DIY my Spring, glass vase and wrapping paper craft

simepl vase revamp with title

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.

before vase redo

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!

spring craft ideas

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.

matching wrapping paper

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.

cutting fake grass

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.

shortwer grass

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.

measuring paper out

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.

taping paper

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.

folding paper over

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.

paper vase

I am loving this glass vase and wrapping paper craft so much!

glass vase redo

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.

wrapping paper on vase

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.

making vase match

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.

vases almost done

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.

cork ribbon

I purchased this cork tape from Michaels craft store. So cute and easy to use, peel and stick.

adding cork detail

I set it on various spots on each vase. I had a polka dotted one and a chevron patterned one.

vase project

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!

silk flowers

glass hurricane redo

I think they work clustered like this. You can set them in the center of a table setting for a beautiful Spring tablescape.

living room spring decor

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.

red flowers

vase redo

Oh, these colors are stunning! Who knew clearance wrapping paper could feel so fancy?!

paper home decor craft

These silk tulips are so dreamy.

spring living room

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.

spring craft

DIY spring craft with title'

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.

simepl vase revamp with title



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56 Comment

  1. Great project! Love all the papers you chose!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you!

  2. I love how these turned out! Clever upcycle!

    1. Emily says: Reply


  3. I love how your project came out — I have to try this!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thanks! Have fun making your own!

  4. Holly says: Reply

    HI Emily – Succulents and pretty wrapping paper – LOVE! Visiting as a fellow contributor to #DIYMySpring. Hope your week is full of sunshine! Hugs, Holly

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you! I have loved seeing what everyone else created! I hope you have a great week!

  5. Looks like you painted all the vases. Came out so pretty! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Oh wow, I am not that good with paint Tee. The wrapping paper made this easy to do.

  6. These are so cute and springy, Emily! I love how they look on your mantel!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you so much Tiffany!

  7. This is such a fun and cute DIY project for spring. My cousins would love this.

    1. Emily says: Reply


  8. Orana says: Reply

    Those look really pretty! I especially like the one with the dry sticks. Beautiful work as always!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you! I wanted to add a little rustic element with the sticks. Thank you for the sweet words!

  9. Pinned! Such a pretty display! Thanks!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you for the support!

  10. Thanks for the idea. I have been covering boxes with scrapbook paper to make them look nicer for open storage, but wrapping paper would be much cheaper. Duh!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      I like the idea of covering boxes with paper, I am sure wrapping paper is a lot cheaper. Have fun creating!

  11. Cheri says: Reply

    What a clever idea. I love that this could be done for any season.

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thanks! I am looking forward to changing up the paper for the specific seasons.

  12. Finally made it around to seeing what everyone else is up to. What an easy upgrade and you could change it with the seasons! Your mantle pops. Love your new blog look 🙂 #DIYMySpring

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you so much Kim! I have not gotten to everyone’s crafts yet, but am enjoying going through them all.

  13. I love how the colors really brighten up your mantel, so pretty!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you!

  14. I love how pretty and simple this is. Love how easily it’s customizable too. Great job Emily 🙂

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thanks! I made these super easy to change out the paper, the possibilities are endless.

  15. At first I thought you used washi tape, but the wrapping paper is so much easier, lol! Very pretty!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      The wrapping paper is really easy and I get a ton of it to use.

  16. What a cute and creative way to revamp old flower vases. I love it.

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you Kim!

  17. Emily says: Reply

    These are very cute! I love how easy they look to make! What a simple idea to make such great decorations! Love it!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      They were super easy to make!

  18. Now this is my kinda DIY! Easy, fun but SUPER CUTE! I just really love these. I pinned so I could save for later 🙂 Visiting from the #DIYMySpring Blog hop!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Ha ha, this is a really easy DIY. I hope you have fun making your own!

  19. Thea says: Reply

    I can honestly say this spring project is one of a kind! I love the colours and I love how easy it is to put together! The possibilities are limitless! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you so much!

  20. Very cute Emily, I love the new pop of color. Pinning!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you so much April for the support and sweet words!

  21. Ali A says: Reply

    these look great! i’m so spring ready & cannot wait to see flowers sprouting up everywhere 🙂

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Ugh, I am so ready for Spring too! It will come eventually…

  22. Such a great idea!! I love the inexpensive way to add seasonal color. This would even work with tin cans…you’ve got the creative juices flowing here!! 😉

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Oh that is a great idea using tin cans. Thanks for that idea!

  23. I LOVE spring! I’ve been wanting to get some more greenery around the house and this is such a cute idea to decorate the cans you put the flowers in to add a pop of color at the same time. Definitely trying this out!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Have fun making your own! Spring is such a fun season to decorate for!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you!

  24. These turned out so pretty!

    1. Emily says: Reply


  25. agatha says: Reply

    Love this DIY craft and how it adds a touch of Spring and colour to the living room.

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you, I love to decorate for Spring!

  26. Oh this is such a clever use of wrapping paper- Love it and love the mix of color and pattern! I laughed out loud at your comment about a chia pet – I mentioned them in my post too and had the ad song in my head!
    Visiting from the blog hop

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Ha ha, I am happy I got you laughing. That song has a way of winding into your head and replaying again and again. I am so happy to have you here and part of this great hop!

  27. Becky says: Reply

    What a fun way to add color! Glad I found you through the spring blog hop!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you so much, I am so happy to have you here!

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