- Paper Mache Letters to spell out your word of choice
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive
- X-acto knife
- Paint brushes
You will begin by using the X-acto knife to cut the tops of the letters out to give your vase and opening for flowers.
Once they are cut out, you will want to pull out the internal cardboard pieces so that you have room inside for your flower stems.
Once you have the tops of every letter cut out and the internal pieces of cardboard removed, it’s time to paint your letters. I like the Americana by Decoart acrylic craft paint because it has great coverage and dries to a nice smooth matte finish. For my “YAY” vase I used orange, coral, and pink for the front and back of the letters and metallic gold for the sides.
Once the letters were painted and dried, it was time to glue my letters together to create my vase. I simply used a thin line of glue at the top and bottom sides of each letter to affix them to each other.
Once the glue was dry, it was time to fill my vase with tons of succulents and flowers.
What other words would you spell out? I could see doing a LOVE vase for Valentine’s day or Mom for Mother’s Day. How about an EAT one in the kitchen. Really there are no limits on the fun combinations of words and colors you could use to create your own vase. If you do happen to make your own vase, please share it with me on social media using the tag #mykailochic so that I can see it!
These are lovely! I love your use of succulents and fake flowers, it looks so happy! I can't wait to try this for my apartment
Yay! Send me a photo when your done!
Love it!! Kailo Chic Strikes again!!
Hahaha! Thanks girl!
Love this idea! Would you mind sharing what specific colors you used?
I used party streamer and sweet potato from the Martha Stewart crafts line and bright salmon from the DecoArt Americana line.
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