Hanging Paper Vases Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Jane (emerald + ella)

So you know how I promised to use up those kraft boxes from the abstract trinket dish tutorial? Well here we go! These sweet hanging vases are covered with rippled paper to make them look sculptural. They hold light plants like succulents or airplants, or pop in a small plastic cup with water and you can fill them with flowers and leaves.

You can cover them in newspaper, old sewing patterns, painted kraft paper or wrapping paper, like I used for these ones.


And if you don’t want them to hang, just leave off the string and you can use as a regular vase.


What you need: 

  • Small kraft boxes. You can get these from craft stores. Use the lids to make these!
  • Glue gun
  • String. I used emerald + ella jute twine.
  • Ruler
  • Paper. And if you like, paints and a paint brush to decorate the paper. I ended up using wrapping paper from the $2 shop.

Step 1. Cut a length of string as long you would like the vases to hang. Glue the ends to the base of the box. Glue to the sides also.


Step 2. Tear long strips of paper, making sure they are slightly wider than the height of the box. You can use a ruler to check this.


Step 3. Place a thin strip of glue down the edge of the box. Stick down one end of the paper. Add another strip of glue about 6cm away. Create a wave in the paper and attach to the glue. Continue like this around the box. Trim the end of the paper to fit, if required, and glue down to secure.


As these are lightweight vases, use only light plants, vessels and flowers to prevent breakage.


Images and tutorial by emerald + ella


Swirl divider

Ms Chinoiserie Says: So simple and pretty – you can easily theme the paper to your wedding colours!

About emerald + ella: I’m Jane Howard, the girl behind emerald + ella – an online shop and blog which encompass a world of beautiful, eclectic things. I’m also a recipe writer, food stylist, vintage collector, New Zealander, married to an Aussie boy, aspirational crafter, wine drinker, pulled pork sandwich lover and basically just a girl who likes pretty bits and pieces.



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