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DIY Washi Tape Vase

Madeline Trait

Washi tape is a big trend that is here to stay. It is a great way to instantly transform boxes, devices, walls, you name it. The best part is that it's not permanent so once you get tired of it you can pull it off and try something new.

Today I have a super easy DIY for you using the Washi to add some pizazz to your decor. I did this for a recent cake table display and am in love with the effect.  

Get the full instructions below!


Share your ideas and photos with us! Love to hear what you have done with Washi. 

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Unique Vases

Madeline Trait

Tina Frey Black Resin Vase

Vintage Ceramic Vase

Vintage Maple Bucket


Flowers are a beautiful species that awe and delight without even having a human enhancing them in any way. However when you go to arrange those delightful blooms be sure to give them that finishing touch, that final accessory which is the vessel that they are placed in.

To help you out, I have pulled a couple examples from my rental inventory.

First we have a modern low vase and bud vase from Tina Frey for chic and fashionable city party. I personally love it with a single variety of bright blooms.

Second we have a vintage sea foam ceramic vase that I found on Etsy. This is a great statement piece that can be used in a modern home for contrast or feel at place in a more traditional environment. Either way I think it looks grand with large blooming branches and foliage.

Third is a vintage maple bucket which is perfect for that rustic affair. Use it as a focal point for your entry or something to adorn your food spread. It would look like it came straight from the farm or farmers market with sunflowers or a mixture of bright wild flowers.

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