Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quick DIY: Romantic Vase (and Washi Tape)


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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 :)



57 comments:

  1. This is so sweet (and easy)! Perfect way to add a touch of color to a plain vase.

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    1. Thank you so much, Erica! Now I'm on the hunt for some February freesias :)

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  2. And that is what I love about washi tape! Makes the ordinary special!

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    1. Thank yo, Danni! This is only my second washi tape project, but I can see thousands of possibilities :)

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  3. that is so perfect and sweet! washi tape might be the best invention ever.

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    1. Ha ha, I must admit that I'm falling in love with the endless possibilities of washi tape :)

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  4. I love washi tape! This is such a cute idea and I love the colors you used! So bright and cheerful.
    Karen

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    1. Thanks a million, Karen, now I'm on the hunt for some purple flowers for the washi tape vase :)

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  5. Cute and so simple! I have a washi project in the works myself! I've never used it before but I think I'm going to love it!

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    1. This is only my second washi tape project ever, but I can't wait to see yours :)

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  6. Absolutely adorable!!!
    I have got a white vase and will definitely make this washi project myself!
    Love
    Tania

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    1. I can't wait to see what you come up with, this is too sweet and easy not to make :)

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  7. yes, indeed! simple and effective, doesn't cost much, what else can you ask for?! i like it. a lot.

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    1. Thank you, Ana, I've already washed the vase and the washi tape never moved an inch!

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  8. I've never used the washi tape, this would be an easy project to try it on...very adorable!

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    1. Go ahead and try it, washi tape is easy to apply, very good looking and versatile!

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  9. Easy peasy, this is SO brilliant and what an eyecandy you've created with the washi! And really beautiful colour choice, gives me spring vibrations! Have a great day and thank you so much for this!

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    1. Thank you very, very much, dear Mette! Now I'm on the hunt for purple iris for the vase :)

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  10. Ciao Meeha Meeha,
    What a cute and simple idea with washi tape!. Lovely as always.
    Xoxo, Eva

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  11. I love it! Totally can change up the tape colors and patterns depending on the season, and depending on the occasion!

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    1. Thank you, Yelle, the possibilities of washi tape are endless!

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  12. This is simply adorable! We totally pinned you!

    ~ Wishy Washi

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  13. What a cute and simple idea with washi tape.This is simply adorable!!!!

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  14. superb aranjament! şi uşor de făcut!
    o zi minunată, Miha!
    te îmbrăţişez

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  15. Ah.. washi tape love! So simple and versatile! I love your transformation and the yellow touch is the best!

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    1. Thank you very much, Laura! I am longing for the sun and I think that for spring I will put some more happy yellow in my decor!

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  16. So sweet, so simple and so elegant. And despite being a bit different from your other projects, still so very you!

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    1. Ha ha, thanks, Jutta! I really don't know if I have a style, yet, simply because I keep discovering so many beautiful styles and I just want to try them all out!

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  17. It looks great.
    Your images are also so bright. I loved them so much.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting! Now that you shared your tips in photography I must try and improve :)

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  18. Lovely! Washi tape totally rocks!! And roses too when it comes to feminine glam!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea - the roses were a gift from my dad :)

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  19. Your flowers are really inspiring me. I haven't used Washi tape yet but it sounds really popular.

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    1. Thanks a million, Patty, I haven't used washi tape either because it was everywhere on the blogs, but for this temporary vase it seemed like the perfect solution. Very easy to use and to remove :)

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  20. So sorry I haven't been on your blog for a while... And thanks for your kind words every time on my blog. Your commends gives me so much joy! It makes me smile:))
    What a nice Diy on the vase! Such nice flowers.
    Sweet Greet!

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    1. Oh, thank you very much for returning the visit, Martine! Please don't think that I'm stalking you, but when I see something beautiful I just have to write a comment and to share my feelings of admiration.

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  21. Quick and easy crafting is my favorite! It turned out so sweet!

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    1. Thank you, Tina, it is almost so easy that it's not worth mentioning!

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  22. Yaaay, washi tape! LOVE that stuff! Thanks for the great idea! Glad you shared at Shine on Fridays this week.

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    1. Thanks a million for making time to visit, Amy, you're simply a wonderful host!

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  23. what a sweet use of washi ! thanks for the inspiration

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Sandy, you must know all about washi tape!

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  24. Beautiful. This would be perfect with a Valentine's Day breakfast in bed. I guess I am out of luck because I am awake hours before my husband.
    With Love,
    ~Scary, from The Shaffer Sisters

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    1. Ha ha ha, I just NEVER let my boyfriend eat in bed :))))) He must hate me...

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  25. So lovely ! I created similar just yesterday.
    Here is the link
    http://www.curiositaellya.blogspot.com/2013/02/sweet-heart-packaging-and-vase-washi.html

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  26. So sorry about this. Apparently I am using my husband google account.
    My name is Ellya Brill.

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  27. Oh my, these are really lovely. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, you're a wonderful host!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, you're a wonderful host!

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  29. Everytime I see this I swoon...it's not just beautiful it so romantic! I'm so glad you shared this at Loving Valentines Day!

    TGIF!
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Marilyn!

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  30. I love it! Wow, those roses are pretty too! Pinning to the Monday Funday pin board!

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  31. Beautiful!!! I always enjoy your posts! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by each week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks a million for making time to visit and for the beautiful words, Jami!

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  32. I love this simple and temporary upgrade to the vase!! So beautiful! I'm glad you linked up at Romance on a dime!

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