Sunday, June 28, 2009

Inexpensive Vase for Floral Centerpiece


Or maybe a quick and easy
Thinking of You Gift . . .
I am in the midst of busy summer craziness, but I made a little video to show you how to turn a recycled bottle into a gorgeous and thoughtful little gift.

I just read Regina Brett's 45 life lessons and one of them reads,
"Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special."
So go pick a flower from your garden and make someone's day!

18 comments:

Chelsea said...

gorgeous ... great gift idea!

poki said...

We nussed you in Wichita!

Vicki said...

Just beautiful! Such pretty papers! Thanks so much for the video and for sharing your awesome talent! You are a blessing!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

this is so cool! AND your flower is gorgeous!
I used an empty "liquid smoke" bottle and it's cool cuz it's brown. I will have to decorate it up like you did.

Jewels said...

Thanks Debbie! I'd love to see your vase when you make it. Will you send me a pic?
Jewels

Junieb said...

Hi Julie, I love this project!! I was trying to remember when you said you may do an Angel Gathering? My e-mail is not co operating today or I would have sent you a message that way :-(
Take care!
June

Allison said...

Very sweet...great idea! Now if only my peonies would open!

Elaine said...

What a great way to recycle! You transformed the bottle into a very pretty vase!

Thanks for the tip on how to line up words and pick up with a block to stamp on separate lines!

Crafting with an angel / Scrap with the soul said...

So cute. Congratulations you are a winner of award in my blog.
Thanks for sharing your creations.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, like the idea of stamping using different colors, TFS!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

That's one of my favorite quotes!

BTW - I'm hosting a give away on my blog for an EZ View Desktop. It's awesome for anyone crafty! Come check it out! http://queenoftheclan.blogspot.com/2009/06/summer-time-give-away-ez-view-desktop.html

Kathy said...

Hi I stumbled upon your blog awhile ago and I just love it. You're a very talented lady! I made one of the vases and I have posted a link to your blog on mine. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Jewels said...

Thanks, Kathy! Wow! You gals have got to check out Kathy's lightbulb vases!
http://kathysscrapchat.blogspot.com/2009/07/wow-it-has-been.html
So beautiful!

Jess said...

Ohhhh beautiful!!!!!

Bridgett said...

WOW! You've done it again! Another gorgeous creation! I love it! This is definitely from trash to TREASURE! I'm definitely learning to look at everything in a new way! Thanks for the video! I always love them!
Hugs,
Bridgett

mabelle r.o. said...

Hi dear Julie
I'm speechless, how gorgeous!!! This is such a pretty project and I'm so touched you shared my designs and m blog with your friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have included your video on my blog so all of my friends can also enjoy it. You are truly inspiring. love ya!
http://whimsyandstarsstudio.typepad.com/blog/2009/08/flowery-inspiration.html

Sonia said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks for the idea.

**Sony**

montreal florist said...

One flower make the world something like brightly. Wonderful!