No Ordinary Vase
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
- Craft glue
- Measuring spoon
- Old paintbrush
- Water-based polyurethane
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.