Monday, December 22, 2008

Last Minute Centerpiece Solution


With the holidays fast approaching and time slipping away like it usually does this time of year, you might find yourself in a last minute pinch for holiday d├ęcor. Normally in this situation I would pull something from the Hip Hostess “bag of tricks”. However, while visiting Jessica Jones’ blog, How about Orange, I saw an idea that was so brilliant, easy and economical that I would feel guilty not sharing the wealth.

I ran across Jessica’s website while researching fabrics to use at some of our events. As most of you know it is difficult to find fun, modern fabrics at a decent price. So when I ran across Jessica’s line, the happy dance was done more than once.

This project will take minimal time at an economical price and make a fabulous impression. Jessica definitely gets a Hip Hostess seal of approval for this one! Below she’ll show you how to make easy fabric covers for vases or even shot glasses.

1. Cut a piece of fabric large enough to wrap around your glass or vase once, plus about an inch of overlap. Make it as tall as your vase is, plus an extra half inch. (Of course, vary this depending on how much glass you want to show at the top.)
2. Fold over and press a half inch at the top and bottom of the fabric; then sew a seam across it to hold it down.
3. Wrap the fabric around your vase, right side to the inside, and pin it exactly where you'd like your seam to go. Slide the vase out and draw a line along the pins to help you sew where you need to.
4. Sew the tube along the line and press the seam open.
5. Flip the tube right side out and put it on your vase.

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