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It feels so strange to already be crafting for Christmas, but I have to admit I kind of love it. Christmas crafting is so much fun and there are so many different things you can you do, so I was really excited when I got the idea to make this Gold Glitter Mod Podge Christmas vase. When you walk through stores now, you’ll see gorgeous candles and vases and Christmas decor for sale and all I can think is…I can make that! And if I can, you can too. I grew up mod podging things to glass with my grandmother. My mom and I were actually joking today about how we were mod podging the summer away making a variety of holiday plates to display in our kitchen using plates, fabric, and mod podge. So using mod podge for this Christmas Vase definitely was very nostalgic.
My Christmas vase cost me under $10 to make and was so simple…
What you need:
Glitter Mod Podge
Clear vase in your choice of color–should be a straight vase without curves
Ribbon (mine is gold ribbon from the “Celebrate It” collection at Michaels for $4.99 with lots of holes and gaps in it to show through the vase)
Fake Poinsettia (also from Michaels in packs of 6)
1. Start by washing your vase and drying completely.
2. Measure one length of ribbon to go around your vase and cut. Apply some mod podge directly to the vase and place your ribbon on top, then mod podge over the ribbon again gently.
3. Keep applying lengths of ribbon around the vase with mod podge base and mod podge overlay. I started at the top and worked my way down. Keep the seem of the ribbon in the same place each time.
4. Apply the ribbon the full length of your vase. You may have to cut the width of the ribbon to adjust for the last piece going along the bottom. Once whole vase is covered, go back over the vase again and make sure nothing is overlapping or falling off.
5. Let dry for as long as needed.
6. I pulled my poinsettia apart and bathed it (literally) in mod podge, then applied to my vase. I layered the two flower layers over top of one another and let dry. Then used the middle of the flower, that I previously pulled out, to hot glue into the center again. It just allows for the flower to lie flatter on the vase.
7. Let the whole thing dry and add a candle to your creation and ENJOY!
And here’s what it looks like all lit up…on the inside of the vase (not shown in the photo) the whole thing glitters and sparkles because of the mod podge. I couldn’t get the camera to capture just how sparkley and pretty it really turns out.
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Just think of the possibilities you could use for this project. And all of it for under $10!! You can make personalized Christmas vases and presents with this same idea for family and friends!