DIY/ Upcycling: Decoupaging Vases
However this is much more intricate and beautiful when done right, which is why I am still very much a beginner!
I bought some vases and candles from a 99p store and used napkins and gift wrap to decorate them.
|The 2 Vases and Candle Holders I Decoupaged|
I used some Rustoleum white chalk paint to paint the insides of the vases as white or clear are the best background colours to use when decoupaging apparently.
Ripping the napkin pieces rather than cutting helps the pieces to blend together on the vase, so I ripped up lots of pieces and then used a small, but thick paint brush to apply PVA glue to the pieces and stuck them on randomly. I made sure they overlapped as I liked the effect it gave.
Once it’s dry, you then go over it with some watered down PVA and then a clear sealant to protect it.
|The Pink Vase Was For My Mum & Purple Was For My Sister|
They can take some time to apply, but they are quite relaxing to do! I definitely need more practice, and I found the purple butterfly gift wrap was harder to work with because it was thicker, so it needs to be soaked in water first to soften.