Hello, CSI Project Readers, hello! This is Christine, from Christine & Co. I am feeling pretty "big time" that these talented ladies have invited me to share a project with you. As a crafting blogger, I would have to describe myself as equally obsessed with recycling materials and exciting new embellishments. I think that this vase showcases both of my favorites.
I don’t know about you, but I could swim in that color blue! Let me show you how this started out.
This is the inside cylinder for some industrial vinyl or some other material that I found at a local recycle shop. To make it into a container, I traced one end onto sturdy cardboard to make a bottom.
I used to Gorilla Glue to attach it, which is daring for me. Gorilla Glue and I don’t typically get along, so I carefully followed the directions and used it sparingly. It worked out perfectly, and I’m glad to report that Gorilla Glue and I have reached a friendly understanding!
I trimmed my scrapbook paper so that the edges would extend outside the cylinder. I carefully applied Hard Coat Mod Podge a little at a time, and smoothed the paper around the cylinder.
I cut the ends into a fringe, applied more Mod Podge, and secured the flaps neatly.
I punched out a two inch circle and covered the bottom, so that it was neat. For the top, I neatly Mod Podged the fringed pieces inside. During the drying time, I measured and cut my molding.