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DIY Party Decor: Vase Covers (on the cheap!)

I discovered another trick for using tights in unexpected ways (see yesterday's post). In my never-ending quest to find cheap party decor tricks that don't involve plastic items from the party store, I am always spicing up plain vases from the dollar store. And one of my rules is that the decor has to be removable so I can continue using these vases. I realized I can easily customize these vases to any color scheme and it is so cheap!

Imagine me doing my best Vanna White impression - look at this awesome vase cover! You just cut tights up in various lengths and slip them over the vases. I bought a bunch of clearanced-out (did I just make that word up?) Target tights for 50 cents at Goodwill. Jackpot!

I like it plain but you could jazz it up so many ways. Here are a few ideas. 
 Here's a shorter piece of the tights, embellished with pom pom fringe (one of my fave crafting supplies).
 Keeping it classy with a simple linen ribbon.
 Linen ribbon given a bit of country flair. Super cute for a picnic, right?
 Doubled-up with a small strip from a different pair of tights.
A little glue dot secures this flower to the tight - again, easily removable and customizable.
A scrapbooking embellishment ads a fun pop of color and dimension to this vase (also featuring the linen ribbon).
 Add a few flowers and done!
I have a million ideas of how to use this concept. Like black pantyhose or black fishnet for Halloween decor? Printed tights? Multi-color tights? Covering those tall, skinny vases? Covering recycled tin cans? This could work with just about any color scheme and casual theme. 

How else could you use this idea?


Cristin Frank April 23, 2014 at 7:51 AM  

Love this idea for upcycling old tights. Great for moms with daughters!

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