Mod Podged Vase for Fall

I glammed up a plastic, throw-away urn from a church basement into a cute vase for fall with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.

Vase with fall colored scrapbook square glued in a patchwork pattern

This urn most likely originally held funeral flowers.

The materials list for this project is short and sweet:

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors

Start by cutting scrapbook paper into small squares.

Then brush the back of a square with Mod Podge and apply to the vase.

I made sure to smooth each paper down with my finger as I applied it to keep bubbles from forming under the paper.

I started at the top of the vase and worked my way down, alternating paper colors to create a pleasing pattern.

After drying overnight, the vase was ready to be enjoyed.

I cut flowers from my yard to use to make a floral arrangement to display in our formal living room.

I love how this project turned out and it’s a vase that I can enjoy using for years to come.

This a an easy project and it can be completed using any pattern of scrapbook paper.

Use season scrapbook paper to make a Christmas, Halloween, 4th of July, Easter, or St. Patrick’s Day vase to enjoy.

I love the look of my new urn and plan to use it all fall for decorating.


  1. Oh Paula Sweetie…
    Now how cute is that? Does it say Fall or what? Who would have thought you could take that plain old white plastic vase and turn it into something so Darn Stinkin Cute? I LOVE it.

    Thank you so much for sharing the idea. I recently bought some Modge Podge that has glitter in it. It could make one really pretty for Christmas like this.

    Again, thank you for sharing. It looks so beautiful with the flowers you selected and sitting in your living room. DDG.

    Country hugs sweetie…Sherry

  2. What a great use of Mod Podge! Your vase looks great, and it’s unique. Very creative!

    And by the way, those flowers in your vase are really beautiful! Thanks for the sharing the shots of the vase in use!

  3. Hi Paula! That is absolutely precious! and what a work of art! I hope you are having a great week!…hugs…Debbie

  4. What a great idea! Your creativity amazes me. Scrapbook paper has so many useful purposes as you demonstrate so well. I love the flowers you used in the vase too! Job well done, and thank you so much for sharing this project.

  5. Hey Paula!
    Glad you liked my armoire…it really did get saved from the trash..cause I was about to toss it out! lol
    Lovin’ your vase..another one destined for the trash. Don’t ya just love re-purposing things instead of throwing them away!

  6. by the way…I meant destined for the trash BEFORE you got hold of it! lol 🙂 I think it’s just lovely now!

  7. Thanks for stopping by.

    You are all about fall, arent’t you? I am not quite on the ball yet, but I’ll get there. 🙂 I love this vase and I really love the possibilities that Modge Podge presents. We could create any look!

  8. Hi found you from Serenity Now’s blog roll and so glad I did. I’ve NEVER modpodged before. I know where have I been. I love the way this vase came out. I have a little birdhouse for my daughter’s room. We’ve built it, we’ve spray painted it pink. But now I need to decorate it. I’m thinking a combo of hand painted elements and modpodge should so the trick…now if I just can get the courage to take the plunge:-) I guess we can always spray paint again as needed!

  9. Wonderful! I dont know if I would have patience to lay on each square…but it sure looks gorgeous. Good for you!

    Have a great weekend.

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