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by Laurel Stavros

Laurel Stavros is the DIY-er and party crafter at the blog, A Bubbly Life. She believes DIY does not have to be perfect- it should be fun. While DIY-ing she can often be found jamming to a Glee playlist and sipping red wine. Despite her common attire of paint clothes, she also blogs about her fashion crushes and firmly believes one can never have too many pairs of shoes.

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  • This paper bag vase was one of my most popular DIYs last year on A Bubbly Life; it's also a personal favorite of mine, so I wanted to revisit the idea with a simple twist.
    Instead if the traditional white, glass, or metal vase, a decorated paper bag vase has a romantic, rustic feel. This time around I added some pink (of course...) and a gold leaf pen for a more modern look!
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  • While it's only February, I (and everyone out there battling winter storms) am ready for spring! Colorful flowers in a fun vase will brighten up those winter blues.

    Snowed in? This is a perfect kid craft! Make some for grandma or for the little ones' own rooms.

    Accent a console or dining table with a giant bouquet of flowers in this quirky vase or create a cherry centerpiece with mini versions. Line the center of a table with several small vases filled with only one or two full blooms. This simple, beautiful decor is deal if you're hosting brunch or are feeling fancy one evening.

    For the bride on a budget, draw initials and hearts on bags matching the wedding color scheme for inexpensive, but oh-so-cute centerpieces.
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  • Materials:
    Gold leaf pen (or metallic marker)
    Party paper bags in various colors
    Glass vase or bottle
    All you need to do is create your design on the bag with your marker! It's best to use a tall glass vase inside the paper bag. If your vase is too short the flowers will hang too low and push the bag down.
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