Showing posts with label vase. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vase. Show all posts

Friday, April 1, 2011

Upcycling: bamboo placemat vase

Here’s a simple idea that changes the look of a plain vase instantly.

Use a placemat and wrap it around a cylinder shaped vase. Tie it with a piece of ribbon or twine and you have a whole new look.

 
I found this bamboo placemat with amazing colors at the Dollar Store.
If you don’t have a cylinder shaped vase, wrap your placemat around a jar or water bottle. Super easy with super results.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Dirt: seed strip garland gift

Here’s an idea for your next party favor or house warming gift.

Make a seed strip garland and wrap it around a bottle or vase.  Add directions and you have a nice, useful gift.

Here’s how you can make this project:

Seed Strip Garland:
  • Cut out pieces of newspaper or other recyclable paper into leaf shapes. I used  telephone book white pages.
  • Make a paste out of flour and water - approximately one tablespoon of flour and two tablespoons of water.
  • Using the paste and a small paint brush, glue a seed to each paper leaf. Let dry thoroughly.
  • Glue the leaves to a piece of string to make a garland.


 

Vase:
  • Recycle an old bottle and wrap the seed strip garland around the vase.
  • Add planting and care instructions.
The seed strips are meant to be planted with the paper and string. The seeds are then evenly spaced in your garden and paper and string will eventually compost.

This is a nice low-cost gift that can be used for a variety of gift-giving occasions.

If you want to raise the wow-factor, put your vase and garland in a basket and add gardening tools, gloves or other fun items.





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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Upcycling: faux snow globe

I wanted to make a snow globe during the holidays but I didn’t have a few key ingredients, namely, glycerin and epoxy. You can find tutorial to make your own snow globe if you just Google “make a snow globe”.  I was planning on buying those items but never got around to it.

In the meantime, I made a faux snow globe. It’s not really a snow globe because there’s no snow, or water, or winter scene.


But I love how this turned out. All I did was arrange some twigs and flowers from the garden on a flower frog. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I covered it with a round vase.

 
I was going to spray a little canned snow on the arrangement but I was in the mood for a little color and left the snow off.

 This is ready to display - you just can’t shake it.





 
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