Fireworks Vases + Happy Fourth!
July 4, 2011
I have a confession to make, I am crazy about Japanese washi tape. So much potential for cuteness in one little roll, I am smitten! I was browsing Etsy a month ago and stumbled across Pretty Tape. It was then that my love affair with this charming crafting tool began. I ordered a few rolls with plans to use them on birthday or holiday gifts.
With the washi tape and some white ceramics, I also made some fun fireworks vases for the Fourth of July.
I bought several of these square white vases from Crate + Barrel earlier this summer, and this Toni blue bud vase too. I love the modern shape and versatile appeal of the square vases and they’re affordable ($10 for the large, $8 for the medium). The “fireworks” are simply strips of the washi tape cut very thin and layered across in a random pattern to form the shape.
The different tapes wrapped around this vase formed a fun striped pattern.
Affixed to plain white paper, the tape dresses up this strawberry cake too.
The washi tape pulls off easily, so replacing the blue stripes with more red in December will make perfect little vases at Christmastime. For today, they make a fun and festive Fourth of July centerpiece on the dessert table!
Wishing you all a fantastic day of celebration.