I hope you saw the neutral and neon wedding inspiration I shared earlier this week. I had so much fun thinking of ways to incorporate the bright hues into our table decor. I wanted to add neon to the vases, but in a non-permanent way so I could re-use them again later. The perfect solution? Some twine that caught my eye recently at a home improvement store. It comes in different colors, and large spools. This is truly one of the easiest DIY's I've ever done, and perfect for any party or event, as you can tailor your colors to fit different themes.
What you'll need:
- Different height cylinder vases (you can buy these guys cheaply at a craft store, or check the Dollar Tree, as they often have a good selection of simple vases).
- Neon twine (optionally you can use yarn in any color you desire).
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
Start with a clean, dry vase. Remove any labels or stickers that might be on them from the store. Heat up your glue gun, and start by placing a small bead of glue about 1/3 of the way down the vase. Use a toothpick or skewer to press the end of the twine to the bead of glue while still hot.
Once your glue has cooled and is holding your twine in place, begin wrapping your yarn or twine around your vase. Keep the string taught as possible, and once it creates a band thickness you like, with another bead of glue fasten the other end of the twine. Once it's secure, cut it off as close to the glue as possible.
Squeeze your bands of twine closer together to get a solid block of color, or leave them with gaps for a more hand made/crafty look.
You're done! I added some pretty white hydrangeas to my vases, to keep from competing with the colors of the twine. All in all this project takes about 10 minutes or less per vase, and adds a bright statement to an otherwise plain centerpiece. Have fun making your own neon striped cylinder vases, and if you give it a try, I'd of course love to see pics! See more DIY entertaining ideas over on emmy-ray design studios Pinterest.
xo ~ Emily