How to Decorate Vases With Ribbon


A lovely vase can take a bunch of flowers from so-so to fabulous. One doesn't have to spend a lot of money to get a snazzy vase for a flower arrangement. Using ribbon and a glue gun, a plain Jane vase can be transformed in a manner of minutes. Keep a stock of clear glass vases on hand and seasonal satin ribbon to create holiday vases for any occasion. An inexpensive grocery store bunch of flowers later, you have a spectacular arrangement to use for a gift or a personal treat.

Things You'll Need

  • About 1 yard of 2-3-inch wide flat satin ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Tape measure
  • Clear or solid color glass vase
  • Water
  • Cut a 12-inch piece of 2-3-inch wide flat satin ribbon, and tie it into a bow.

  • Trim the ends of the bow ribbon with the scissors, so that they are even with no jagged areas. Set the bow aside.

  • Cut a piece of ribbon that will fit around the center of the vase with a 1-inch overlap.

  • Place a line of glue with the glue gun around the center of the vase, and press the ribbon on it, smoothing it around the vase.

  • Put a drop of glue under the 1-inch overlapping piece of ribbon, and press firmly.

  • Place a drop of glue behind the bow, and stick it on top of the ribbon already glued to the vase, taking care to cover up the 1-inch overlapping piece of ribbon.

  • Put your flowers and water into the vase.

Tips & Warnings

  • Small artificial flowers, such as daisies or rosebuds, can be glued to the center of the bow. Craft stores stock a wide variety of metal and plastic embellishments, some of which are self-adhesive, for floral crafts. These can be purchased and stuck or glued to the center of the bow, in order to create a more personal decorative "look." Two different, coordinating ribbons can be used for a varied look - tie the bow from one ribbon and the center vase ribbon from another.
  • Take care when operating a glue gun. Many brands reach extreme temperatures, and burns and injuries could occur.

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