Stamped Stars Copper Vase
This 'tooled' copper vase requires no metal working tools - simply wrap a flexible copper sheet around a block of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. Make it year-round by stamping different images and selecting alternative flowers.
Completion time – 2-4 hours
Designer – Diane Flowers
STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- Blocks, 8" x 4" x 2", two
- Lightweight copper metal sheet
- Copper wire, 16-gauge, one spool
- Rusty tin mini star ornaments, 1-1/2", five
- Open star rubber stamps: 2"; 1"
- Black solvent ink pad
- Red crystal berry stems, six
- Greenery stems: pine, six; evergreen and cedar, tw
- Green reindeer moss, one large bag
- Floral pins
- Floral shears
- Wire cutters
- Heat gun
- Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
- Thick, white craft glue
- 1. Use glue gun to glue foam blocks together, creating one 8"
x 4" x 4" vase.
- 2. Cut one 6" x 8" rectangle from copper sheet. Center and
wrap metal around front of vase, folding excess around sides.
Use glue gun to secure metal to foam; let dry.
- 3. Use glue gun to secure reindeer moss to all exposed foam,
completely covering surface.
- 4. Stamp black stars randomly onto metal as shown. Smudge some
stars for artistic effect if desired; set ink with heat gun.
- 5. Use glue gun to adhere small bits of moss to backs of star
ornaments; glue ornaments to vase as shown.
- 6. Cut two 26" lengths from copper wire. Shape wires into two
uneven handles; glue handle ends into sides of vase, through metal.
- 7. Use floral shears to trim pine stems; insert stems into top
of foam to form fan shape, allowing ends to drape downward.
- 8. Trim five berry stems and insert into center top of foam;
allow two stems to drape downward.
- 9. Wrap remaining berry stem around one mini fern stem and
insert stems into front right side of foam, allowing stems to
drape downward as shown.
- 10. Trim remaining greenery stems. Insert ferns at top left of
foam; insert remaining stems into front center of foam. Adjust
materials as needed to create balance.
- 11. If desired, remove berries and greenery and apply hot glue
to ends before reinserting them into foam.