Showing posts with label vases. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vases. Show all posts

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Upcycling: decoupage vases

I saw some decoupage vases online the other day and wanted to give decoupaging a try. My first attempt looked similar to a grade school craft. You know, when you cover a jar with torn pieces of tissue paper with a lot of glue. I decided to go with the “less is more” rule and started over with a new design.

For the first vase, I cut thin strips of rice paper and decoupaged them in a vertical stripe pattern.

The small vase is a shout out to the bunting / garland craze and the third vase also uses thin strips of paper but in a sun burst pattern.

You can use your vases for decorative objects or storage containers.

A little tissue paper, glue and a jar and you can take a grade school craft to a new level.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Upcycling: inspiration vases

You know those days you need a boost and another cup of coffee just doesn’t do the trick? Today, I needed an extra dose of inspiration so I decided to make something that would inspire me visually and with words.

I printed out some inspirational quotes and framed them.

I added four little vases and placed them on top of each quote.

This project can be created with any size frame and any type of vase. You can use a small single frame with a tiny vase for place cards or party favors.

For this project, the frame was purchased at the 99 cent store and the vases were a sweet find at my favorite thrift shop.

The cuttings were borrowed from my neighbors – I’m sure they won’t mind…