Broken vase how to redecorate?

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  • It's a question of how broken it actually is....If it can be glued back together, you could wrap it with jute twine or coat it with spackle for a new look.

  • Dee Dee on Aug 12, 2021

    If it can be glued back together with super glue or gorilla glue you can paint it. But it probably would not hold water. I like Ann's idea of wrapping with jute or rope.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Aug 12, 2021

    if it is fixable then glue it together then decoupage it with paper

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 12, 2021

    Depending on the break, you can glue it back together and hide the break(s) with several options:

    decopouge

    add trailing flowers or greenery to hide

    cover with a decorative netting

    Ann's idea of twine or ribbon


    To be safe, use only with artificial greenery & flowers - nothing that requires water.


    At Christmas you could fill with ornaments.

  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 12, 2021

    If you posted a picture we could see the extent of the damage and if this is fixable or not.

  • Janice Janice on Aug 12, 2021

    Without knowing what your vase is made of (glass, pottery, plastic, etc.) it's difficult to provide solutions. Most items can be reglued using a good commercial glue such as E-6000 or Gorilla Glue. Another way to upcycle the vase is to make any broken area look intentional, perhaps by painting it using an additive such as spackle, baking soda, egg shells, etc. You can also wrap yarn, ribbon, rope around the item to cover a crack or a break. You could wrap in cloth, decoupage with cloth, pictures or pages from magazines. Just try to thiink out of the box and create!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 12, 2021

    Hello there,

    Glue the vase together, then when completely dry use a Metallic pen on the crack lines and make a feature of them!

  • You could do mod podge and fabric if you want it just for decoration

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 12, 2021

    Hello. Can you post a picture to see how bad the damage actually is. It might be reassembled. Other new ideas would be to cover it with grout and mosaics or a textured concrete like finish

  • Em Em on Aug 13, 2021

    Don't use gorilla glue on a vase. It expands and will never look right. Cover the vase with joint compound, smooth or make a pattern in it with swirls, lines, something pressed into it while still wet for a design and paint.

  • Betsy Betsy on Aug 13, 2021

    Hi Vee: How broken is it? If you can glue it back together, and if it's painted, rough up the areas that you glued, and then do this:


    https://www.hometalk.com/diy/decorate/rooms/faux-stained-glass-technique-turns-trash-into-treasures-3518288


    or this:


    https://www.hometalk.com/diy/decorate/walls/creating-faux-stained-glass-with-acrylic-paint-and-glue-641945


    Good luck

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 14, 2021

    Hi Vee, depending on where the vase broke you can use it to make a really pretty mosaic. Here's a few examples that may inspire you - https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g2416/repurposed-broken-china/

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Aug 15, 2021

    You can use the pieces of the vase to make a mosaic on a small table top or hot plate. You will need to smash it into small 1" pieces, use a tile adhesive to attach it to a surface and then grout the pieces.

  • Annie Annie on Aug 15, 2021

    Please post a pic...

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 15, 2021

    Hello. Is it a decorative vessel or do you need to hold water? Applying a textured finish might be an option to consider.

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Aug 18, 2021

    I would try repainting it, or stenciling it. You could even hot glue those colorful glass stones (with the flat backs) from the dollar store onto the vase.