linen and salt diy pedestal vase

A beautiful pedestal vase for a centerpiece can be expensive. 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’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 foundation for a super quick and easy DIY project that will save you hundreds.

DIY Dollar Store Pedestal Vase

Materials Needed:

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Candlestick holders (from Dollar Tree or Goodwill or or ones you may have already)linen and salt diy pedestal vase

Glass/ Metal bowls (from Dollar Tree or Goodwill or again, you may have some already around your place)linen and salt diy pedestal vase

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


Spray Paint in the color of your choice (I used Krylon Cover Maxx in Gold)

Optional (Skip this part if you want clear vases)

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  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 ready for 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 the strength of bond required.
  8. Sit back and bask in the DIY glory of your new pedestal vase(or vases if you got out of hand like I did).

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I 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 in the comment section!

With Grace + Love,

gabbi byrd linen and salt

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7 comments on “DIY: Dollar Store Pedestal Vase”

  1. You wouldn’t happen to remember how many inches wide the bowls on top were, would you?! About to tackle this awesome project! Thanks!

  2. 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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