How to Make Paper Bag Faceted Vases
Here's how you can recreate this fun DIY from HGTV Magazine.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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