This little DIY project literally takes 2 minutes to make! Naturally, simple things are my favorite, but in view of the upcoming Valentine's Day, I found myself longing for some soft colors. Ultra-feminine decor is not my usual cup of tea, but these days I was in the mood for upgrading a simple Ikea vase. I like its curvy shapes and its perfect proportions, and now I added some casual color.
As painting the little vase was not an option (I'd really like to have my simple glass vase back, thank you very much!), I reached into my DIY supply for some light purple washi tape. You just gotta looove washi tape - it sticks in seconds and you can wash the romantic vase without damaging your new piece of art. This won't leave any marks, either, once I try to remove it.
The romantic vase goes best with... well, roses. You may say anything you want, I guess that nothing beats roses when it comes to soft, feminine, glamorous vignettes. Against all odds, I decided to shoot the vase in contre-jour, just as it was in my living room corner, next to a pink pitcher full of milk. The way the light travels through the transparent light, disperses in the water and eludes the washi tape lines is lovely to look at.
Romantic Vase tutorial: The trick to get this organic design is to think out of the box. Don't try to get straight or even lines using the washi tape. Instead, follow the glorious curves of the vase and embrace them. Also, make the colorful design as you go. Start with a simple line at the top. Add a second one randomly. Step back and admire the flowing lines. Add a different color in order to have a striking accent. I chose yellow washi tape because it reminds me of the sun that I long for. Add the final line and fill the vase with beautiful flowers. Enjoy :)