DIY: Paper Vase Packaging

I’ve got some amazing surprises in store for the month of May, but until I can announce everything officially I’ll be sharing some fun projects leading up to the big unveil. Today’s DIY project is courtesty of Marissa Corwin, a former craft contributor for a large magazine, and a screenprinting genius.   I can’t wait to share more about Marissa and her role here at Once Wed, but until then I will leave you with her first how-to…

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Materials:
• mini artificial flowers – $1.99/bundle of 18 available at Tinsel Trading Company or your local Michaels

• pliers
• masking tape
• paper favor bags  3.5″ x 2″ x 6.75″ – $2.99/16
available at Michaels
• patterned paper of your choice
• white glue – my personal favorite is made by Tombow and is available here.
• solid color cardstock
• paper scissors
• white gel pen – $1.24 available at Create For Less
• mini clothespins – $1.87/50 available at California Paper Goods
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Directions:

1. Using a pair of nice sharp pliers, cut the
tops off of 4 or 5 miniature artificial flowers so that they are
approximately 1.5″ long.

2. Bundle flowers together and wrap with a small piece of tape.  I got this cute plum roll of masking tape

here, but floral tape or any old masking tape will work well for this.

3. Tape flower bundle down to paper bag, centered and approximately 1″ from the bottom

4. Using template, trace shape for vase onto backside of the patterned decorative paper and cut out

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5. Fold under edges approximately 1/8″ and run a bead of glue along both tabs.

6.
Press firmly in place onto bag over flowers.  I found it easiest to
hold and secure one side for a few seconds and to then press the other
side down.

7.  Cut a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ solid color cardstock into 1″
strips.  Fold strips in half and using scissors, snip a notch at the
folded end to form two paper flags.  Write your message onto the flag,
fill bag with contents, fold top of bag down 1/2″ onto itself 3 times
and clip flag onto the front using a miniature clothespin.

Your cost will vary depending on how many of the supplies you
already have on hand, and how many bridesmaids you have, but these
favor bags shouldn’t run you more than $10-$15 total.

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9 Responses to “DIY: Paper Vase Packaging”

  1. Krissy

    The little vase in the front is adorable. I am not even getting married, but I think this would work well for a dinner party too.

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  2. LM

    Ive had some millinery flowers lying around for projects but could never get around to finding a way to use them. This project solved my problem.

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  3. Elisabeth

    I’m glad there are creative people in this world like you. This is so simple but it would never cross my mind to do something like this. I Love your blog. It has so many inspiring ideas like the rustic cake stands!

    Reply

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