DIY: Glass Door Knob Bud Vases featured on Wedding Chicks

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Finding a new use for an old favorite is a daily goal.  As an owner of a vintage rental company, my specialty is dusting off buried treasures and breathing life and functionality into them.   I love watching the beauty resurface like it did for these re-purposed glass door knobs as mini bud vases.

This feature can be seen on Wedding Chicks today and I am thrilled!   Yes, these little beauties are for rent too.

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Here are my 5 easy steps to pretty little bud vases for your next vintage inspired event:

1.  Scour flea markets and yard sales for some dusty old door knobs!  Be sure to check for any sharp chips in the glass.

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

2. If you happen upon a set with the connecting rod in place, use a screwdriver to loosen the screw and the rod will drop out.

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

3.  Be sure to tighten once you’re done to avoid loose screws scattered on the dinner table!

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

4.  Decide whether you want to keep the patina on the metal.  If so, just wipe with a warm soapy cloth.  If you want them to shine, use a brass or metal cleaner and buff to a shine!

5.  Find your favorite flower, cut to size, drip a small amount of water in the door knob hole and spread them across the table.

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Two tips to make it look great!

  1. Place door knob bud vases next to votive candles and watch the pattern of the cut glass glow!
  2. Groups of three with coordinating flowers work great.

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC
Glass Door Knob DIY by Mandy Forlenza Sticos @ Little Vintage Rentals NYC

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