Looking for a low cost, fun centerpiece for your next event? We made this super affordable vase with paper flowers and themed inserts for only $5! It’s easy to make, looks elegant, and can be customized for any theme.
Don’t miss the free printable inserts below, with graphics for both a Paris theme and a Casino theme.
Complete supplies list and shopping guide available below. Note: For this demonstration we used different types of tapes as adhesives, however, a hot glue gun will work as well.
Choose a base ribbon to put around the glass vase. Cut the ribbon to the correct size to fit around the vase with about 1/2″ overlap. Use hem tape (or a glue gun) to seal the ribbon to to the vase (tip: if you have trouble removing the backing, slide a fingernail under an upper corner and pull slowly). Wrap the ribbon around the vase and use another piece of hem tape to attach it to itself.
Choose a smaller ribbon and repeat the same steps above.
To create your embellishment for the front of the vase, cut out a fancy background from card stock (we like the fun glitter paper for this).
Download the themed images you wish to use from the link at the bottom of this page. Print on card stock and punch or hand cut one image to be used for the front of the vase (the floral punch we used for the pink backdrop is is 2 1/4″ and the circle punch used for the image is 1 1/2″). Attach the themed image to the card stock background using foam tape.
Then attach the completed piece to the front of the vase using another piece of foam tape. (this tape helps the flat image stick to the rounded vase and works best on glitter card stock.)
To add some fun to your vase, download some themed printables and print on cardstock paper. Cut out two of each image you wish to use (for the front and back). The glitter star stickers shown here are available to purchase (see below).
We cut these sweet fluer de lis using a craft punch and glitter foam paper.
Attach the images to a floral stem wire using double sided tape. Place one on the front and one on the back.
Set inserts aside until you’ve filled your vase with flowers. The silver curly ting accents are an inexpensive addition that adds some nice sparkle.
Fill the vases with a small amount of glass gems (or any other type of filler you prefer) to enhance the look and make it easier to arrange flowers and inserts in the vase. Add real flowers or use these instructions for creating tissue paper roses like we did.
Arrange your themed inserts within the bouquet and trim to desired height. Voilà, your done!
Flowers (if making paper flowers)