Friday, January 29, 2010

Decopauge - How To Make A Valentine's Day Flower Vase

I just love crafting up new items for Valentine's Day and a few days ago I decided to decorate a new vase for myself...after all, hubby will be getting me some Valentine's Day flowers to put inside it (usually white roses).

This is a very easy project that you and your children can make just love to rip up things, so hand them the tissue paper and let them do it!

Here are the supplies that you will need:

Tissue Paper- Dark Pink, Light Pink, White and Red
Decoupage Medium - Glossy Finish
Clear Mica Glitter
Foam Brush
Newspaper (cover your work surface)
Glass Vase

Here is how I made it:

I first started by washing and drying my vase. I then took some rubbing alcohol over it and left it air dry for several minutes. While it was drying, I ripped up my tissue paper into a variety of shapes and sizes. You will want to lay down several sheets of newspaper onto your work surface to catch the drips.

In a small glass bowl, I added 4 tablespoons of Decoupage and 1/2 teaspoon of water. I like to add just a tad of water so its not as thick. Using my foam brush, I layered on a thin coat of decoupage medium onto one side of my vase. I then used my ripped up tissue paper and just layered it on in a pattern that I liked. You will repeat this process for all sides and the bottom of your vase. You will want to let it dry for 1-2 hours. Once dry, use your foam brush to layer a top coat of the medium onto the tissue paper and let it dry for an additional 1-2 hours.

Optional: After I coated my vase with the top coat layer, I chose to sprinkle on some mica glitter. If you want to add the glitter, make sure you sprinkle it on while the decoupage medium is still wet.

You can now enjoy your new flower vase!

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Shelly Hill is a mother and grandmother living in Pennsylvania who enjoys quick and easy holiday crafts. You can visit Shelly's online craft site at for free project ideas.

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Christina on Fri Jan 29, 05:41:00 PM 2010 said...

looks pretty mandie :)

Night Owl Mama on Fri Jan 29, 10:23:00 PM 2010 said...

wow great job looks gorgeous. Came by for follow friday great blog

peasterpeach on Sat Jan 30, 02:41:00 AM 2010 said...

This is such a cute idea! I think I might make me one!

E on Mon May 23, 09:56:00 AM 2011 said...

this is beautiful! :]


Decopauge - How To Make A Valentine's Day Flower Vase

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