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Holiday Vase Decor By Wrapping Ribbon

Learn how to wrap a vase in ribbon and seal it with Mod Podge! This craft is VERY easy, inexpensive, and the results are so pretty.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’re going to be able to make this project. You’ll be painting Mod Podge on a vase and wrapping ribbon.

Easy festive ribbon holiday vase

Hi all! This is Heidi from Hands Occupied. The holidays are fast approaching, and everyone’s in the market for a fun, fast and festive project to spruce up their home.

This easy little vase fits the bill – you can even fill it with some affordable carnations packed in tight. No fancy florist skills required. You gotta love this kind of quick holiday DIY!

How to Wrap a Vase with Ribbon




Clean and dry your vase. Apply a generous layer of Sparkle Mod Podge all over its outside.


Cut the end of one kind of ribbon at an angle. Carefully wrap the ribbon around the vase and Mod Podge in a descending spiral. I made about 4 total “laps” around my vase with my ribbon.

When you reach the far end of the vase, cut your ribbon so it’s flush with the bottom edge.


Cover the outside of the ribbon with Mod Podge.


Cut your second ribbon at an an angle and stick it to the vase half way in between the first ribbon and the second, over the Mod Podge.

Trim the second ribbon at an angle at the far end, again making it flush with the edge.


Paint over the whole thing with one more layer of Sparkle Mod Podge. Let dry before filling with flowers.


Never fear – it dries clear and more layers = more sparkle, which is never a bad thing in my book!

Easy festive ribbon holiday vase

If you like this project you can check out more craft ideas below:


Sunday 28th of November 2021

Now I need to do a craft run I have three big glass vases, that im going to have to have fun with now. thanks for the great ideas.


Monday 6th of December 2021

Thank you Pegs!!


Monday 29th of November 2021

Pleasure, have so much fun!