I love Crate & Barrel, and I recently had a yearning for their Spin Hurricane Vases from the catalog. However, even the small one retails for $24.95, so here is The Budget Decorator’s hack of the Crate and Barrel Spin Vase that only cost a little over a dollar to make.
The 3 photos directly below are Crate & Barrel’s version.
- One round candle holder or vase from the dollar store
- Glue Gun
- Glue sticks
- An extra hand is helpful, but not imperative
Using a hot glue gun, create, or “spin” a line of glue around the outside of the circular candle holder in a continuous pattern. Although I did it alone, if you want a more precise look, it may help to have someone turn the container for you while you apply the hot glue line. You can either start in the middle of the container and work your way toward the top and then start again and finish to the bottom, or simply start at the bottom and go all the way up. Its fine to have to stop and restart, the effect of having it uneven is wonderfully organic. Try to keep the lines tight, but not too tight. I found if I touch the tip of the glue gun to the vase, and push the tip ahead of the glue, I got a pretty smooth line. But again, this is an organic project that isn’t meant to look perfect, not even by C & B! Tip: If you are seeing uneven globs of glue, it’s fine to work the tip of the glue gun back and forth to even them out while the glue is hot. Allow it to cool.
- You can also do this with a smaller circular vase as well, just as Crate and Barrel does.
- Make sure you hand wash it gently with a damp cloth.
- Done! Fill with candles, flowers, or even make a row of them to stand alone as contemporary art.
Tip for Scaredy Cats: You can always practice your glue lines and technique first on a piece of wax paper wrapped around and taped to the candle holder. Also, remember, its a dollar store container, not a priceless antique, so give yourself permission to make a mistake.
Here’s TBD’s version! We are pretty dang proud of this hack project… it looks about as close as you can get to the original vase!
Image Credits: Crate and Barrel