Birthday Vase

Germany, June 2011

As my wife’s birthday was coming up soon, and I didn’t have yet any plans about something self-made as a pressie for her, I saw it as a blessing to stumble upon this brilliant idea from the Sweet Paul Magazine, Summer 2011 edition. So, I bought this vase from IKEA, as it has to be one that would allow sticking decoupage on it and, in the same time, look good. Then I printed and cut some wonderful humming birds drawings I found on the amazing BibliOdyssey blog. As I didn’t have glue spray I used special glue used for napkin decoupage, which I spread not only on the paper parts, but over the whole vase, making it look like some sort of a special finish of the glass. It was a real success, as now I have to make another one, as someone else wished such a vase for their birthday too. We still didn’t use it, since we want to buy some special varnish that would protect the paper from water.

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