This little Mod Podge Vase project is a super easy way to display some of your favorite fabric around the house. This one is covered in Anna Maria Horner Little Folks Voile Coloring Garden Dusk. I’d also love one for my kitchen in this. You are going to want to cover every cylindrical vase in your house, I’m not kidding.
Get the DIY Mod Podge Vase after the jump.
What you need:
- Any cylindrical vase will do. You probably have 3 up there in that sad “Free Vase with Flower Purchase” cabinet above the fridge. Go check. If not, this one was under $4 at Michaels.
- A small piece of fabric
- A measuring tape (or ruler & string)
- Mod Podge & Brush
- Polyurethane Spray
1. Measure height and circumference of your vase. If you don’t have a measuring tape, wrap a piece of string around your vase and then measure the length of the string. You will want to add 1/2″ to the circumference and subtract 1/4″-1/2″ from the height. This way the fabric will overlap slightly when wrapped around the vase and have a neat edge at the top and bottom.
2. Iron and cut your fabric to the vase dimensions.
3. Coat your vase in an even layer of Mod Podge. Oops missed a spot!
4. Starting at the vertical center of the fabric, wrap the fabric around the vase, smoothing as you go. If there are wrinkles, gently spread them flat by pulling in the opposite directions with your fingers.
4. At your overlap, add a bit more Mod Podge and smooth the seam flat.
5. Let dry 20 minutes.
6. Add another layer of Mod Podge over the fabric. Be sure to cover all of the fabric edges and the glass just above and below the fabric edge.
7. If you see more wrinkles, you can gently spread them flat with your fingers and then retouch the Mod Podge.
8. Let dry 20 minutes (or until dry.)
9. You can add a few more layers of Mod Podge (letting them dry fully in between.) Not a bad idea if you will use the vase for fresh cut flowers. It will be more durable.
** We suggest spraying it with a sealant when you’re done. Such as polyurethane spray, which you can get at any hardware store!
Don’t you want to make 10? If I didn’t have a 1st birthday party (for which NOTHING is finished) I would be covering every ugly clear vase in the house with beautiful textiles! Make one and send us a picture please!