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How-To: Make Your Own Mini Vase in Under 30 Seconds

by on Apr 11, 2011

Quick!  Can you guess what this tiny bud vase is made from?  I’ll give you one clue: with the right moves, it can be turned into an animal*.  Now you’re really curious, aren’t you?  Read on!    

created at: 04/10/2011

This modern, ceramic-looking vase can be made in well under 30 seconds and only requires two materials: a 2″ glass votive holder and a BALLOON.  Crazy, right??  I love that you can make it in just about any color, not to mention the fact that it has the appearance of matte glazed porcelain (my fave).

created at: 04/10/2011

Camilla Fabbri from Family Chic created these clever little vases by snipping off the mouth of a balloon, leaving about an inch of the neck, and then slipping the balloon over the votive holder.  Of course, whether your vase has an innie or an outie is up to you.

[via Family Chic]

*Well, not a living, breathing animal.  One of those abstract balloon animals… like a weiner dog, maybe?  Or how about a giraffe?

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  1. LOVE this because I routinely share flowers from my garden in food jars… this is a great idea for me to hide the tacky.  THANKS!