Friday, June 28, 2013

{Recycled Patriotic Vase}

Hey, y'all!  The Fourth of July is almost upon us, and today I have a great piece of easy-to-make decor for your mantel, table, or that you could give as a hostess gift.  (I originally shared this post at Through the Eyes of the Mrs.)
To make this patriotic vase, all you need is some type of container you'd like to recycle and some patriotic colored ribbon, fabric, paper and embellishments.
I had a small peanut container to reuse.  You could use a tin can or even something like a Pringles container.  I also pulled some ribbon, fabric, and an embellishment from my craft stash.  Once you have all the supplies, you can transform your container in three easy steps.
1.  Cover the outside of your container with paper using double stick tape.  I simply used brown craft paper, but scrapbook paper would look pretty too.
2.  Attach ribbon and fabric to your container with hot glue.
3.  Attach some type of embellishment as your finishing touch.  I had a wooden scrapbook embellishment that I thought was perfect for the FOURth of July.  :)
Then all that's left is to add flowers.
I cut some gardenias from my yard and put them in a small votive holder and put the votive holder in my vase.  (I wasn't sure if the peanut container was waterproof.)
Your decorated container doesn't just have to be a vase.  It would work great as a silverware holder too!  Before you throw away a container, take a good look at it to see if it's something that you can make into a festive piece of decor for your next get together.


  1. cute idea! I bet those gardenias smell delightful besides!
    happy day!

  2. Very cute! You're so clever ;)

  3. Sweet!! I love the 4 embellishment!! Great little idea!!

  4. This is adorable. I love recycling and coming up with cute ways to display! You nailed it.


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