Hello all! I come to you live, on this Sunday, not my usually scheduled programming around here. I am making an exception for a really exciting home decor hop! This one is by Hometalk and is DIY My Spring! The project I am sharing in this is glass vase and wrapping paper craft. If you are not familiar with the set-up, myself and tons of other home decor bloggers will be sharing their Spring crafts. You will be able to see all of their wonderful posts at the end of mine, the bottom of this page. If you are new here, Hi, welcome! I am so excited to have you along for this Spring craft! I am Emily, I share all things home related. Except recipes because I struggle to even make an omelet. Other than that, I am all over it, crafts, DIY, furniture builds, upcycles, home improvements. You name it and I have done it, thought about it or am planning to do it. I post daily because that is what I limit myself to, I am bursting at the seams and could talk home decor multiple times a day. However, unlike me you all have lives so I limit to once a day posting.
When I heard that there was going to be Spring blog hop I was not sure what to share, I adore spring (because it means winter, cold, snow, and more cold is gone). I decorate in tons of bright colors year round so Spring is kind of a big deal to me. I automatically thought of flowers, and how I display them around here in my collection of glass vases. I have glass, clear, colored, hurricane, big, small… I buy all of mine secondhand in thift stores or rummage sales. None of them all match, but they work.
To round out the rest of the supplies for this I am using wrapping paper purchased on clearance at Target, cork ribbon, and a bunch of silk flowers. All you need for this, other than the supplies is tape and wire cutters or heavy duty scissors. Other than that you are good!
I set each flower in a vase, to figure out placement. I kept in mind height and color when deciding what went where. For example I did not want two tall vases with the same grass, or all tall with greenery. I wanted the perfectly imperfect look for this to work.
Going along with planning things out I also wanted to be aware of what paper would go where. I had 6 vases and 3 different wrapping papers, so obviously 2 vases per paper. Making sure similar sized vases got different paper.
Once I was sure of the placement of paper to vase I cut down any silk flower stems that were too long. This feels weird to do, I explained it last week but it all comes down to “ruining” something that is freshly purchased. Not the old, worn down secondhand purchases I upcycle. These are shiny and new silk flowers. But, to make them work for me I cut some of the stems down using clippers.
Now the grass sits at perfect height to the vase. It reminds me of one of those Chia pets. If you don’t remember those, you will for sure remember the song from the infomercials “cha, cha, cha, Chira!” If you still don’t remember you are too young to be reading this and should be in bed! I can’t be held responsible for the delinquency of a minor.
The next step to Spring-ify these vases is to add the fun paper. I set the vase down, rolled the paper around it and marked where I needed to cut.
Once cut, set the plat side all the way to the bottom of the vase and tape it. You can use glue also, but because I have commitment issues to all things home decor and cannot have this vase and wrapping paper stay in holy matrimony until death do they part (or one of my kids breaks it) I need to have options. Using tape allows me to enjoy it this season, but gives me a good exit strategy if something hot and young comes along. I was ready to marry at 21, have kids by 22, but gluing this paper to the vase and making it permanent is too much for me.
Fold the extra paper over the top and into the glass. This gives it a nice finish and also helps the paper to not get ripped.
I am loving this glass vase and wrapping paper craft so much!
I am not sure if you noticed but I have two vases that are not like the rest of the clear glass hurricanes. “One of these things is not like the other”. Which is fine, using the wrapping paper for this actually helps. I am able to camouflage all of the vases to have the appearance of them being the same.
Cut like normal, but be sure to keep the cut edges straight for this one. There is no folding of the wrapping paper into the vase.
Tape it to the vase and leave the top as is. If someone smushes their hands onto the top of this vase they would be able to tell it has a faux top. And you would be able to tell they are home decorating jerks who smush tops of vases. No one needs that kind of negativity in their life. If you have no top-of-vase-smushers in your life than your secret of not all matching vases will go unnoticed.
Here are the glass vase and wrapping paper in all their glory. I wanted to add a little bit more to them before I called them done.
I purchased this cork tape from Michaels craft store. So cute and easy to use, peel and stick.
I set it on various spots on each vase. I had a polka dotted one and a chevron patterned one.
Now I can call these glass vase and wrapping paper craft done! I love the staggered height and varying colors. It screams Spring to me in the best way!
I think they work clustered like this. You can set them in the center of a table setting for a beautiful Spring tablescape.
I decided to put them on my fireplace mantel in my living room. My fireplace is massive and figuring out a way to decorate it can be a challenge. I don’t want to have too many little things on it, or just one big thing on it. I think these vases adds a great visual, and love the layered look.
Oh, these colors are stunning! Who knew clearance wrapping paper could feel so fancy?!
These silk tulips are so dreamy.
I will be sharing my Spring home tour later this month, be sure to look out for that. It will be another group effort, which means you just get to sit back and get your spring home tour on.
Today you get to get your DIY, my Spring on with the lovely people at Hometalk and the other home decor bloggers who will absolutely make your home decorating heart go pitter-patter. Your’s reacts that way too, right? Of course it does, that is why you are here. Have fun perusing the others and look out on social media for the #DIYMySpring hashtag on social media to see some of the others posting their Spring projects.