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I love having fresh flowers about the place. I find them so cheery. They make such a difference to a room.

Today I am using some pieces from my July Kit to upcycle an old jar.

I always keep my old glass jars. They come in so handy and can be used in so many ways or forms. Today my jar is becoming a vase.

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For this mini project it’s easier to use a jar with flat sides. If you use a rounded jar, the papers won’t attach properly.

I’ve taken a piece of the pretty paper from the kit and cut into 5cm strips.

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I’ve stuck some double sided tape around the whole outside of the jar in the one strip.

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The pretty paper then gets wrapped around the outside of the jar like this. You will need to add the second strip, so just add a little more tape to the strip and let it overlap and trim any excess.

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I’ve wrapped the string from the kit around the outside.

I’ve also taken a couple of the roses and twisted the wired stem. I’ve used my craft file, but you can also use a skewer. Twist it around and then slide off the tool.

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Then add water and add pretty flowers. I’m loving the hydrangeas from the garden at the moment. They are so beautiful.

You could also use your vase as a pen pot.

Let me know if you make one too. I’d love to see : )