Turn a dollar store vase into a beaded hanging bud vase. It’s easy! We’ll show you how to use copper wire and beads to make this pretty hanging bud vase!
How To Make A Beaded Hanging Bud Vase
Dollar store vase – ours is 5″ tall
2 Pieces of 16-gauge copper wire, one 24″ length and one 28″ length
3 Pieces of copper wire, 26-gauge, one 10″ length and two 6″ lengths
56 Turquoise E beads
35 Lime green, round glass beads, 6mm
13 Turquoise, top-drilled glass beads,8mm
White shirt button
Tools & Supplies
Clear Liquid Nails Adhesive
1.To get started, wrap the end of the 24″ length of 16-gauge copper wire around the neck of the vase one time. Twist a loop in the wire. Then continue wrapping to the opposite side of the vase. Twist another loop. Finish wrapping the wire around the neck. Then twist the ends of the wire together tightly. Trim the ends with the wire cutters.
2. To make the hanging bud vase hanger, bend the 28″ length of 16-gauge copper wire into a U-shape. Feed the ends of the wire down through the two loops on the neck of the vase. Curve the ends into spirals using the round-nose pliers.
3. Using the 10″ length of 26-gauge wire, string one turquoise top-drilled bead followed by three lime beads, repeating the pattern to create a necklace that fits around the neck of the vase. Wrap the necklace around the neck of the vase beneath the copper wire. Twist the ends together to secure and trim with the wire snips.
4. Hold the two 6″ lengths of 26-gauge wire together and bend into a hairpin U-shape. Feed the ends all the way through two buttonholes of the shirt button.
5. To create a beaded tassel, string 14 turquoise E beads onto one wire coming out of the button and finish by feeding the end of the wire through two lime beads and a turquoise, top-drilled bead. Twist the end of the wire around the top of the turquoise bead. Repeat to create four dangles. Glue the flat side of the wired button to the bottom of the vase with the Liquid Nails Adhesive.
We think this pretty hanging bud vase would make a lovely gift! Especially full of flowers!
Jennifer & Kitty