Home Sweet Solutions: Build It
Create a Beautiful Centerpiece for Your Holiday Table
By The Editors for Home Sweet Solutions
Dress up your table for entertaining with the look of real wood using veneer and plain glass vases. It’s a simple project you can complete in a few hours.
What It Costs:
$27 + vases
What You’ll Need:
Cutting mat or cardboard
Band-It 1×4 red oak iron-on edging
Rust-Oleum wood stain, sunbleached
Cylindrical glass vases
1. Roll veneer around a cylindrical glass vase and cut it to length to allow a 2-inch overlap. (You can trim the veneer to the height of the vase or leave it slightly higher than the top of the vase.)
2. Leave the veneer unfinished or apply a stain (we used Sunbleached). Wipe away the excess stain and let dry.
3. Check that the steam feature is turned off on your iron and let it heat to the “cotton” setting. Roll the stained veneer around the vase and use a hot iron to bond the veneer to itself.
4. While the adhesive is still hot from the iron, roll the vase to place the seam against a hard surface and press down to seal the outside edge. Continue pressing until the surface cools.
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