Golden Vase Grandparent's Day Craft

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Golden Vase

Show your grandparents how you much you value them this Grandparents Day and create a golden vase to complement their home. These vases are attractive even without flowers!

What You'll Need:

Large can

2 heavy stones

Newspaper

Different shapes of dried pasta

Plain white paper

Small paintbrush

White glue

Gold paint

Turn pasta into gold -- a golden vase. To make the vase, wash a large coffee or juice can with soap, and remove paper labels. After you dry the can, prop it up on its side between the heavy stones on a few sheets of newspaper. Try out different arrangements of pasta shapes on a piece of plain white paper until you find a design that you like.

Then paint white glue on the side of the can that is facing up, and cover the glue with your pasta design. Let the glue dry, then carefully roll the can to the next section you want to cover. Again, prop the can between the stones to hold it in place. Glue on pasta in the same pattern as before. Let it dry, and repeat the process until the whole can is covered with your design.

Prop the can upside down, and paint it gold. Let it dry, and paint it again with a second coat if needed. Wrap your vase in pretty paper, or pick a bunch of wildflowers to put in it before you give it to grandma or grandpa.

Sticking with the theme of items for your grandparent's home, let's continue to the next section to learn how to make decorative "Visit Me" Guest Soaps -- from scratch.

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