This vase is easy to make and makes good use of one thing that I am sure that we all have a lot of….scraps of wrapping paper. You could easily do this with any sort of paper, but I happen to love the sturdiness and beautiful print of wrapping paper. Plus, who doesn’t LOVE fresh blooms scattered around the house in the summer time?
Scrap pieces of wrapping paper
First, cut your wrapping paper into 1 inch squares.
Working on a half of the vase at a time, paint the plastic glass with a thin layer of glue.
Quickly place wrapping paper squares onto the glue.
Overlapping as you go around the entire vase.
Once the entire vase is covered in paper and no plastic shows through, paint a final layer of glue over all of the paper pieces.
The vase will look milky with the glue over the paper, but don’t worry.
After a few hours of drying in the sun, the glue will be clear again, and ready to be filled with a fresh bouquet of happiness.
Julia Daby is a Registered Nurse who lives happily with her husband and little boy in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She enjoys crafts of all kinds, eating good food, reading, and being outdoors. Most important of all….she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a small store on etsy and she blogs about life, family and creativity at Adirondack Mama.