One of my latest cardboard projects is a cardboard vase. After drinking a 2 liter bottle of sparkling water, I wanted to reuse it and turn it into something I could use here in my house. I knew a planter would be a good option, but I needed to cover up the plastic liter bottle with something more attractive. That’s when I came up with the cardboard vase idea.
I created four side panels and a bottom panel our of cardboard to slide the plastic bottle into and therefore, hiding it. I measured each panel to the size of the bottle so it would be a tight fit. I also cut the bottle top off and sanded down the edge for a smoother level top.
Once the panels were glued and finished, I primed them and glued the five panels together and clamped it to secure the panels positions. After vase structure dried, I filled the edges with a spackle that goes on pink and turns white once it’s dry.
After the spackling dried, I sanded the edges down and painted it a faux wood color, with a blue overlay. I wanted it to look like wood that had a peeling paint look. I left two edges larger because I wanted to fill in the edges with old corks from wine
bottles. I cut the corks into 1/4 inch pieces and glued them with a hot glue gun into the sides. It’s finished!
Once the vase was complete, I purchased potting soil and a peace lily and filled the 2 liter bottle. I left the bottle lose inside in case I want to change or move the peace lily at a later date. It turned out great and it’s sitting on my dining room table.
Keep checking my blog for more cardboard projects. I’m always working on new ways to utilize cardboard in art and in projects.