Saturday, February 25, 2012

Make your own Vase

I am decorating my baby's bedroom. I've seen tons of really cute ideas and had a terrible time deciding what to do. Finally I decided on Safari themed! Not your regular baby animal safari themed baby room, more like a grown up safari room. So after I finally decided I started looking for the stuff I wanted to fill the room with on the Internet but of course EVERYTHING was soooo expensive. Which I am now thankful for because it gave me the opportunity to bust out my craftyness and get started:) First thing I decided to attack was a floor vase....

What I used:
~2 pieces of poster board(so happy I happened to grab white, I thought it wouldn't matter and almost grabbed the neon green. Even though I covered it really well the neon would have defiantly been noticeable)
~Scotch tape
~Hot glue gun
~2 rolls of twine
~Dog for moral support



With my hubby's help we were able to form the paper into the shape I wanted...



After I got my vase shape I started from the bottom with my twine and glued and wrapped my way to the top. I used tons of glue because I didn't want any chance of it coming undone. I should have taken more pics but I was on a roll;) The end product is by far perfect but its the look I wanted and I love it since its home made. Oh and if you're wondering it is very sturdy, the rope helped make it really solid and tough.


My total cost: $9.70
Compared to similar vase I found online for $62.99 (not including shipping)

2 comments:

  1. This is exactly what I'm looking for! The reason for making myself is the cost of department, craft or other stores. Just not willing to spend hundreds on a vase! Thank you for the inspiration! Sue :)

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