DIY Vases

Well after an hour of bickering with el laptopo archao, and a carefully calculated restart, my Internet pages will load and there are images on my blog!

In celebration, I’m posting my DIY vases. They were created two or three weeks ago with some collected cans, dark grey spray paint, and ribbon. Oh, and some dried and/or dying flowers.

I’m pretty happy with how they turned out and how they pull the room together (even without curtains).

Now that I’ve finished three DIY vases, and am so happy with them, I want to make more.

However, being quite attached to reality, I also know I cannot have random vases all over the house. The positive “pulling together” I’m experiencing right now will no doubt be squandered and I don’t know how I would recover from that loss.

Also, I don’t have any more ribbon. Or cans. You know how it is.

So for now, I’m going to hold off on the vases, but I have lots more ideas (good ones too) for more, should the opportunity present itself.

I probably only have time for one more project before I leave on my trip to Malta. It’s not yet decided what said project will be, but it will probably involve my five-year-old apprentice again, and something messy. That’s how I roll.

Where I keep looking to when I think of my Crafty Projects, is to a big, gaudy, mirror I traded for in order to get rid of a bookshelf. I felt the shelf didn’t fit my place yet still wanted it to go to a good home. Little did I know I needed to strike a deal in the form of a heavy, red leather encased mirror to make that dream a reality.

What I would like to do with the mirror is use it. And stencil a nice black design onto the red leather to hopefully dial it down a bit. Maybe it will work?