Thursday 27 February 2014

a quick & easy diy vase.

This probably doesn't really warrant an entire blog post about it, as it's a pretty straight forward DIY, but it may not be something you've thought about doing! 

Jars are so useful. Do you chuck your jars out? STOP IT. They can be used for so many things - trendy drinking glasses, putting homemade jams or salad dressings in, for storing buttons and bits, holding your pens and pencils, or your pretty flowers!

Plus, they're super easy to decorate. 

There are probably about a billion DIYs for jars over on Pinterest, but I just decided to whip up this easy peasy one after buying some new washi tape from Wilkinsons. Yes, you read that correctly. Wilkos sells adorable coloured tape. I'm definitely going back to buy more. 

All you need is a clean jar (as you can see, I couldn't get the label glue off this one.. it's going to be covered, so just make sure the rest of it is clean) some pretty tape, and a scalpel/craft knife/scissors.

I started with the yellow tape in the middle, lining it up as straight as I could. I continued with contrasting tape in varying thicknesses, and I love the overall effect! 

Do you recycle your jars?

Painting by Ella Masters.

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  1. This is such a good idea! I currently use an old jam jar to hold my make-up brushes but I think a vase will be next on my agenda : ) X

  2. I never throw jars out - those big coffee ones are currently filling my guides store cupboard, full of pencils, glue sticks, beads, sequins, pipe cleaners, scissors etc etc etc.
    That tape is genius, I've seen so many fab things you can do with it.

  3. I love this! Such an easy little DIY but it looks great. Be good for presents too! xx

  4. Love it! What a great and simple idea. Now I have to find a jar and some nice tape :)


  5. So simple and cute! I'm definitely heading to Wilko's to get my hands on some of that tape. Thanks for the great idea :)

    Bella x

  6. This is just so pretty! x

  7. Cute idea, so pretty! :) Gonna give it a go myself xxx

    Amy |

  8. Aww what a cute idea! I didn't know wilkos did washi tape, totally gonna have to check out my local store :)
    Rachelle x

  9. This is such a good idea, could ever use wrapping paper somehow too. Hmm...

  10. Love recycling jars, they come in so handy around the house :) this is such an easy DIY, have got to give it a go for my 2014 memory jar! Xoxo

  11. It is amazing how something so simple can look really good. I'm heading down to my nearest Wilkinsons asap :) x

  12. Ah I have just collected a few jars this week to decorate this weekend :) going to buy some washi tape tomorrow too! Great post. I'm looking forward to blogging about mine.

    Meimei xx

  13. I have been loving jars recently, it's crazy. They're simple and look good almost anywhere, and they're so so useful. And adding the tape to it gives it that extra colour. I love it. :)

    Jes | Naturally Jes

  14. This is super cute! Will defo try it out, never thought to use tape!

    Harriet x

  15. Thanks for the idea! :)
    x Hannah


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