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One vase, many different looks

November 6, 2010

I simply adore taking a simple glass vase + giving it many different personalities. Here I take decorative craft paper found at an art supply store, + wrap a plain glass vase to give it a whole new feel. We have also used wood veneer as a great textural style, as well.

Measure twice, cut once. Simply lie the vase on the back of the craft paper + with a pencil + a straight edge measure trace the width.  Ensure you allow for enough length to have an overlap of about an inch for the glue.

Here is the paper after the cuts.

Here you can see the wrap is very simple. Attach the starting point of the wrap with line of hot glue .  Dots can sometimes cause a bump in the paper.  From there, continue with a taunt wrap to the meet the starting point. Add another line of hot glue + attach.  What is wonderful about hot glue + glass is that when you are finished, it peels right off the vase, so you can use the vase over + over again.  A tip with larger width vases: you may need to add another line of hot glue half way through the wrap to keep the paper in place.

Examples of the finished wrapped vase.

This is one way to create many different looks + styles from one vase that can carry on to many different textures for any season or design preference.  I am just adoring this white craft paper popped against the dark dahlias for my Thanksgiving table, you?

The next post will be on how to pair many different vases in your centerpieces to make an easy – to-do design style with only a few flowers for the holiday.

images + design work: moi.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2010 7:23 pm

    Ohhhh, what a great idea, Christina and those dahlias are divine! Awesome idea for large scale and I love that the papers/vases are use-able with hot glue. Keep em coming!



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