DIY Shower: Floral Containers

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Elizabeth and I are so excited to share with you today's DIY feature by Cori from Cori Cook Floral Designs. Photographed by the talented Vanessa at Flourish Studio Photography this tutorial is terribly cute, and I'm pretty sure Elizabeth and I are going to be making these floral containers time and time again. But, the best part about Cori's DIY project is that you probably have most of the materials at home already -- that's just one of the many reasons we love Cori. Not to mention that Cori's blog is full of other floral ideas, inspirations, and other DIY lovelies -- doesn't it blow your mind how incredibly talented some people are? We just can't wait to see what other fun projects she has up her sleeve!

Materials list:
Scrapbook Paper with fun designs
Fun, decorative ribbon
Spray Adhesive (you can buy this at Michael's or any craft store)
Containers to cover like bud vases, square vases, cylinder vases, empty cans, etc.
Floral foam (optional)
Flowers (any type!)

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Choose the container you would like to cover and measure a strip of the scrapbook paper to fit around the container.
2. Cut the scrapbook paper into a strip that fits around the container.
3. Spray a thin layer of the spray adhesive onto your scrapbook paper strip on the side you want adhered to your container.
4. Wait one minute for the spray adhesive to get really sticky.
5. Then, carefully adhere the scrapbook paper strip to the container.
6. To add more interest to your covered container, spray measured pieces of ribbon with the spray adhesive and adhere to the container.
7. Then, fill your container about halfway full with water. Cut flower stems at an angle to ensure they get the most water pumping through their stems. For a more hand-picked feel, simply cut the stems and place in the container. For more of a controlled, full look, you can use floral foam. Simply cut the floral foam into a piece that fits snuggly into your container and insert stems into foam.

This method of covering different containers can work for a variety of containers and creates a fun, custom look for each vase covered. Great for bridal showers, centerpieces, place cards, and votives. For larger containers, you can use a fabric covering using the same methods of adhering the fabric. Be bold and be creative!

Photographer: Vanessa at Flourish Studio Photography / Design: Cori Cook


giozi said...

Great idea. Easy and lovely :)

bump smitten said...

Giozi, we couldn't agree more!