An Easy No-Mess White Marble Vase

(c) JuleChu Lifestyle

(c) JuleChu Lifestyle

I’m still in the middle of organizing my vanity; getting rid of things I don’t need and finding a place for the things I do. I’ve been using empty candle jars to store small beauty items like cotton swabs and tweezers. But, I wanted something a bit bigger to hold my make-up brushes. White marble décor items seem to be a really trendy lately. I like the look of a white marble vase, but couldn’t seem to find one in the size I needed for a reasonable price. So, I made one myself and thought I should share in case anyone else is looking for something similar. I used a vase from a dollar store and a sheet of white marble contact paper for this DIY. You can also use a drinking glass if you need a smaller vessel to hold things like pens. It is really easy to make and easy to tidy up after.

Here's what you need:

- Scissors

- Marker

- Cylindrical vase/glass

- Roll of white marble contact paper from the dollar store or home hardware store

Here's what to do (slideshow below):

  1. Open the roll of contact paper with the design facing down and line the edge of the contact paper with vase. Then, roll the vase along it’s circumference with the contact paper and use the marker to mark where the starting edge of the contact paper meets the ending edge.

  2. Make a second marking 1 inch beyond your original marking and cut along that line. This will give you the length of contact paper you need to wrap around the vase.

  3. Now, line the bottom edge of the contact paper with the bottom edge of the vase. At the top of the vase, make a mark 1 inch above the opening of the vase and cut along that line. This will give you enough contact paper for the height of the vase.

  4. Starting with one end, peel the backing off the contact paper and carefully align it to the vase and roll until you reach the end of the contact paper.

  5. At the top of the vase, cut slits into the contact paper to about ¼ inch above the rim of the vase

  6. Fold each section between the slits down into the interior of the vase, smoothing down the rim as you go.

  7. Et voilà!


I hope I did a good enough job of explaining how it’s done. Don’t forget to share if you decide to make a vase as well. I’d love to see yours on Pinterest or Instagram!