Make a patriotic statement centerpiece using scrapbook paper!
Seriously, the hardest part about this red, white, and blue decor is deciding whether you want Uncle Sam’s hat to sit upright or upside down. (I still can’t decide which way I like better. I would love your input!)
Read on for a full picture tutorial, but I have also put together a video for you!
So for this project I am using some of the glitter papers from American Crafts as well as their glitter tape and the Pebbles glitter stars.
You can use solid sheets of glitter, but I’m choosing to use some more decorative glitter paper.
The red strip glitter paper is perfect for Uncle Sam’s hat. The blue polka dot glitter paper helps add a touch of whimsy to the brim of the hat.
Next, roll the paper (I have kept it at its original 12×12 size) into a cylinder and staple it in place.
Wrap one end of the cylinder with blue glitter tape. I did 3 rows of tape.
Add the red and silver Pebbles stars on top of the blue tape. The stars are self adhesive and stick great to the glitter!
Roll another sheet of 12×12 paper (it does not have to be glitter paper, any cardstock will do, but I used blue glitter paper) and place it inside the cylinder you already have. Now the inside of our vase looks nice!
Take the paper you are going to use for the brim of the hat and cut out two 6.5″ circles.
Then cut out a 3″ circle in the center of each of the 6.5″ circles and adhere them together back to back.
Glue the cylinder (blue glitter band down) to the circles.
Now we have our Uncle Sam’s hat!
Slip the hat over the vase then insert and arrange the flowers.
I think it depends on where you place the vase.
I currently have mine on my mantel and think it looks best upside down. Otherwise you can’t see the brim on a ledge that high up.
If I set it on a table I think I would place it right side up.
So what do you think? Upside down or right side up??
Disclosure: This is part of a paid campaign with American Crafts. I was provided with these materials to use. All opinions and ideas expressed are 100% my own. And I do believe 110% that glitter should be used with all holiday crafts!
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