Simple Washi Tape Vases {Teacher’s Appreciation Gifts}

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Teacher’s Appreciation Week is next week at my sons’ elementary school.  I needed a gift that would be special and would make the teachers’ smile. And, I needed a gift that would require very little time to create. As I strode by the recycling bin, I grabbed some jars and had a wild idea.

Materials:

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  • Recycled jars
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Flowers

Instructions:

Are you ready? This is complicated, so pay attention! (You know I’m kidding, right?!) [Read more...]

Hanging Beaded Glass Flower Vases

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Happy Independence Day America!

A few weeks ago I attended a birthday party for my niece at The Scrap Exchange in Durham. My kids had to drag me kicking and screaming out of there because I was in creative nirvana. There were all kinds of little gems of creativity. Bottlecaps, rolls of paper, extra tiles, scraps of fabric, stencils, etc. It was like being a kid in a candy store! One of the many things that caught my eye were these little glass vases. I brought a few of them to the register and the lady asked if I really only wanted three of them. Then she explained that they cost $1 each or $10 for the whole case!

So, I bought the whole case (it was a no brainer.)

But, what the heck would I do with 48 teeny glass bottles? I ended up using some to make these beauties. [Read more...]