10 Minute Makeover: Flower Vase

title 2Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was filled with pleasure and relaxation. Ours was lovely despite quite a bit of rain in our area. Somehow we lucked out and the rain did not interfere with the timing of the outdoor activities.

On my regular Saturday visit to the local Farmers Market, I picked up some pretty flowers. I started arranging them in a cylindrical glass vase, but I wasn’t thrilled with the look. After checking my stash in search of an alternative container, I decided that it was time to complete a simple container makeover hack that I’ve been thinking about for a while. This was such a quick, inexpensive, and easy project and completely changed the look of my clear glass cylinder vase. In just 10 minutes my vase went from this ordinary cylinder

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to this tall textured bamboo one.

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Here’s how  I made the change. I started with a clear glass cylindrical vase and a bamboo slatted placemat from the dollar store.

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I removed the flowers from the vase and wrapped the placemat around it. The overlap was about 5 inches.

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I considered cutting off most of the overlap but ultimately I decided to leave it in case, at some point, I want to pull this apart and use the placemat on another container with a different diameter. I used a binder clip at the top to hold the desired circumference.

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Then I slipped the placemat off of the vase and attached a second binder clip at the bottom. It was pretty easy to make the top and bottom circumferences equal because I used the bamboo slats to line up the edge of the placemat correctly.

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At this point I had a placemat “tube” with the same circumference as the glass vase and the excess (overlap) of the placemat was like a flap hanging from the tube. I put small dots of hot glue along the edge of the placemat flap and then wrapped it over the tube and sealed it down.

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When the hot glue cooled, the binder clips were removed and I slid the bamboo placemat tube over the glass vase.

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Ready for flowers!

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And perfect for a season-transitioning vignette on our little table.

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