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DIY: The simplest jar vase ever!

There's a secret inside this envelope vase- read on to find out what it is! And yes, it's a very simple trick. I like to keep things quick and easy around here. 

Note on the supplies: make sure your resealable baggie fits into your glassine envelope, the closer the sizes match, the better. Also, I think this is the stamp I used but I got it at Michaels for 50% off! Before you start this project, decorate your glassine bag however you'd like. I really like this idea of a flower in a jar, though! I also cut out the word 'love' using my Silhouette Cameo.
Step 1: Cut a piece of cardboard or thick card stock to fit inside the width of the baggie. 
Step 2: Using an exacto knife, cut a slit in the front of your baggie.
Step 3: Fill your baggie about 1/4th with water. Reason for this - when you insert the bag into the envelope, the envelope will squish the water flatter (because the baggie allows for more expansion than the structure of the envelope).
Step 4: Slide your flower in the slit.
Step 5: Secure the flower and the slit with a piece of tape.
Step 6: Put the whole thing in your glassine envelope. My baggie was a tiny bit too tall so I just tucked the top down. 
What do you think? You'll have to keep it propped upright, of course. Or you could make a stand for it. My favorite thing about this is how temporary it feels. Like a disposable vase (but you better recycle it!). Another fave thing - when you hold the envelope up against the light, you can see the flower stem 'in' the jar. ;)

If you want to know why I am use a droopy flower, see this post about how I try to score luxury on the cheap. Sometimes luxury is a little scraggly in my house but it still makes me happy.

11 comments:

eggie April 15, 2013 at 4:45 AM  

love it!!! Great idea!!

Lisa@hooplapalooza April 15, 2013 at 8:54 AM  

this is really cute! i think i may have to use a fake flower though cuz i kill everything-LOL at least it will last longer!

eltocadordecenicienta April 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM  

What a wonderfull idea!!!I love how nice and tidy the flower looks in this pretty vase!
But I must say...your photos are amazing! This still life is so artistic ♥

nancy @ adore to adorn April 15, 2013 at 3:02 PM  

this is so cute and sweet. I love the sentiment. =)

xo,
nancy

Iuliana@Hip2Thrift April 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM  

Cutest idea ever. You could totally make a few more and somehow attach to ribbon or twine and turn into a banner. Adorable!

Iuliana@Hip2Thrift April 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM  

Cutest idea ever. You could totally make a few more and somehow attach to ribbon or twine and turn into a banner. Adorable!

Katie (Lemon Jitters) April 15, 2013 at 6:15 PM  

Thanks for all your sweet comments! @hip2thrift - good idea!

Sarah Evans April 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM  

Such a cute and clever idea - thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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