Monday, April 18, 2011

Chic & Affordable Centerpieces; The Wrapped Vase...

Trying to plan a gorgeous party but strapped by a tight budget? Now you can have all of the lovely luxury of an expensive, professionally designed floral centerpiece without the hefty price tag.

Believe it or not, these are actually just wrapped glass cylinders (which can be found in a multitude of sizes at your local Dollar Tree for only $1 a piece!)  Don't have that spare change lying around?  No worries, you can cover your old coffee tins & soup cans instead.  

Cover them up with fabric, decorative paper, wrapping paper, wallpaper, or even lace and you have a chic and cheap centerpiece at a fraction of the cost!

The trick is to stick to around three per table, all of varying sizes and different patterns that compliment the overall scheme of your party.  Hit up your local Trader Joe's or discount flower market and arrange the vases know you've always wanted to embrace your inner floral designer!

Here are a few to admire & inspire....

Cover them in wrapping paper...

Or wrap them in decorative stock paper...

Or even embossed wallpaper...

Or why not try a simple textured fabric?

How about some white stenciled burlap?

Or even lace...

And who says you have to stick to flowers?

Even your crafting room could use a little fancying...

There you have it!  And why limit yourself to special events when you can enjoy these wrapped beauties year round?  Just change out the paper or fabric with every new holiday or season...or whenever you feel inspired and you will have a fresh design to renew the soul of your inner craftinista!!  

Stay tuned for tomorrow's simple tutorial on how to create a few of these lovelies all by yourself and you'll be delighting in an artful & affordable fresh flower Spring paradise before you know it!



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