Mark Montano
Mark Montano
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  • Los Angeles, CA

Upcycle Old Glass Flower Vases

A beautiful way to recycled cheap glass flower vases and wine bottles! This was a fun way to add some color and pattern with a simple paper mâché technique and still
be able to fill them with water.
upcycle old glass flower vases part 2, gardening
Some I painted and added flowers and others I covered completely with the patterned paper.
Watch how to make them here!
upcycle old glass flower vases part 2, gardening
A simple water and flower mixture worked just fine for the paste. Americana Decoupage in gloss was a terrific way to finish them, too.
upcycle old glass flower vases part 2, gardening
Make sure to let them dry thoroughly and use plenty of newspaper on the areas where the handles meet the vase.

Suggested materials:

  • Americana Decor Metallics  (
  • Americana Decoupage in Gloss  (
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Amber Allen
    on Feb 2, 2017

    What about the inside? The one in the video looked like it was painted there also. Did you poor the newspaper inside a bit?

    • Mark Montano
      on Feb 2, 2017

      You can paint part of the inside or fold the paper inside a few inches. Up to you. Just make sure you don't fill the water up to where the paper ends.

  • Lynn
    on Mar 12, 2017

    I was confused at the water & flower mixture for paste. Finally figured out is was water & FLOUR. My literal brain does not interpret homophones well. Love this project!!!

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