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Recycling paper: crafts flower pot (sewing tutorial)

Flower arrangement, Green crafts, Recycle, Sewing  |  September 21st 2011  |  1 Comment

A Passion For Pink Newspaper

Pink newspaper is cut into strips and machine sewn back together again to create a cover for a glass vase.

These simple covers easily slip over glass cylinder vases and look great when filled with flowers, branches or candles.

I used The Financial Times – it is a pale shade of pink and makes for a more interesting look. I picked mine up at Borders for $2.50.

Cut out a sheet of paper that will cover your vase with a few inches to spare (for seam allowance).

I like to add texture to the paper – so, I wrinkle it up and then flatten it out before I cut it into strips of various widths.

Place one strip on top of another and sew edges together. Keep adding on strips. I used a red thread and a simple straight stitch (size 3 on my machine).

Before stitching it closed, wrap it around your vase to make sure it loosely fits your vase and can easily slip on and off. Add another strip if it feels too tight.

The nice thing about this project is you can slip the newspaper cover off and store in a drawer until the next time you want to use it.