This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Gorilla Glue Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Can someone please tell me what happened? Seriously. I’m so confused. I’m scratching my head. I’m looking at the clock. I’m checking and re-checking the calendar …
What happened to summer?
Where did it go?
How did I miss it?
Okay, that last one is a bit of a stretch. I did get a chance to dig my toes in the sand. Catch a few rays. And enjoy a few good meals outdoors with good company.
But wasn’t it just yesterday when we were caravaning it down to southern Indiana to pick our son up from college. And wasn’t it just last week when my daughter was nervously starting her first day as a volunteer junior camp counselor?
How could a full session of summer camp have come and gone?
Granted, we did squeeze in a quick vacation to Florida to spend time with my parents.
Which feels like ages ago.
Then, before we knew it, we were packing up my son and caravaning it back down to southern Indiana for his Sophomore year.
And if you need further proof that summer flew by, have you looked at the calendar lately? Because September 1st is this week!
And don’t even get me started on all the fun summer crafts and decorating and recipes and tours of my beloved Chicago I planned to share with you …
So before I’m forced to turn that calendar page to September, I’m squeaking in one fun, summery, easy driftwood project: A driftwood vase DIY …
Driftwood Vase DIY
Dollar store and/or thrift store vase
Driftwood flat pieces (I purchased mine here)
Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle
Step 1: Start with your materials. Driftwood (I found mine at an Etsy shop), a dollar store vase, a rubber band and … the literal glue that holds this all together … Gorilla Super Glue new Brush & Nozzle product (which you can find at hardware and home center stores nationwide). The Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle is ideal for almost any surface and can bond plastic, wood, metal, ceramic, rubber, leather, paper and more!
Step 2: Start by wrapping the rubber band around the vase and dry fitting your driftwood pieces. Choose ones with the flattest back possible to ensure a stronger bond.
Step 3: I decided I wanted the bottoms of the driftwood pieces to be straight, so I cut some with my miter box.
And for the thinner pieces, I simply trimmed the ends with my clippers.
Step 4: Time for glue. I love that the Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle product offers the option of either brush or nozzle — or both! I used the brush for this project and generously brushed glue onto the vase. The formula is thick – perfect for boding wood to glass – and the brush applicator means less mess!
Step 5: I then I added the driftwood. I held each one for about 20 seconds to make sure it was dry.
And I just continued around the vase.
Step 6: Add water and flowers. And enjoy a little piece of summer to last you through the year!
And here’s the best part of today’s blog post: Gorilla Super Glue is giving away a $250 Visa gift card! You can enter here …
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Thanks for a great giveaway! Which school in IN does your son attend?
Sherry No Minimalist Here says
Cute idea for a plain vase! Thanks for the giveaway.
Brooke L says
Thanks for the giveaway!
Gorilla Glue is my go-to glue for just about every task.
What a quick and simple project.
Thank you for this giveaway opportunity. Can never have too much glue.
super cute! i need to make these
We love Gorilla Glue here too. Actually, all of the Gorilla products have a place in our home! We’re always fixing something.
Simple but elegant project! Very doable. I can’t believe summer is nearly over. Must wear white pants today since its the end of summer.
I’m giving you and LOL because I’m sitting here in my white shorts! 🙂
lynn zukowski says
love the driftwood vase idea- simple yet elegant. sad because all my hydrangeas were shredded in the last hail storm we had- Calgary Alberta.
That is sad! I can’t seem to get my own to grow here in Chicago – mostly because I have a black thumb! So I bought mine at the grocery store! 🙂
Gayle S says
What a lovely piece for my home at the beach!! And Gorillla glue with a brush….. Who knew??? Love it! ❤️
I know, right? It’s the best!!!
I feel your pain about the fast moving summer. I’m in mourning and already planning for the warm weather to return. I like the simple driftwood vase and the hydrangeas are beautiful. Gorilla glue with a brush is BRILLIANT!
Gilmer Gal says
Oh wow! So simple, yet super elegant. Love it and now I need to go to the lake for some driftwood!
Susan Blumenshein says
What a good idea! Love it!
I really like this vase! And Gorilla Glue is a must-have in our house, for sure.
Great project! I love simple diys like this that make such a statement. Thanks for sharing!
CINDY BROOKS on gleam
Loved the vase so easy & quick to do
June @ QuiltQuest says
What a fun way to preserve the summer! Thanks for the chance!
Laurie Devers says
This is a great idea! I think I’ll add a few shells collected at the beach. This means I’ll have summer and the beach at home whenever I need it!
Love that idea! 🙂
micaela6955/Michele P says
I love to go to the beach looking for driftwood and sea glass, I might have to make something similar since this is a nice unique design.
Thanks! And I love that you can find driftwood and sea glass at your beach! Okay, I’m totally jealous!!! 🙂
I love how the vase turned out, would definitely like to try making one too 🙂
Thank you! They really are easy to make after you “dry fit” the driftwood. 🙂
laura janning says
i just love the look of anything driftwood. when we went to the beach this year of course i couldn’t find any. i did find some at the lake but not enough to do something so pretty like this.