How to Turn Recycling into a Beautiful Vasecomments (22) April 8th, 2009
So, I just moved and my home is a chaotic jumble of boxes and stuff. I was at a loss for this week's post because my sewing desk is still in pieces and in various stages of being repainted, and all my embroidery materials are scattered to the four corners of my world. What to do? Why, take inspiration from my surroundings, of course! So channeling my inner Jeffery, I went to work on that cardboard and made something beautiful. Want to follow suit? Here's what to do!
- A jar (I used a 5-inch-tall old olive jar that was 8 inches around)
- X-Acto knife and scissors
- Measuring tools and self-healing cutting mat
Use only a small bead of glue on each cardboard brick so that the glue won't squeeze out the sides. This will keep the vase neat.
Once your jar is hidden, slide it out of the cardboard tube and allow the glue to dry overnight. This will ensure that the jar is removable for easy cleaning.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery
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