The Post of Many Colors

I was looking at some designs online, trying to find some inspiration for my own home when I stumbled across this photo:

What caught me on this is that it has bright and lively colors, with out blinding me. It does it with a fair amount of neutral colors or complimentary colors that I just fell in love with! This is something I actually would not mind in my own home. I will probably try this in my daughter’s room.

Lovely isn’t it?

And with that note, there was one thing that caught my eye: The flowers and the vase in the center of the coffee table. Do you know how much a nice piece like that can add so much to your room? With that in mind, I know there are a lot of things out there that seems expensive to look fancy, etc.

I have found this lovely tutorial to make your own “Centerpiece/Decorative Flower Vase” that is perfect for your home, or even as a wedding centerpiece!

(Thank you TheBridesDiary-DIY.blogspot.com for this! To see their entry, click on the link. Actually, go and go to it to comment and give them thanks for this wonderful idea!)

What you’ll need…
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook Paper or gift wrap with interesting designs
    Decorative ribbon
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Containers to cover like an empty can, old unused vases and soda cans
  • Floral foam
  • Flowers
DIY Tin Can Vases centerpieces
Instructions…
Step 1: Choose the container you would like to cover and measure a strip of the scrapbook paper to fit around the container.
Step 2: Cut the scrapbook paper into a strip that fits around the container.
Step 3: Spray a thin layer of the spray adhesive onto your scrapbook paper strip on the side you want adhered to your container.
Step 4: Wait one minute for the spray adhesive to get really sticky.
Step 5: Then, carefully adhere the scrapbook paper strip to the container.
Step 6: To add more interest to your covered container, spray measured pieces of ribbon with the spray adhesive and adhere to the container.
Step 7: Then, fill your container about halfway full with water. Cut flower stems at an angle to ensure they get the most water pumping through their stems. For a more hand-picked feel, simply cut the stems and place in the container. For more of a controlled, full look, you can use floral foam. Simply cut the floral foam into a piece that fits snuggly into your container and insert stems into foam.
Step 8: This method of covering different containers can work for a variety of containers and creates a fun, custom look for each vase covered. Great for bridal showers, centerpieces, place cards, and votives. For larger containers, you can use a fabric covering using the same methods of adhering the fabric. Be bold and be creative!
And, my blog wouldn’t be complete without a recipe inspired by this, right?
((Yes, it’s JUST the glaze. Something different and useful! Thank you http://www.mccormick.com))

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Mix confectioners’ sugar, milk and extract in small bowl until smooth. Stir in corn syrup until glaze is smooth and glossy. (If glaze is too thick, stir in small amount of additional corn syrup.) Stir in 3 to 4 drops food color until evenly distributed and glaze is smooth. Add additional drops of food color until glaze is of desired color.

2. To glaze cookies, place cooling rack on foil-lined baking sheet. Holding a cookie by its edge, dip the top of cookie into glaze. (Or spoon the glaze onto cookies using a teaspoon. Cookies can also be glazed using a new small paintbrush.) Place glazed cookies on cooling rack to dry. (The foil-covered baking sheet will catch any drips.)

3. Use contrasting glaze colors to decorate glazed cookies, if desired. Spoon small amount of contrasting glaze into small resealable plastic bag. Snip off tiny piece of the corner of the plastic bag. Create design by squeezing contrasting glaze onto cookies. Allow glazed cookies to dry thoroughly before stacking.

 

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6 thoughts on “The Post of Many Colors

    • Thank you! I am not a huge fan of bright colors, but I loved this. So I had to have a focus around it just because it is something I usually not a fan of done in such a way that actually made me reconsider. ;D

  1. joreenchan says:

    I find the first picture interesting! I would never have thought to mix green and red together like that. Looks great too! 🙂

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