While other gals delighted in Pandora bracelets and Ugg boots, I remember being over-the-top thrilled when articles first began emerging validating the use of mixed metals in home decor. Although my wardrobe is completely devoid of bling, I have a fetish for metals. I think homes mixing touches of matte gold and pewter and copper are much more interesting than ones with a predictable, monochromatic display of hardware.
Back to my metal fetish. When I first spotted some paper bags painted metallic silver, I found yet another way to introduce some industrial bling to my home. I grabbed some paper lunch sacks along with some copper and silver spray paints and went crazy. The result? These sweet little containers that can be used for a myriad of purposes – planters, vases, containers, and more.
step 1 – painting
step 2 – cutting & folding
Once the paint dried, I trimmed about 2″ off the top of the bags.
Next, I inserted a second, unpainted bag into the painted one. I then folded the top of the inserted bag down over the sides of the painted one. It’s okay to scrunch your bag up a little, as a few small “dents” give the vase character.
step 3 – add flowers
This step is optional, of course, as you can use these little bags for a variety of purposes. I always look for an excuse to bring fresh flowers into my home, so I filled three glasses with water & flowers then placed them inside the bags. I just love these little guys!
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