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Decorative Flower Vase
Take an old, unused flower vase and create a gorgeous designer version using paper and spray paint.

Posted by Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca from London, Ontario, Canada • Published See Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a paper planter. Create A Decorative Flower Vase... With Paper! - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you'll want to create one to several paper flowers in varying sizes. This image shows a simple tutorial on how to make your own out of cardstock - or you can follow this link for a larger image: http://100things2do.ca/how-to-make-paper-flowers/

  • How to make a paper planter. Create A Decorative Flower Vase... With Paper! - Step 2
    Step 2

    You'll want to wash down and dry your vase thoroughly to remove any dust, oils or residue.
    Use your hot glue gun and apply your paper flower/s to your vase in a winding path. You can use 1 flower or twenty small ones - whatever your taste.

  • How to make a paper planter. Create A Decorative Flower Vase... With Paper! - Step 3
    Step 3

    You will be able to see the glue on the inside of the vase, but don't worry - this is the part that holds the stems and water anyways.

  • How to make a paper planter. Create A Decorative Flower Vase... With Paper! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Apply several light coats of gloss spray paint (in your choice of colour). Try to get into all the little nooks and crannies so that no paper is left showing.

  • How to make a paper planter. Create A Decorative Flower Vase... With Paper! - Step 5
    Step 5

    The gloss paint will add a nice shine to your piece and give it the look of an expensive ceramic vase - but without the price tag.

  • How to make a paper planter. Create A Decorative Flower Vase... With Paper! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fill with flowers, or leave it as a stand-alone - this is a pretty statement piece either way.

  • How to make a paper planter. Create A Decorative Flower Vase... With Paper! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Note: even though the flowers are covered with layers of spray paint, this project can't be submersed in water - washing will have to be done on the inside, with only a light wipe to the outside.

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