Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Textile Vase



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I think that no matter how much we admire their endless beauty, flowers are still underestimated. There is simply no measure for the wonder of flowers. Each time I take pics of flowers, I get lost... I could shoot them all day long (and then some more). So I always search new and improved ways to make flower arrangements - this time it's an impromptu fabric vase!




It all started with this wonderful  little pouch - a gift from my Norwegian friend Lisa from Lisa Sol. She is one extraordinary lady, who's love for beauty and keen eye for detail never cease to amaze me. She sent me the little pouch as a gift, after we just bonded on the Internet. Thank you, Lisa, one more time, I wish every one could see all the perfection of every millimeter of this little textile jewel!



My adorable pouch has got 4 large pockets, so I can store inside jewelry, colorful beads, small trinkets or anything my heart desires - in a very organized way! But I wanted to show off the pouch a little more, so I transformed it into a textile vase, the star of my tea party. I was very careful not to damage the pouch - see how I've done it at the end of this post!



The spring weather was rainy and sad, so when the sun finally came through I had this urge to celebrate. With cake. Chocolate cake, to be precise - lots of chocolate, please! There was a small Russian doll invited to the party, a hyacinth planted in my pink creamer and a china set from .... China, that my parents got as a wedding gift in 1975.



The centerpiece for this small tea party is made of spring flowers: freesias and tulips in assorted colors. They smell so fresh! I also made a little trick on the table - I put the textile vase up high on an upside bowl, just like a pedestal, in order to add some height for the little pouch and to make it stand out among the tea cups.



So here is the tutorial for making a textile vase. For this little project you'll need a bunch of assorted flowers, a fabric pouch, florist foam, a clear plastic roll and scissors.
1. Cut a cube from the florist foam and let it soak in water. Cut a large piece of plastic roll and wrap the wet florist foam, three times, so that the water never touches the fabric.
2. Cut all the flowers short and insert them into the foam cube. Start with the biggest blooms (in my case, the tulips) and spread them evenly. Fill in the gaps using the smaller flowers (in my case, I filled it up with freesias, until I had a round arrangement).
3. Insert the bouquet into the pouch - very carefully! Then close the pouch and never open it again until the next day, when you'll need to add a little water into the foam. Enjoy your unusual spring centerpiece!



Yay, the textile vase has just been featured at Smart School House, Creating My Way To Success, Handmade Cuddles and JAQS Studio. Thanks a million for the feature!

69 comments:

  1. Super cute little pouch! Whenever I see your flowers I yearn for a bouquet of my own on my dining room table.

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    1. Thank you, Yelle, I'm sure that you've got plenty of sweet little bouquets at home ;)

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  2. Really nice! I want to redecorate my desk. I found a jar that I love and I want to do something like this, with flowers give me a happy feeling.

    Will be posting soon about that!

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    1. Please do, Glory, let's see the lovely flowers on your desk!

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  3. Love it! What a great idea for a vase :) Your posts are always so beautiful...I think I will get some flowers today to brighten up my home :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Please do, Stephanie - let's see some more flower goodness in your lovely home. You could definitely use some cheering up - and flowers spread their beauty asking for nothing in return :)

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  4. yes, great looking! multipurpose pouch :)
    I belive Lisa will love this idea, too!

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    1. It is a surprise, I was careful not to spoil the pouch so I think Lisa will be pleased :)

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    1. The tulips are a true inspiration, they are my favorite flowers, as well!

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  6. What a fantastic idea, I am going to have to pin this and attempt to make one myself. Such a beautifully shot post, thank you for brightening my day. Take care. Chel x

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    1. Thank you for the pin and for the beautiful words, Chel!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea, I am happy that spring is here and I needed to celebrate!

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  8. I love flowers too, and picture-taking can last a while :), very true! Different angles, light and settings are exiting too! This is very creative!

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    1. Thank you, Di - you are so right: even for this post I took exactly 93 pictures of the flowers in the textile vase:))))

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  9. Meeha beautliful!!Super cute little pouchWhat a fantastic idea,

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  10. Darling idea. Reminds me of teapot cozies I sew. You have a lovely blog and this makes me wanna go get myself some flowers this afternoon.

    Visiting from If It's Not Baroque Linky Party today from NW Illinois,
    Smiles, Suz @ MaytagNMom

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Suz!

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  11. So beautiful gift, your pouch is so lovely and the idea is brilliant. Oh my dear, you styling are always so stunning and jawdropping - and your patents China is adorable and beautiful. Thank you for for sharing and hope you're enjoying a warm week :-)

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    1. Thank you, Mette, the pouch is adorable! The sunny days are amazing and I finally feel inspired to do beautiful things :)

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  12. Oh that is just beautiful! Adding the flowers in a way that won't damage the pouch is just genius!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Danni - I would have never forgiven myself if by making the "vase" the pouch were damaged or soiled, so I was extra careful :)

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  13. Wow, I love this dear Meeha!! :D You are amazing, your creativity really impressed me! What a great idea, to use the pouch as a vase and make a pedestal with an upside bowl! Gorgeous pictures! I want to print them all and make a picture for my wall! :)The color of the flowers was perfect, and you know yellow is the contrast color to blue ..
    You made me very proud! I have to admit I was touched.
    Soon I want to make an post on my blogg, it is ok that I borrow some pictures, and link them to you?
    Big hugs from me

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    1. I'm so happy that you like it, Lisa ;) It was hard for me to keep the surprise - but your lovely winter present has helped me to welcome spring! I chose the flowers carefully at the market place - and of course I would love if you published anything you want on your sweet blog:)
      Million hugs back,
      Meeha <3

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  14. I love this! It's a really creative way to display flowers!

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Ana, you've been busy! It's always a great pleasure to have you here, I really appreciate it :)

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  15. Great idea! What a creative way to use that cute pouch. As always, your photo's are stunning.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words, Virginia, they give me the strength to continue :)

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  16. I love your idea, it's so cute and you can personalize it a lot.

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    1. Thank you, the fabric vase is too cute in reality, I'm gonna use it all summer long :)

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  17. Great idea and so beautiful !!! looks lovely , your pictures are beautiful too!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ingrid, I'm glad you love the fabric vase, too!

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  18. Meeha, So beautiful ..looks like a fairytale setup :)

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  19. such a cute idea! and all your little vignettes are so lovely. everyday you make me want to go pick bouquets of flowers!

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    1. I'm sorry if there are too many flowers on my blog sometimes, I just can't seem to help myself - I'm crazy about them!

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  20. Ciao Meeha,
    A very fresh and easy spring DIY idea , love your pictures and vignettes!!!
    Xoxo,Eva

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  21. I love this! I am convinced that there is nothing fabric cannot do! Thank you for sharing. (Linked up from One Artsy Mama)

    You can find me at http://hotcommodityhome.blog.com

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  22. Super super cute!!!! I love this! Fabric and paper Rocks!!!

    Come and join my new Link Party with this, next Sunday, I'm so excited about it!!!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty blogspot

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  23. Wow, this is so cute! Thanks so much for linking up at Crafty Tuesday.

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit the link-ups, Marie!

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  24. I've made myself a few little pouches like this but have never thought to use them as a vase! Genius Meeha - I love it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Any fabric pouch would do, Jill! Just be careful with protecting the pouch with clear plastic and you can do this is no time ;)

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  25. This is sooo pretty.. I just love the versatility of this project.. you could have a hundred different vases in all different colors and patterns.. love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thank you, Amie, and yes, this fabric vase can be done with endless possibilities!

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  26. I love the look of this! So pretty! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-5.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  27. Cute idea! I wouldn't have thought of that! Thanks you for sharing at S&S.

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit the link-ups, Meredith!

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  28. Great idea! What a fun mother's day idea for flowers. Thank you for sharing! I’d love to have you visit me at Get Your Crap Together! We have a Pattern Party with free patterns from the 1st of the month to the 10th that I’d love for you to check out. See you soon!

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    1. Thank you for the invite, Chelsea, I'm heading over to your blog right now!

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  29. Hi. I found you from the Pinteresting Party. This is a super cute idea. Pinned!

    I also have a link party that runs from Sunday through Thursday. It's called Manic Monday, and I'd love it if you linked up.

    Renea - http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the invite, Renea!

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  30. Cute and sweet!! And I love your blog, too!
    Martina
    www.webbywonder.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Martina!

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  31. Such a cute idea to coordinate an arrangement with the rest of the decor!
    -Shelley

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Shelley - I had lots of fun playing with colors for this little tea party decor!

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  32. It's like a flower cozy. I love this idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. A flower cozy? I love this concept, Marty, thank you, I'll remember this :)

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

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  34. Love, love, the vase. What a gorgeous idea! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  35. A very cute idea - perfect for MOther's Day coming up :)

    I featured it here:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2013/04/made-by-me-77-linky-party-and-features.html

    thanks!

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  36. so pretty! I want to come to that tea party! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to the Tasteful Tuesday party @Nap-TimeCreations.com. Make sure to follow my blog via bloglovin, GFC or facebook so you don't miss out on my features posts... it could be YOU :o)
    Emily

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  37. Such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!

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  38. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://handmadecuddles.com/2013/04/create-and-inspire-65-picks.html

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  39. Totally fun and unexpected for a centerpiece. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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