This idea came to me at a wedding reception where the centerpiece flowers were displayed in clear vases lined with paper printed with the bride and groom's names (sort of like this). Nifty idea, right?
So I thought, well, What if you swapped the names for words?
Like, Happy Birthday, or Thank You, or You're Special, or Pretend This is Jewelry...wouldn't that be neat? Good fonts. Great slogans. Yeah.
Then I thought, What do people really want when they are giving and receiving flowers?
And what is more thoughtful like a simple drawing?
And munchkin drawings are the best.
And yes, as an Aunt, I am an authority on this matter.
All you need is a clear vase with straight sides, a drawing, some tape, and a container slightly smaller than the vase. I chose a clear plastic cup and trimmed down the height with some scissors, but I imagine a tin can would work fine too. Easy peasy.
Note: spellchecker is telling me peasy is not spelled with an a. What's up with that?
*** In the family
Take a look at Martha's candy lined vases. Candy AND flowers? Someone sure got lucky.
Check out Camilla's uber modern bud vase made from a votive and a _______ (you have to see it).