots-mirrored effect:

  1. Spray your vase with even back and forth motions from 6" away
  2. Let dry
  3. Peel off the stickers and you have a custom designed vase

Directions for stripes and gold effect:

  1. Using different sizes of tape wrap the whole vase with different spacing
  2. Spray the vases with even back and forth motions from 6" away
  3. Let dry
  4. Remove the tape from the vase 

Ready to try out Steven's DIY? Show us your spruced up vases on our Facebook page