Bring in spring with a beautiful DIY vase you can make with Mod Podge and painted watercolor paper. No skill set required!
Skills Required: Beginner. It helps to have some experience with decoupage since you’ll be using it with paper inside glass. Keep in mind this project, since the decoupage is on the inside, is for faux flowers. If you want to use it with water, you’ll have to put the paper on the outside.
It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, with a fun and easy way to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Spring is officially here! Celebrate with some pretty flowers and this Mod Podged watercolor vase – perfect for yourself or a gift!
Learn how to decorate a vase using this method below.
- Mod Podge Gloss
- 2 glass containers (one to fit inside the other)
- Foam Brush
- Watercolor Paper
Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut a piece of your watercolor paper to fit inside your glass jar. The best glass jars not tapered; they have straight sides.
This will help make adhering the paper inside the jar easier. You’ll also need a smaller jar to fit inside the larger jar. I found both of my jars at Hobby Lobby for under $4!
Step 2: Use your watercolors to paint your paper. You could also do this project with scrapbook, wrapping or leftover wallpaper!
I’m not a watercolor expert, but I’ll try to talk you through what I did:) I started by applying shades of blue and green across the paper, using plenty of water.
Then, I went back and added swashes of color, blending as I went and adding more water as needed to help the colors blend together. Let dry completely.
Step 3: Once paper is fully dry, coat the inside of your jar with Mod Podge. Insert your paper, and press firmly to adhere it to the jar. Once dry, apply several coats of Mod Podge over the paper, letting dry between coats.
Step 4: Once dry, take your smaller jar and insert it into your larger one.
Since Mod Podge isn’t waterproof, you won’t want to add water directly to your vase.
Cut your flower, insert into your watercolor vase, and you’re done!
I really love how this turned out; the colors are perfect for my decor, and I always love an excuse to buy fresh flowers!
Thank you so much for letting me share with you all today. You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog.
PS – Did you know you can make watercolor paint using kitchen items? Get the recipe so you can make this project without having to purchase watercolors!
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