saw a couple on chocolate vases, and thought I'd make one of my own. Decided to use all SU! punches to make the flowers (word window for daisy petals; hearts and/or leaves for marigolds and similar), but did use a Sizzix tag for tulips and some leaves. You can't tell from photo, but the flowers are fairly elaborate. Wanted a crisp look, so no sponging except for tulips. I'm pretty darned proud of myself if I do say so myself. I'm thrilled with it, anyhow! Might fill the "vase" with kisses and give away at an all day crop this weekend (name entry for each $50 order placed). Think anyone will bite???
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 GMT Views: 2166
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Wed, Jan 25, 2006 @ 6:29 AM
Lovely flower....but your vase!.....HOW'D YOU DO THAT!......just covered and glued together??????.....It's just plain beautiful....great idea...and oh yes....fill with kisses....guess you know who is going to be talked about that night! I'm proud of you, too...great job.
Registered: January 27, 2005 Location: Denver CO Posts: 138
Wed, Jan 25, 2006 @ 7:43 AM
thanks so much for the compliments!
I made the candy bar vase a little differently than I've seen others do. Most people use DS paper or stamped wrapping paper and wrap the entire candy bar(s). I simply replaced the label and I kind of like the silver showing through so that you can tell that the vase is made from candy bars.
To do this, I removed the label (these were cadbury caramellos and the wrappers practically fell off anyhow), then cut DS paper to size, ran it through the xyron, and wrapped around each bar (I actually cheated and didn't cut the paper long enough to wrap totally around b/c then I would have needed more than 1 sheet of paper...there's a little gap on the back of each bar, but no one will be able to tell until they eat them!). Then, I laid the bars down (facing down), put them tightly side-by-side, and ran a strip of regular old tape between each bar to hold them together (so that they'd still "bend" - hope that makes sense). I attached a strip of tape down the side of one of the end bars so that it was half on/half off and carefully "folded" the bars into a triangle and guided the tape so that it stuck to the bar on the opposite side (the tape is all on the inside of the "vase"). The ribbon is "insurance" so that it doesn't fall apart.
Whew...that was difficult to describe...hope it made some sense.
btw, this looks so much better in person...I'm a lousy photographer.
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