linen and salt diy pedestal vase

A beautiful pedestal vase for a centerpiece can be expensive for no reason. They can run a bride (or anyone planning an event) upwards of $300-$500 depending on the number of tables that you have. If you got it like that, more power to you. But if you’re like me and can’t wrap your head around that type of expense for a vase, there are two places called the Dollar Tree and Goodwill where you can get the foundations for a super quick and easy DIY project that will save you hundreds.

Materials Needed:

Candlestick holders (from Dollar Tree or Goodwill or any you may have laying around your house)linen and salt diy pedestal vase

Glass/ Metal bowls (from Dollar Tree or Goodwill or any you may have laying around your house)linen and salt diy pedestal vase

E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive (Michaels, Wal-Mart, craft stores)linen and salt diy pedestal vase

Optional (Skip this part if you want clear vases):

Spray Paint in the color of your choice (I used Krylon Cover Maxx in Gold)linen and salt diy pedestal vase


  1. Clean Bowls of Any Sticky Material with rubbing alcohol, rinse, and dry. ( I didn’t do this and it caused me to have to do a couple of extra coats on some pieces. This step will save time).
  2. Prepare the outdoor area where you will be painting. I definitely recommend putting paper/newspaper down. If not you will have a new painted area of your home.
  3. *Skip steps 4 and 5 if you want don’t want to paint your vases*
  4. PAINT! (I really love Krylon Cover Maxx because only one minute of drying time is required between coats and they are readly fot handling in only 15 minutes.)
  5. DRY based on the recommended time on your spray can
  6. GLUE candlestick holder to the bottom of the bowl of your choice.20160117_170744 - Copy linen and salt diy pedestal vaselinen and salt diy pedestal vase
  7. DRY for 24-72 hours based on how strong a bond is required. I started lightly playing with mine in about an hour but don’t do that unless you’re sure that you’re good to go.
  8. Sit back and bask in the DIY glory of your new pedestal vase or vases if you got out of hand as well. As you can see from my pics I went a little cray with the spray paint and started painted vases I had around the house and extra ones that I’d picked up at the thrift store as well. It’s addictive, and pretty.

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Hope this was helpful! I’m really excited to get some flower arrangements going in these babies 😉 If anyone has any awesome DIY wedding projects that they’ve run across, share the wealth and comment below!



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6 comments on “DIY: Dollar Store Pedestal Vase”

  1. What great challenge! Enjoyed seeing all the results, so many thanks for posting. “Delightfully effervescent, with a hint of fizz” sounds good to me for ginger ale! I’m such a ginger freak. Have been messing with ginger a lot lately…in strawberry jam and in a coconut water simple syrup infusion (along with some whole black peppercorns for some smoky-heat) for Margaritas made with homemade sweet and sour mix. So…thanks muches for the freezing and peeling tip, Lindsay! xo
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