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Today begins the Valentine's Day Edition of Craft Lightning! I've made a promise to the kids that this year we'll start actually making some of the projects on our crafty list instead of just adding to it. So, for this time around we decided to make classic tissue paper vases.
You can reuse old glass containers and tissue paper, it's quick enough the kids won't get bored, and the vases are perfect for filling with a holiday bouquet and giving to your Valentines.
Here's how we made them! P.S. We used a secret ingredient that helped up keep the tissue paper from ripping up!
To get started I cut off a piece of the red tissue paper, folded it in half a few times, and cut out several hearts. In the background you can see my daughter, Es, patiently waiting for the scissors; she ended up making the red vase while I made the white.
While Es unfolded and separated the hearts I cut a piece of white tissue paper to fit around my jar and decoupaged it into place.
I used the Decou-Page Napkin formula and boy, did it make a difference. I didn't notice much of a difference while I worked but when Es was putting her paper on there were a couple times I cringed as she tried to move around her already saturated tissue. Luckily it didn't tear at all! Score one for the napkin formula-I'll probably use it again the next time the kids and I decoupage.
Finally, I decoupaged on my little hearts.
I wanted to show you how cute these vases are with actual flowers in them but couldn't find any at the store and the only thing I could grab from our yard would be cedar branches and well, I don't like cedar branches. So until I can get to a store that actually sells flowers...
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