Upcycle Old Glass Flower Vases

Mark Montano
by Mark Montano
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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.
Some I painted and added flowers and others I covered completely with the patterned paper.
Watch how to make them here!
A simple water and flower mixture worked just fine for the paste. Americana Decoupage in gloss was a terrific way to finish them, too.
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   (Amazon.com)
  • Americana Decoupage in Gloss   (Amazon.com)
Mark Montano
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  • Amber Allen Amber Allen on Feb 01, 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?
  • Lynn 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!!!
  • Gina Gina on Jul 13, 2019

    Love the idea! But would I have to go the newspaper route? Could I paint the glass with glass paint the decoupage any design I wanted? New to crafting. :)

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  • Natalia Dominguez Natalia Dominguez on Feb 07, 2017
    Luv this DIY 😊😊😊 . I already hv several empty wine bottles . Noe just to get the other items . Can't wait for my day off to start on one . Thanks a Bunch
  • Gilmer Gal Gilmer Gal on Aug 15, 2019

    Oh, gosh! I remember my grandmother, back in the, er, 50's, using flour and water to hang wallpaper in her rent houses. It works!