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I’ve found that the older I get, and the older my kids get I really just want to eliminate all the clutter. Minimalism is looking more and more appealing and definitely the direction I’m headed in. I’ll definitely still have my industrial/farmhouse vibe, just with a whole lot less. Concrete has always been a texture I’m drawn too, but let’s be honest… it’s kinda messy and difficult to deal with! However, that doesn’t have to stop one from incorporating their love of concrete into their home! Today I will be sharing a tutorial on how to create a DIY Faux Concrete Vase using Mod Podge (because what can’t you do with Mod Podge?). These are a great little addition to your home decor and can easily be changed up for the seasons.
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If you’re not familiar with Mod Podge, it’s America’s Favorite Decoupage Medium™. Over the past 50 years, Mod Podge has expanded from the original Matte and Gloss formulas and is now available in 21 unique finishes in a wide range of sizes, from 2 oz. to classroom size gallons. Today I will be featuring the Dishwasher Safe Formula for the DIY Faux Concrete Vase Tutorial! By using the Dishwasher Safe Formula it allows the project to be easily cleaned in the top rack of your dishwasher!
- Small Glass Cylinder Vases
- Concrete Scrapbook Paper (mine is from Michael’s)
- Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge
- Mod Podge Brushes
How to Make a DIY Faux Concrete Vase
One of my favorite things about Mod Podge is how easy it is to use and its ability to totally transform an ordinary surface!
Clean glass before applying Mod Podge
Before using any time of Mod Podge you should always make sure your surface is prepared. With glass it’s best to clean the surface with rubbing alcohol and let it fully dry before using any Mod Podge.
Measure and Cut Paper
Use the vase to measure and cut out your paper to make sure it fits perfectly around the vase.
Apply Mod Podge
Once the rubbing alcohol on the vase is dry it’s time to start the Mod Podging! Apply a good coat to the vase and then another coat to the back of the paper. Then immediately attach the paper to the vase and smooth out any wrinkles with your hand. Just be careful not to tear the paper. Let this dry for a few hours (following the directions on the back of the Mod Podge Bottle).
Apply Top Coat of Mod Podge
After your paper has dried onto the vase it’s time to apply a few coats of Mod Podge on top of the paper to seal everything up. Apply 2-3 coats and allow each coat to dry 1-2 hours in between.
Decorate using a DIY Faux Concrete Vase
I decided to use these DIY Faux Concrete Vases as decoration for our Summer Tablescape by adding a few faux flowers and succulents to them. You could also add a few clippings from your yard, we just don’t have much to choose from in ours! ; )
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- Mod Podge Herb Ladder Planter
- Fabric Embellished Succulent Planters
- Dishwasher Safe Cat Mugs
- Lace Doily Bowl
- Pretty Life Girls
- Monogram Key Chain
- How to Use Decoupage on Furniture
- Personalized Pendants
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