Spring Fabric Floral Vase

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Spring is here! I just adore spring. One of my favorite ways to enjoy the warmer season is by decorating with fresh cut flowers. With delicate blooms and tender greens, any room is sure to be brighter with a bouquet. But you can't just plop them in any old vase! Keep reading and I'll show you how I made a custom floral vase with a thrifted bowl, a little Mod Podge, and a pretty spring printed fabric!

Okay, I'll admit that this doesn't look anything like spring. But hang on because we're going to totally transform this thrifted fall wooden bowl into a spring sensation!

To get started, I removed the handles and metal leaves. And to give it a new complexion,, I chose this bright spring green fabric.

If you'd like to know how not to wrap a round object with fabric, hop over to the blog for the details because this was a real "trial and error" project. I found the best way to do it was to wrap it, gift-wrap style, upside down, completely covering the opening with fabric.

The last thing to do before attaching the fabric to the bowl was to get rid of the excess fabric. I added a little painters tape to hold it in place, then cut the excess fabric off. And don't worry about this being a perfect shape. As long as it wraps over the bottom of the bowl at least a little, we're good to go!

The next step is to smear some Mod Podge on the top rim of the bowl, flip it over in the center of the fabric, and begin wrapping the fabric around the bowl. Do this by brushing Mod Podge on some of the bowl, press the fabric up and over the bottom (which is now on the top), and press down. You may have some seams here - I did because my bowl has gently scallops. I thought the seams looked nice and added texture, so I worked to space them naturally and as evenly as I could.

Go all the way around until the fabric covers the bowl. And don't worry at all about how messy the bottom looks because we'll fix that soon.

Next, turn the bowl right-side-up and deal with that covered top by cutting a circle-ish (I can't cut straight!) in the fabric, then cut slits along the circle so the fabric can be folded down inside the bowl.

Use Mod Podge again to glue these slitted pieces of fabric down, and you're almost done!

I used a cereal bowl (remember, I can't cut a circle! ) and cut a pattern to fit over the bottom, then glued it down with more Mod Podge. There's more pics and details about this on the blog if you need more information.

Finally, give the whole thing a top coat of Mod Podge to seal and you're done! I put mine on top of a flower vase so all the surfaces could dry at once.

Once it was dry, I dropped a smaller ceramic bowl inside, lined the space between the bowls with moss, and added some gorgeous spring tulips and water. Does anyone love tulips as much as I do?

Suggested materials:

  • Thrifted wooden bowl  (ReStore)
  • Green printed fabric  (Hobby Lobby)
  • Mod Podge  (Hobby Lobby)
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  • Gina Pace
    on Apr 8, 2017

    Wouldn't out have just been simpler to wrap the fabric from the bottom of the bowl up and glue the ends down inside, as opposed to doing it from the top down, then cutting a hole and gluing it, then making a cover for the bottom? Less fabric too?
    • To Work With My Hands
      on Apr 9, 2017

      Hi Gina! Yes, that would seem to have been the easiest way to do this - and in fact, is how I approached it to begin with. You can see the details on why this wouldn't work on the blog.

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