If you want to give it a shot, here's wall you'll need:
1. Printer paper for the template (see original post for pdf)
2. Card stock paper for the bottom of the vase. These will need to be 2" circles but what I did was put the vase template underneath the card stock and traced the inner circle. Much easier than trying to find your old compass!
3. An x-acto knife and something to protect your table
Start by printing out the template and cutting everywhere you see a printed line. If you're not careful, you will rip the paper. And yes, it will probably happen.
|Get used to seeing these...|
|This is what you're going for!|
Once you're done cutting your lines, cut out the template so you're not still working with a full piece of paper. Glue your base (the 2" card stock circles) to the front and the back of the paper.
And finally, stretch out your vase. If it doesn't fully stretch out, it makes a lovely hat.
As I said, not one of my best project... but hey, ya live and ya learn! Hopefully your attempt will go much better than mine!
TOTAL COSTS: Free!
However I already had printer paper, an x-acto knife, and glue on hand
TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: 1 hour
A great chance to catch up on podcasts during the excessive cutting!
EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 4 out of 5
I rate this one pretty high because:
#1 - it's very hard to cut the paper without ripping it and
#2 - keeping track of which white space to cut and which to leave alone.
However, if it doesn't work out, you can always print out the template and try again!