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How to Decoupage a Vase

Strolling through the flower market at Whole Foods in Fairview, TX is a treat. It's a small space, but they always have stunning flowers; selling individual stems as well as expertly created arrangements.

I picked up these three stems of Lilies as a prop for a presentation I gave on Edible Flowers. These are hybrids, so they aren't edible, but the buds were a good demonstration of what lily buds look like. Over the week, every bud opened until the whole vase was filled with flowers.

But this is what I really want to share with you. Do you have a collection of ho-hum vases from flowers that have been delivered over the years? If you do, consider transforming them into works of art with a few supplies from the craft store.

What you will need is tissue paper, a small paint brush, Mod Podge and clear spray sealer.

Begin by tearing the tissue paper into small pieces and affixing them to the vase in whatever configuration you like. Continue applying until the entire vase is covered with tissue paper. When every spot is covered, apply a coat of Mod Podge all over the vase, then set aside to dry. Apply two coats of spray sealer and you're done!

This is an easy afternoon project and you'll love the results. Choose the tissue paper color and patterns to suit your home and you can have a vase for every room in the house.

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