Spring craft: simple lace vase

Spring craft - DIY lace vaseSpring is right around the corner and one of my favorite ways to bring some of this season into my home is with fresh flowers. I love picking up a small bouquet of flowers from my local grocery store. This spring craft is a cheap and easy way to bring the outdoors inside.

You can make your floral arrangement even more special by grabbing a cheap bud vase and some Mod Podge. I recently received these beautiful paper lace doilies from my mother-in-law and I knew I wanted to adhere one to a vase. This lace vase was a really simple and easy decoupage craft. This project would be perfect for any beginner! Let me show you.

Supplies needed:

  • Mod Podge (Dishwasher safe formula)
  • Brush
  • Paper doily
  • Glass bud vase
  • Rubbing alcohol

Clean the glass thoroughly with rubbing alcohol and allow it to dry.

lace-decoupage-vase-04Using your brush, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the glass and the back of your paper doily. (I do suggest using either the outdoor formula or dishwasher safe formula so that the Mod Podge is resistant to water since you will be using the vase to hold your flowers).

lace-decoupage-vase-03Press the doily around the glass smoothing out any bubbles as you go. Make sure the paper adheres level and that it overlaps in the back neatly.

Allow the decoupage to dry and apply at least two more layers over the doily to seal it. Allow the glue to cure according to the manufacturer’s instructions before use.

Spring craft - simple lace vaseOne tip when making this vase is to look for a doily that will fit your vase well when wrapped around the entire column. I love the intricate details of the lace. Applying it as a simple cylindrical shape on the glass also gives it a slightly modern feel. It will be the perfect vessel for holding a few blooms this spring!

What other spring craft ideas are you dying to try?

Madigan made
About the Podger: You might call Shannon the Clark Kent of craft blogging. By day, she is a pharmacist and by night she shares simple ideas for crafts, décor and much more with her readers. She also craves chocolate, loves a thrifty find and tries (often unsuccessfully) to avoid glue gun burns. You can find Shannon on her blog, Madigan Made, and on FacebookTwitterGoogle + or Pinterest, too.


  1. says

    I love this project. I’m always looking for simple and elegant vase projects I can share over on my blog, First Come Flowers. This is a great DIY wedding or party idea. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.