Tissue Paper Vases

by Amy on September 22, 2009

Need a sweet and simple handmade gift?  We love re-purposing glass bottles and jars into lovely little vases.  All you need is Mod Podge (or watered-down white glue) and colored tissue paper.

Paint an area of your jar or bottle with the Mod Podge and start sticking on tissue paper pieces – you can cut or tear pieces ahead of time, if you like.  Put another coat of Mod Podge over the top of your tissue paper.

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Here are the vases, all smothered in Mod Podge and waiting to dry:

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And here they are, filled with sweet flowers and ready for Great-Grandma’s 91st birthday celebration!

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I love this type of project – toddlers and up can enjoy the process of creating these beautiful tissue paper vases.  Small jars decorated like this make excellent candle holders, too – the light shining through is lovely!

What else do you use glass jars for?  I have been saving them and have quite a collection now – I’d love some ideas! :)

Happy creating!

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