Quick and Easy Table Decor: Covered Vase

This is filed under “Why didn’t I think of that?”.  Here’s a quick way to add instant impact to your centerpiece vases: cover them with placemats. Home by Sunset has the step-by-steps on how to do this super-easy, super-inexpensive project to take your centerpieces from nice to WOW. (Found via Heavy Petal – a really cool gardening blog.)


I can picture using some really neat beaded or capiz shell mats or how about a gorgeous shantung? Brocade? Start searching at home & bath stores for interesting finds (especially in the clearance bins). So, I’m thinking how awesome the placemats are and … hmmm, wouldn’t vases be cool wrapped with:

  • Vellum (printed and solids available from Martha Stewart Crafts, Paper Source)
  • Grasscloth
  • Sheets of moss (available at craft stores and floral supply houses)
  • Rich, textured fabrics
  • Hot wrapping papers (think Whimsy Press, eieio, Midori)
  • Vintage wallpapers (eBay!)
  • Modern/contemporary wallpapers (Nama Rococo, Design Public)
  • Sheets of punched tin
  • Tree bark or wood laminate sheets
  • Rows of ribbon in coordinating colors and different sizes. (I love this one! This was actually a candidate for the 1st DIY book but didn’t quite fit.)


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