I don't usually do arty crafty stuff, but thought I would have a go at this project and see how things turned out.
This is a fairly easy project which entails sticking masking tape onto a glass jar or vase for decoration.
Step 1: Materials Required
A vase or jar to decorate.
Shoe polish of your desired colour.
If you have ever painted something around the house, chances are that you are bound to have some left over masking tape which is what i used here.
My intention was to cover the bottom third of the vase with tape, and leave the rest as clear glass. I was originally going for the basket weave look, but found that it was not easy to apply tape to a curved surface and not end up with creases in the tape.
After several failed attempts I gave up and finally went with a random pattern. I also discovered that a better effect on the tape was achieved on a torn edge rather than a cut one when applying the shoe polish.
I set about tearing up the masking tape into stamp sized pieces and sticking them to the vase, overlapping the previous pieces as I worked my way around the base.
After completing this all the way around, I then trimmed the top of the taped area with a Stanley knife to give a clean edge against the glass as shown above.
Be careful here when doing this not to apply too much pressure as you can score the glass as I found out the hard way.
I then used masking tape for it's intended purpose by butting it up against the cut line to save having to clean the glass after applying the shoe polish.
The tape was then given a couple coats of shoe polish to achieve the final look.
Remove the masking tape from the completed job.
The final step is to add some flowers to your master piece.
Here's my first attempt ever in creating a flower arrangement.
I thought it turned out not too bad even if I do say so myself.