Decorating Flower Vases | At Home With P. Allen Smith

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Let me show you some clever ways to go fromthis to something like this, without breaking the bank.

Now I really enjoy finding ordinarythings that are very affordable, classic in the look and use them in creative ways.

Forinstance, these cylinder vases, you can do a million different things with them.

They'rea lot fun to dress up for various occasions and as gifts.

And so what I've done here isI've taken one, and rather than cover it, I've just filled it with various kinds ofcitrus– lemons and limes slices here, with just bouquet of yellow Mums.

Bright and perkyand very affordable.

And take a look at this vase, I just took some purple ribbon, witha little green band on it, and I wrapped it all the way around this cylinder vase.

Tieda little green Raffia at the top and filled it up with these mauve-colored tulips.

A beautifulgift.

And then, what I'm doing here, I just wanna show you how you can take ordinary ribbonand just attach your ribbon.

I like to start at the bottom.

And I'll just fold a pieceof ribbon like that and attach the ribbon here and then just gently turn the vase.

Andjust keep a little tension on it.

It takes more ribbon than you might imagine.

This isreally a fun polka dot ribbon that I'm gonna take all the way to the top.

You want justenough overlap.

And bring it to the top.

Take a pair of scissors and cut it off like this.

And carefully slide it under there, so it adheres to the vase itself and the ribbon.

And then pull across like that.

Yep.

Now you can decorate that up, just about anyway youlike.

Now take a look at this one.

I've been taking just some various twigs of differentcolors, and I've used this natural jute, and I'm gonna tie this around.

So if you're doin'some sort of a dinner party, or you're looking for ways to set a table for a rehearsal dinneror something like that, these are affordable and creative ways to do flower vases.

Andthen if you take something like these gorgeous Hyacinths that have a tendency to flop anyway.

Let me add some water, first.

What I like to do is keep them banded at the base likethis, and then I just gently slide the Hyacinths in there.

And these natural twigs will helpgive them some support.

As you can see, by taking something ordinary and applying a littleimagination to it you can come up with some extraordinary things.

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