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Update a Glass Vase in 60 Seconds with Mod Podge

Learn how to Mod Podge a glass vase in about a minute! This is such a simple and easy home decor project with big results.

Mod Podge on a glass vase

My M.O. lately has been to find more and more inexpensive and easy projects, so that those of you who have never tried decoupage before will be inspired to do so. This is one of those projects.

Do you have a plain glass vase lying around the house? You can go buy some paper for less than $1 to complete this project. And aren’t these beautiful natural papers?

Mod Podge a Glass Vase

These graceful vases take about 60 seconds to make: 20 seconds to cut the paper, 20 to brush it with glue and 20 to wrap it around a glass. Fill the finished vases with cut flowers, dried arrangements, maybe even celery stalks or lemongrass.

If you like, place a votive candle in the bottom of the glass and watch the intricate shapes and unusual textures of these delicate vegetable (and fruit!) papers flicker to life.

1. Measure and cut handmade paper (available at specialty paper and craft stores or online) to the right height for your tall, straight-sided glass with a craft blade or scissors. You can leave the top edge irregular or cut it straight.

2. Thoroughly paint the back of the paper with Mod Podge, a nontoxic acrylic decoupage medium sold at craft stores. Be sure the adhesive goes all the way to the edge.

3. Smooth the paper around the glass vase. Press firmly as you go to remove air bubbles. Let dry before using.

Visit right here for the instructions and some additional pictures. If you are a first-timer, I guarantee you will be successful with this project.

If you like vases and Mod Podge, I’d also love for you to check out the following projects:


Thursday 13th of January 2022

I love these hacks!Thank you for sharing its going make my evening better!Have a wonderful evening

Terry ogg

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

I modge pogged a glass vase with napkin picture,3 days ago and its still not dry


Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Hi Terry! That's very strange. You can use a hair dryer to help it. Is it on very thick? It should've dried in an hour or so :o

Perfectly Imperfect Me

Tuesday 19th of June 2012

I have 3 vases that I have been trying to figure out what to do with them for years... So glad I saw this! You have inspired me to get craftin! :)

Corie M.

Sunday 9th of August 2009

Very cute vases!

Your link for the instructions is not working, though.


Friday 7th of August 2009

Especially liked the candle idea! You've given me another great idea for the holidays!