Make cheery vases with scrapbook paper
04/12/2014 7:38 AM
04/13/2014 10:50 AM
Washi tape is so popular right now, but the patterns are limited, and buying many different patterns to mix and match can get costly.
Inspired by the look of colorful, patterned washi tape, I created these patterned paper vases using leftover pieces of scrapbooking paper and small bottles. A little strip of pattern can make anything look fresh and lovely.
Gather:• Little glass bottles or jars
• Patterned paper
• Craft glue
• Rubbing alcohol
1. Clean the outside of the glass bottles with rubbing alcohol to be sure there is no dirt or residue.
2. Pick out some fun coordinating patterned paper. I used paper from my Embellish by Dena Little Azalea Papercrafting Paper Pack.
3. Cut out strips of the different papers. I like to cut the strips with varying widths and edges for a fun mix and match look.
4. Lay out your strips to see which look best together before you start to glue anything.
5. Once you have your layout set up, begin gluing the backs of the strips and wrapping them around your bottles. Hold the ends for a minute to be sure the paper strips are secure.
You can use these pretty bottles as vases for your spring flowers like I did or for storing things like paintbrushes or cotton swabs. Add a personalized message and give as a gift or use as colorful party favors.
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