Tissue Paper Vases
With the Easter holidays in touching distance and the weather looking pretty grim, I thought it would be an ideal time to share another of our go to craft activities: tissue paper vases. I love these. I seriously love these. I think that they can add a really sweet touch to a room and they look fab when filled with daffodils or other spring time blooms. When we came to sell our house (one day I will forget the trauma and stop writing about it) I used these around our old home and I honestly believe that they helped to build a very friendly, welcoming, happy feel for our potential buyers.
Anyway, they are so super quick and easy to make, and fun too. If you want to extend the activity you could even make tissue paper flowers to add to them!
So, this is what you need:
Tissue paper (assorted colours).
An empty glass jar (pasta sauce type size works well, or a larger jam jar).
PVA glue mixed with a little water (I use a plant saucer for this).
A paint brush (optional).
1. Dip or brush strips of the tissue paper with the glue.
2. Press them gently on to the jar, taking care not to leave too much excess glue.
3. Repeat above steps until your glass is covered.
4. Leave to dry out of reach.
5. Voila! You have your vase.
If you do decide to make flowers too, my chosen method is normally to twist a folded piece of tissue paper onto the end of a pipe cleaner. Again, assorted colours for that look really nice.
What’s your favourite craft activity?
P.S. these also make great alternative Easter presents for family or friends. If you do make any be sure to let me know, I would love to see them!
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