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.


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


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


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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