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Creating a Beaded Vase

A really easy way to dress up any vase that's also budget-friendly is with a few supplies from your local craft store. Using some carefully coordinated beads, elastic jewelry string and your imagination, you can create a gorgeous centerpiece.

If, like us, you find one day you have approximately 14 glass vases of assorted shapes and varying heights, get creative!

Follow our approach with beads to achieve the ever popular ombre look everyone is loving this year!


Beads of your choosing
Elastic jewelry string


Step 1: Measure and cut elastic thread to a length that will encircle glass, plus several inches to tie off.

Step 2: Thread first group of beads on elastic thread, test for fit and tie off. Now you can pre-cut a number of pieces of thread and continue threading until vase is completely covered.

Step 3: Fill vase two-thirds full with water and floral preservative.

Step 4: Cut stems of flowers (here I used lisianthus) to correct length so that the flowers sit just at the top of the rim of the glass. Continue until the vase is full!


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