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Decorating a Vase

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There are so many ways to decorate a plain vase or interestingly shaped bottle. This guide contains several great suggestions for decorating a vase.


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November 3, 20041 found this helpful

If you have extra, empty vases, cover them with cloth of your choice. Place a heavy object in bottom to keep the vase from falling over. Buy Styrofoam craft balls or doll heads to fit in the vase opening. Add facial features to Styrofoam balls. Use some yarn for hair. Make a cap from cloth to match the body. It is a good way to use extra vases for inexpensive gifts or knickknacks. I take them to sick friends for a "Get Well," or "Cheer up," gift.

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August 23, 20090 found this helpful
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You could pull a piece of nylon stocking over it and paint on that or take a circle of muslim or white cotton and pull it over and gather at the bottom and then glue it in the bottle top.

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July 28, 2006

Take an interestingly shaped vase or bottle and make sure it is cleaned out really well inside and out with soap and water. Dry it thoroughly. Then take a roll of regular masking tape start tearing it into small little pieces all the same size - not necessarily the same shape, but close to the same size. They must be torn, NOT cut.


Then start placing these pieces on the bottle or vase. Start covering an area by only layering the edges of the pieces a very little bit. These edges are going to bump up a little bit and provide a texture for a treatment that comes later on. After you have completely covered the bottle or vase and this takes quite a bit of time and patience, it is now time for the leathering process.

Depending on the color you desire, choose the color of shoe polish you want your finished project to look like, either a light color or dark color. Rub the shoe polish with a soft cloth all over the taped project GENTLY! You don't want to rub the tape off, but you have to get it into the cracks and crevices of the taped pieces. You might have to go over some places several times. Just do it carefully. Be sure to rub off any excess.

Then seal with a spray sealer - either with a matte or a glossy finish whichever is your preference. You can now display the bottle or vase by itself or with a lovely dried or silk flower arrangement.

By Kelly from Mission, TX

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February 7, 2019

Chinese New Year is tomorrow! Instead of buying flowers, we used flowers right from our yard.

An inexpensive way to spruce up up a clear plain and boring vase is to wrap it with some ribbon and tie a bow - very simple and makes a huge difference!

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July 6, 20161 found this helpful

This is a guide about decoupage a flower vase. Liven up a plain flower vase by decoupaging it with your favorite theme.

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November 7, 20131 found this helpful

This guide contains crafts using glass flower vases. These cut flower display containers that are easy to come by, can be fun decorating projects.

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August 2, 2018

This a tip about decorating a flower vase. You will need: any kind of vase, decorations of your choice, a glue gun, glue sticks, and ribbon.

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