Friday, December 14, 2012

~Santa's Little Bloggers~ Decorative Floral Vase

Hello all and thank you for stopping by Santa's Little Bloggers! I'm excited to be guest posting on Carries blog today! I have a fantastic homemade gift idea that I will be sharing with you today that I know you will love. Not only is this project great for the frugally minded gift giver, it's great for any gift recipient who wants to add a bit of flair to their current decor. This gift would look great on a shelf, mantle, counter or side table top. Let's take a look at what I will be sharing.

DIY Gift/Decoration: Decorative Floral Vase

Before we get to the project, I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself. I'm Julie and I blog over at This Gal Cooks about food, cooking and baking. I bet the name didn't give it away, did it? ;) I also have a small design business called Sweet Gal Designs so if you're looking for a sweet upgrade to your Blogger blog design, contact me!
Now, let's get onto the project!

Supplies needed
  • Glass vases (I picked mine up at Michael's for about $1.00 each)
  • Stones (I also picked these up at Michael's)
  • Artificial floral stems (try not to get anything too big and look for colors that you know your gift recipients will like. I went with red. It's a color loved by most!)
  • Wire cutters (these will be used to cut your stems, if needed)
  • Gift bags and tissue paper for packaging your gift.
Directions
  • Fill the bottom of each jar with the stones. I filled about 1-2 inches with stones, depending on the size and shape of my vases.
  • Hold the flower stems against the vases to determine the best height of the stems. Cut the stems if needed.
  • Add the flowers to the vases 
  • Put into gift bags with tissue paper
Your gift is ready for delivery!

Proudly shared at Santa's Little Bloggers Gift Series
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