of the month
Tape, in a range of bright
hues, forms a grid that is both decorative and functional.
Square containers are
hip and affordable, so they’re great gift options for the
younger crowd, including for graduation. And they can be
repurposed for corralling small items in dorm rooms later. But
stylish teens require more pizzazz than plain glass, so a
colorful enhancement, such as the playfully hued electrical tape
used here, is required. Choose tapes in school colors or to
match the seasons, and vary the pattern a bit by overlapping a
few strips of tape.
In addition to its decorative value, the tape, which is
adhered around and over the top of the vessel, also serves as a
support structure for the collection of blossoms. Flowers are
simply arranged through the center of the grid.
Gerberas, pincushions (Leucospermums) and
electrical tape from favorite suppliers; Square Vase from
Syndicate Sales, Inc.
Apply lengths of various colors of electrical tape to
the top, sides and bottom of the square container to
create a grid across the top and stripes on the sides.
Overlap some lengths of tape to create stripes of