Possible injuries: two or three blisters (if using a hot glue gun) You can also use E6000, but then you run the risk of getting a little loopy from the fumes or possibly gluing your fingers together a few times.
Time: approximately 3 hours
an old vase
old hardware (I raided my parents basement for this, and also bought some from the Restore for about 25 cents a pound)
spray paint (in keeping with the mixed metal theme of this project, I chose a metallic copper spray paint)
hot glue gun and sticks
3. When the vase is dry, remove the masking tape. Lay your vase down on its side and start gluing on your hardware. Be sure to vary the different metals and sizes evenly throughout the vase.
When you're finished, add some flowers and enjoy your feeling of accomplishment.