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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jonathan Adler Inspired Mustache Vase

My favorite thing about home decor magazines and catalogs, is finding projects I could recreate, but with my own twist. And most every time, it costs a lot less. Today's project is my last in the Mustache series, and something I've been itching to do since seeing Jonathan Adler's quirky vases.

He has an entire line of fun pottery, featuring body parts, but $100 is a bit steep, don't you think? Since I'm on the mustache bandwagon, I decided to create my version of the Salvador Vase.

Hi Sugarplum | Jonathan Adler inspired Mustache Vase

{What You Need}

Glass vase with round shape (this one is from the Dollar Store)
Pack of Mustache Erasers (these are World Market for $3)
Heavy-duty glue
Spraypaint

Hi Sugarplum | Jonathan Adler inspired Mustache Vase

Fabri-Tac claims to permanently adhere to glass, so I gave it a try for this project. It holds really well if you use a thin layer, but it takes awhile to fully dry. I braced the vase on either side so it wouldn't roll, causing the mustache to slip, while the glue was drying.


Hi Sugarplum | Jonathan Adler inspired Mustache Vase

Once it was dry, I gave it a few coats of flat white spraypaint.

Hi Sugarplum | Jonathan Adler inspired Mustache Vase

I stuffed the vase with newspaper before spraying so the inside would remain clean glass. 

Hi Sugarplum | Jonathan Adler inspired Mustache Vase

And since I had a 2-pack of mustaches, I made a flat black vase as well.

Hi Sugarplum | Jonathan Adler inspired Mustache Vase

Looks pretty cute next to my Adler-inspired pillow (now on sale for $19), too!

Hi Sugarplum | Jonathan Adler inspired Mustache Vase

The colors make them classic, but the mustache keeps them quirky. I think that's the perfect combination, especially for small accessories that jazz up table tops and shelves.

Hi Sugarplum | Jonathan Adler inspired Mustache Vase

Sure Mr. Adler's version is made by skilled artisans in Peru, but mine was only $2. So when I finally jump off this mustache bandwagon, I won't feel so bad about tossing it.

Hi Sugarplum | Jonathan Adler inspired Mustache Vase

I had a little too much fun trying them out in different spots around the house.

Hi Sugarplum | Jonathan Adler inspired Mustache Vase

Are you on the mustache bandwagon? Do you see random things at stores and think about gluing them to cheap glass vases?!

Check out these DIY Vase Projects, too.

20 comments:

  1. This is my favorite project of yours, yet!

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  2. That turned out so cute! So quick and easy too.

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  3. Oh my goodness gracious, this is adorable! You are a smart one- I never would have thought to do that!

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  4. This is sooooo awesome! I wish I was craftier and had more time. These would be perfect for my hubs "future home office." Maybe next year! I'm pinning it for then!

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  5. Another 'stache-tastic project Miss Sugarplum!

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  6. This turned out fabulous!! Such a great idea!! I cannot wait to try this myself!

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  7. I mustache you a question. How do you come up with such clever ideas? Love!

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  8. LOVE this! I also love the newspaper stuffing tip before spray painting!

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  9. Cassie!! This is SO awesome! What a genius idea to use those erasers for this. Genius. I bow down DIY queen :)

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  10. See, I don't have to think about things like that while I'm strolling through the store because I have *YOU*...I can just stroll mindlessly trying to block out the begging for anything and everything coming from the two littles in tow (c; This is *darling*...I think I actually like your version better than the Alder version...sorry Jonny, my design BF! (c;

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  11. GAH! This is the best one yet!!! Yours looks better than the expensive one. I'm just gonna say it. Yours looks like the expensive one. I LOVE this!!! This is something you can make several of and give them out as housewarming gifts or gifts that you bring over when invited to dinner {full of flowers of course}. I'm SO doing this one!!!

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  12. You are so freakin' genius! How do you come up with these ideas? These knocked my socks off!

    xo,
    Jen

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  13. These are incredible! I must do a mustache project for my hubby!

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  14. Cute as can be. Great tutorial.

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  15. These are so funny! I like how your mustache stands off the vase. I like the Mr. and Mrs. Muse vase too, just need a set of lips. Thanks for the great idea! I have all kinds of vases laying around.

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  16. I am so in love with this project! I'm so happy that I came across it on pinterest! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this project on my blog Progression By Design in the post "DIY To Do List"! I want to find some lip erasers and make a Mrs. to match the Mr. :)

    http://www.progressionbydesign.com/diy-to-do-list/

    Marie H.

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  17. SO stinkin' cute!! I love the newspaper tip, too. Great job, Cassie! :)

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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