Collage Crafts

No Ordinary Vase

No ordinary vase is made of a dish detergent bottle.

This collage craft creates an extraordinary vase. It's easy enough that your child can make it herself.

What You'll Need:

  • Plas­tic dish detergent bottle
  • Blunt scissors
  • Old garden catalogs or floral print wrapping paper
  • Newspaper
  • Craft glue
  • Measuring spoon
  • Old paintbrush
  • Water-based polyurethane
  • Marbles

Step 1: Clean out the dish detergent bottle thoroughly. Cut off the top of the bottle.

Step 2: Cut out lots of flower pictures from garden catalogs or from wrapping paper.

Step 3: Cover your work surface with newspaper. Dilute the glue with 2 teaspoons of water.

Step 4: Using a paintbrush, apply the glue to the back of the pictures. Cover the plastic bottle with the pictures. Clean the paintbrush thoroughly. Let the glue dry.

Step 5: To seal the pictures, coat the vase with water-based polyurethane.

Step 6: Arrange real, or silk flowers in the vase. Experiment with different combinations and color schemes. Put marbles in the bottom of the vase to anchor the stems.

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