Rock Covered Vase

quidam2April 5, 2011

It just finished this planter made from the base of an ugly lamp that I turned upside down, rocks found at the coast last summer and a metal candle holder.

I glued it to the stand but it is still a bit top-heavy. I will put a stake up through the middle hole to ensure it doesn't get knocked over. I am still trying to figure out where it should go.

I didn't notice until I looked at the pictures but it looks like a pineapple! Too funny.

Happy Spring GJers!

Sheri

Here is a link that might be useful: Rock covered vase

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shrillmtb

Looks great! You found some really pretty rocks...what did you use to shine them up?

    Bookmark   April 5, 2011 at 5:14PM
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jlily(Z6)

What a great planter!! I does look somewhat like a pineapple. You could plant one of those small pineapples in it. Cute! Thanks for sharing! jlily

    Bookmark   April 5, 2011 at 5:16PM
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jeannespines

Looks cool! Does have that pineapple look w/the plant that you put in it! LOL! Love it! Great recycling! No grout either, I see...looks great! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2011 at 5:36PM
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a.girl.named.max(4a)

Great idea! a girl named max

    Bookmark   April 5, 2011 at 6:12PM
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marylee_2010

That is really neat. I love it. - Marylee

    Bookmark   April 5, 2011 at 6:35PM
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excessfroufrou(7)

That's a great creation, love the rocks.
Frou

    Bookmark   April 5, 2011 at 8:24PM
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Marlene Kindred

What a great look the rocks give...sure looks a ton better than the old vase! Awesome fern too!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2011 at 8:33PM
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sunnyca_gw

Really classy & I love the beautiful rocks will shine in the sunshine! Nice work! Jan

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 1:40AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Good Job! I Like the pineapple look!!!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 10:37AM
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quidam2

Thank you all soooo much!! I have an affinity for rocks. I used almost all the rocks I had but will make sure I get lots more in June when we go camping again.

I used acrylic spray to make them shiny. Didn't see the need for grout and it was already so heavy. I was very limited on plant choice as my yard is totally shaded. It does have a drainage hole in the glass and holder.

Smile! Sheri

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 11:52AM
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luna_llena_feliz

I like it on the metal candle holder. Makes it look even cooler. Gosh, I never thought to use acrylic spray to shine up rocks! What a great idea since I'm always collecting them from the beach. Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 9:33PM
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granny2anb

That is gorgeous! I love the different colors of the rocks and the shiny finish makes them look as if they've just been washed with a gentle rain.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 7:53AM
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oldcrafty(8)

I totally love the look of the rocks. I have been more into rocks lately.....so thanks for sharing such a cool idea. The project floating around in my head is on a much bigger scale. I have an old wire frame deer, it is life size, so it is pretty BIG. It's not the flimsy kind you find at WM, it is a heavy duty one. I invision it being covered in rocks and mosaiced, BIG project and lots of weight so I really have to give it more thought and look for some advise before I start. But couldn't you just see how neat that would look?

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:06PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Great idea. Beautiful!
Kathy

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 8:49PM
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