How to Make Paper Bag Faceted Vases

Here's how you can recreate this fun DIY from HGTV Magazine.

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Photo by: Emily Kate Roemer

Emily Kate Roemer

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  1. Click here to download the vase templates. We designed them to fit around 7 ½-inch-tall and 10-inch-tall cylindrical vases. Print the templates and cut them out. 
  2. For each vase, cut out a piece of a brown paper bag that is a little larger than the template. Lay it flat with the template on top. Score the lines on the template using a ruler and a bone folder to make impressions on the paper. Using a pencil, trace around the edges of the template onto the paper, and cut it out.
  3. Paint random triangles inside the scored lines on the paper with crafts paint. Brush white glue onto a few triangles, and sprinkle with gold glitter. Let dry.
  4. To create the faceted look, fold all the diagonal lines into mountain folds (see Fig. A below). Then fold the horizontal lines into valley folds (see Fig. B below).
  5. Wrap the paper around the vase, and secure it with double-sided tape where the ends overlap.

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Vases: Cylinder 7 ½"-tall glass vase, $6, and Cylinder 10"-tall glass vase, $6.50, both jamaligarden.com
Crafts Paint: Assorted colors by Americana, Craft Smart, and Martha Stewart Crafts
Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts Florentine glitter in gold, $5 for 1.5 ounces, joann.com

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