Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Vase

By CHT Media Created: February 9, 2013 Last Updated: February 14, 2013
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A customized vase for Valentine’s Day flowers. (CHT Media)

A customized vase for Valentine’s Day flowers. (CHT Media)

Dear Marc:
Valentine’s Day is coming up and I wanted to make something a little different this year for my wife. She loves getting flowers but she never has a vase to put them in. I thought it might be nice to give her a personalized vase this year with flowers. Any ideas?

Dear Stephen:
Valentine’s Day—it can be the most wonderful time of year or your biggest nightmare, depending on how much thought you put into it. No matter how we try to cover it up, our sweethearts always know if their Valentine’s gift is an afterthought or something that took time to plan. So it pays to put a little effort into making sure your valentine feels special!


One of my favourite gifts is a “poem vase,” made using Krylon Chalkboard Paint and a glue gun. We customized this project for Valentine’s Day with our choice of words, but the concept works for any occasion.


Vase painted with Krylon Chalkboard Paint. (CHT Media)

Vase painted with Krylon Chalkboard Paint. (CHT Media)

-- Glue gun
-- Glue sticks
-- Clear glass vase
-- Chalk
-- Krylon Chalkboard Paint


Step 1: Choose a saying or poem that you know your Valentine will enjoy. Using the glue gun, write the words with hot glue and let dry.

Step 2: Flip the vase upside down and spray two coats of Krylon Chalkboard Paint on the entire vase. Let dry.

Step 3: Bring the vase to your florist and ask them to create a beautiful floral arrangement.

Step 4: Using chalk, write a lovely note for your Valentine on the vase.

Marc Atiyolil is a celebrity designer, the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Home Trends Magazine, a design expert on CTV, host of the TV series DIY Hotline and the host of the Marc Atiyolil Show on To subscribe to Home Trends Magazine visit

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