DIY Budget-Friendly Serena & Lily Vase Dupe


This DIY budget-friendly project will show you exactly how to transform a thrift or dollar store vase into an amazing Serena & Lily dupe using simple paint and a little creativity.

Ever swooned over the beautiful vases at Serena & Lily, but were shocked at the price tag? You’re not alone! Their Poetto Vase is gorgeous and a home decor staple. However, the price tag did not fit my budget. What if you could create a stunning look-alike for a fraction of the cost? Well, you can, my sweet friend!

If you have been following me for a while, you have seen me create knockoffs from big-name stores for a fraction of the cost. My urn filler projects have been a favorite of many. Check out these Beautiful Easy Spring DIY FAUX Urn Fillers. I also had this DIY Spring Urn Filler. You could not tell the tulips were not real unless you touched them.

Like many of you, I’m about creating a beautiful home without blowing the budget. That’s why I love DIY projects, especially when it comes to home decor accents

Let me show you how to save money and get beautiful items for your home too. It requires a few items for this project. Here is an easy step-by-step tutorial to make this budget-friendly vase.

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DIY Serena & Lily Dupe Vase: Gather Your Supplies

1. Creating A Clean Line

Poetto Vase Knock off

It is important to run your finger around the edge of the tape. Frog Tape will give you a nice crisp clean line with no bleed-through when properly adhered to the glass.

2. Apply Slick Stick

Serena & Lily Poetto Vase Knock Off 2

Dixie Belle’s Slick Stick is a bonding agent that will help paint adhere to glass, metal, and slick surfaces. You can even paint PVC, laminate, and other slippery surfaces.

Serena & Lily Poetto Vase Knock Off

It is easiest to turn the glass canister upside down. Apply a generous coat of Slick Stick around the area where you want the paint to adhere to the surface.

This step is important, you must let the Slick Stick dry for at least 2-3 hours before applying the second coat.

3. Apply The Second Coat of Slick Stick

Serena & Lily Poetto Vase Dupe 2

Apply the second and final coat of the Slick Stick. After the second coat, you MUST ALLOW IT TO DRY FOR 24 HOURS before painting.

If you rush this project, the paint will not properly adhere and will peel or crack.

4. Applying The Paint

Serena & Lily Poetto Vase DIY Knock Off 3

For this project, Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint in the color Whitecap was used. This paint has a built-in primer, paint, and top coat. It is also self-leveling for a smooth surface.

Poetto Vase Dupe (3)

Apply two coats of paint over the Slick Stick painted area. Allow the first coat to dry for at least 2 hours before applying the final coat. After the second you need let it to dry for 24 hours before using it as a vase. You will need to let the paint to cure.

Poetto Vase Dupe (1)

Look how beautiful the Serena & Lily Vase Dupe turned out! It was an easy DIY knock-of-vase project. The best part, it cost a fraction of the Serena & Lily Vase!

The key is to let the Slick Stick dry for 24 hours before adding the paint. It must cure for 24 hours after the last coat of paint too. Rushing this project could cause your paint to peel or crack.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to DIY. Let’s unleash your inner designer and create a more budget-friendly home decor item that is more affordable.

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    1. Donna, Slick Stick is the ticket. If not the paint would bubble up and slide off the vase. It helps the paint to adhere to a slick surface.

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