Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vases & Flowers

I have a new love of vases & flowers, so I thought I'd show you a few!  There's a couple I've bought (of course on clearance!) and then some that I made - so fun :)  For now, they're on display in our office which means I get to enjoy them as I write this! 

Traditions



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I found the idea on Pinterest for these vases that I made and they've turned out pretty well so far.  The best part is that they were super cheap & easy to make!  Just re-use a glass bottle, put craft clue on it, & wrap it in yarn.  Easy as that!  I added my own touch to it, by using some cute embelishments that I got at Michaels (also on clearance, btw!).

I made another orange colored one over the weekend, which is at my aunt's hair shop, so I don't have a picture of that one.  It's pretty similar to these, but I also added a string of fun looking beads to decorate the neck of the bottle. 

Here's how I've really got that wall decorated:

I love these flowers!  The fun multi-colored ones are actually made out of paper & are so cute!  I found them at Hobby Lobby (again on clearance - notice a theme?!) & fell in love with them!

The gray vase I found last fall at Target - on clearance :) 

I had to take a picture of this picture - I actually shot it in South Africa several years ago.  They were breathtakingly beautiful flowers that I spotted while climbing down the side of a mountain.  I know it's hard to tell on here, but they really are gorgeous!

Linking to the following parties:
http://www.mommybydaycrafterbynight.com/2012/06/ta-da-tuesday-link-party-41.html
http://www.livelaughrowe.com/live-laugh-linky-13/
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2012/06/wow-us-wednesdays-69.html
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/06/transformation-thursday-no-155.html
http://www.linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
http://akadesign.ca/?p=9071
http://thriftydecorating-nikkiw.blogspot.com/2012/06/thrifty-thursday-63.html
http://www.yesterdayontuesday.typepad.com/
http://makingtheworldcuter.com/
http://www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/
http://www.the36thavenue.com/
http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/05/do-something-crafty-42/
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/06/04/made-by-you-monday-103/
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5 comments:

Kylie Helm said...

These vases are gorgeous! I've seen a similar project to this before, but these look so classy and perfect! Great job!

-Kylie
absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

Colejo32 said...

Thanks, Kylie! They were a lot of fun to make & I especially enjoyed putting my own little twist on them :)

Liz - Imageremix said...

Thanks for coming by Quirky Vistas today and leaving me a sweet comment. I'm loving the bottles you made and the look of your shelves with the flowers, bottles and the framed picture. The colors are so pretty. I bet those flowers in South Africa were so cool in person because they are gorgeous in the photo. The color combo is so intriguing.
Liz

Colejo32 said...

I just realized I never responded to you! Thanks so much for your sweet comments too! Yeah, they were absolutely gorgeous in person :D

postbox said...

For long-stemmed flowers—like roses or sunflowers, use a tall, slender vase. You don't need many blossoms to create a striking look.