Vintage Paper Vases
“A picture may be worth a thousand words, but words can create a pretty picture, too,” writes Bethany Lyttle for Country Living, where we find our first project. “That’s what stylist Paul Lowe set out to celebrate when he determined to make artful use of books and letters that, too often, end up in the trash.”
While you can’t put water or flowers in these vases, they are lovely enough to hold their own in any stylish home. This simple Paper Vase craft by Country Living (it starts at slide 8) requires a book, a pencil, scissors, cardboard, hot glue, and some mad skills with a craft knife.
Start by creating an outline of a typical vase shape, then cut it into a book with the covers removed. You will finish with an “accordion” of paper that forms the rounded shape. It is a simple four-step process that might even have this novice crafter getting out the hot glue gun.
Following Country Living‘s example, try varying the size and shape of the vases you create for exciting arrangements and versatility.