It is the first week of May…do you know what that means?
Time to share a 10-Minute Decorating idea with you. This month the theme is Flowers. Ten other bloggers and I could come up with any decorating idea that used real or fake flowers as long as it could be done in 10 minutes or less.
I decided to give a seasonal makeover to a vase. I used real hydrangeas that I bought at the grocery store and paper to give a temporary change to a tall cylindrical vase I had on my mantel.
I usually keep a pillar style candle in each of these glass cylinder vases. To change things up a little, I removed 2 and kept one…
…and simply placed hydrangeas in it. Simple and pretty. I could leave it just like this, or I can embellish the glass with a few items from my craft supply stash.
I gathered some gift wrap that I found at HomeGoods and paper mesh at Walmart. A box of Glue Dots (one of the best inventions ever) along with some ribbon, string and raffia.
I cut the gift wrap 2 inches shorter then the height of the vase and attached it with Glue Dots on the back of the vase.
Embellish it more with ribbon to create another look.
Like farmhouse style? Instead of gift wrap use paper mesh and wrap string, twine or raffia around the vase.
When you tire of one look, you can easily change the cover for the season or a holiday. It is a great way to use up small pieces of gift wrap, wallpaper or any decorative paper or even fabric.
If you don’t have a flower vase like mine, you can still do this on any vase or glass jar as long as it has straight sides. Large pickle jars would work well.
If you missed the post where I showed how I made over the brick fireplace in my house to stone, you can find the post I wrote about it here:
It is part of a contest. If you would like to vote, you can do so here: Fireplace Mantel Makeover Contest All you need to do is click on the image with my fireplace mantel before and after photo.
The contest runs until May 20th. You can vote once a day. :-)
Thank you so much for not only reading, but if you have the time to vote… an extra thank you. XO
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