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Knock Out Knock Offs: Zara Home Insect Vase

June 9, 2014

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Knock Out Knock Offs: A four month knock off series! #knockoffdecor Are you ready for the second month of the Knock Out Knock Off series?  This month, we are tackling projects inspired by Zara Home, which has some BEAUTIFUL stuff.  I was immediately drawn to this stunning Zara Home insect vase, but was NOT drawn to the $60.00 price tag.  Here is the Zara Home insect vase that inspired me.

Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff

 

I don't know about you, but $60 for a vase is just not in my budget.  So, I decided to make my own version for less than $5.00, and I love how it turned out.  Check it out for yourself!

Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff

Materials Needed to make a knock off Zara Home insect vase:

  • Any vase that you like the shape of.  I chose this simple “Vasen” vase from Ikea for $1.79.
  • Insect stickers of any shape/size that you like.  Don't worry about the colors.  I found mine at Michael's for $2.00.
  • Metallic gold spray paint.
  • Clear top coat.

Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff Steps to make a knock off Zara Home insect vase:

1) Clean your vase well with glass cleaner. 2) Spray paint your stickers with your metallic gold spray paint.  Allow to dry. Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff 3) Peel your stickers off and place them on the vase.  You may have to peel off any excess spray paint that overhangs the edges of the stickers.  It pulls off easily. Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff 4) Once you are happy with the position of your stickers, you are ready to spray on your clear coat.  You could skip this step, but I was worried about the stickers falling off over time, and I wanted to make sure they would stay on.  I used a satin finish, because that's what I had on hand.  It gave the glass a frosted looking finish, which I actually love.  I thought about trying using clear, gloss Mod Podge, but was afraid brush strokes would show through.  At the end of the day though, I actually prefer the frosted/etched look of the vase. Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff That's it!  How easy is that!  I spent less than $4.00 on my vase.  Granted, I already had the spray paint and top coat, but even if you had to buy those, you would still come in WAY under the $60.00 Zara Home price.  And it was quick, fun and easy to make.

Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff

Now, be sure to head over to the check out my co-hostesses AMAZING projects.  Knock Out Knock Offs Zara Home Click on the links below for all the details on the other awesome projects this month.  Clockwise, from the top left:

Leaf Napkin Rings by The Gathered Home

Seashell Picture Frame by Delineate Your Dwelling

Striped Table Runner by Brave New Home

Decorative Reptile by Bigger Than the Three of Us

Rustic Stool with Hairpin Legs by Upcycled Treasures

Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff

Pin now, read later! Knock off Zara Home Insect Vase by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #zarahomeknockoff

 

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  1. […]  Insect Vase from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body […]

  2. […] LINK: Zara Home Inspired Insect Vase […]

  3. […] in my house, but a vase covered in glitzy gold insects? Well, I’d make an exception for that! Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body was inspired to knock off a $60 vase from Zara Home using a $1.79 vase from IKEA. Tasha’s […]

  4. […] my twin girls’ “built-in” furniture from basic Ikea furniture and how I created a designer inspired vase using an inexpensive Ikea vase.  And, if you enjoyed this post, please help spread the word about these amazing Ikea hacks by […]

  5. Marie says:

    This is an adorable idea!!! What a cute/fun concept!

  6. The fact that you saved $55 and made a vase that looks just like the original is beyond me! Awesome job!

  7. Lovely vase! Great job!

  8. Very creative my Friend! Pinned:-)

  9. Carmody says:

    You are so clever!!! Love this!!!

  10. Amy W says:

    So clever to paint the bee stickers gold, I would have never thought of that! I’d still be searching those sticker aisles looking for gold stickers, ha!

    • Tasha A. says:

      Hi Amy! Believe me, I did search for gold insect stickers! But when I couldn’t find them, I figured I would try spray painting them. I am still a bit surprised that it actually worked, but now it opens a whole new world of possibilities!

  11. So smart! I would have never thought to spray paint regular stickers. Love it.

    • Tasha A. says:

      Thank you, Ashley! I am so excited to know that stickers can be spray painted. Already brain storming other projects :)

  12. I would have never thought to spray paint those stickers – genius! It came out great!

  13. […] The Gathered Home | Delineate Your Dwelling | Brave New Home | Bigger than the Three of Us | Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body […]

  14. Leslie says:

    So cute! I’m going to have to do a little something like this. I hope you have a great Monday.

  15. I love that is spray painted those colorful bee stickers gold! :) Great knock off! Pinning!
    ~ Ashley

    • Tasha A. says:

      Thanks, Ashley! I searched high and low for gold insect stickers, but when I couldn’t find them, I figured I would spray paint some. It totally worked!

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