This is a long overdue home decor project that I have been dying to DIY. Since moving back to Australia, I have found vase after vase in the garage and around the house which are just going to waste. I started thinking about ways to upcycle these. What I came up with was fiddly at first but so useful, I have so much tissue paper and glue left from this project, I plan on doing quite a few more vases to give as gifts.
For this affordable DIY you will need: Tissue paper in 3 shades of the same colour (dark, medium and light), PVA glue or modge podge, white spray primer, brush, scissors and an old cardboard box.
Begin by spray priming the vases white in the cardboard box. They don’t have to be perfectly primed as they will be covered:
While the vases are drying, cut up the different shades of tissue paper into small squares:
Using some PVA glue at the base of the vase layer the darkest shade first:
Layer the next 2 shades:
Finish off by varnishing all over with thick coats of PVA glue and leave to dry overnight: