Transform basic dollar store vases with this super easy decoupage Idea. You only need Glue and Colored Paper for this quick craft.
Todays Aztec Inspired Decoupage vase is going to be a quick little project!
If you have been a long time reader you would know how much I love the Aztec pattern. I love the design, the colors and basically everything about it.
Clearly I am obsessed with the Aztec designs as you can see down below the crafts I have created over the years with this pattern.
Moving on to today’s little DIY craft.
I got these square vases from the Dollar Store and the idea was to make it into fun pencil holders.
The Dollar Store honestly has such a wide variety of vases and the quality is so good. I recently transformed one of the Dollar Store Vases into an Anthropologie Inspired Vase. You need to check it out!!!
Materials Needed for Aztec Inspired Decoupage Vase
Plain Paper (to use as a template)
Paper Plate (to pour the decoupage glue)
Tutorial for Aztec Inspired Dollar Store Vase Using Decoupage Papers
I chose the colorful Decoupage Paper from DecoArt called Tribal. They had the perfect amount of color and pattern that I wanted.
I first created a small Aztec template out of a plain white paper which made it easier for me to trace and cut out from the Decoupage paper itself.
In total I created about 8 pieces.
Now it was time to start the decoupage process. I chose DecoArts glue for this project as well.
I always find it easier to pour some out onto a paper plate and dip my foam brush into it while decoupaging.
Use just a little at first, just enough to coat one side of the vase.
You have two options, you could just apply glue on the area where you will place your Aztec pattern or apply it all over the vase to get an almost frosted look when it dries.
I chose the frosted option hence I applied it all over.
Then gently place your Aztec Design and try to keep it as centre as possible.
On top of it apply another layer of Decoupage Glue.
Repeat this on all four side.
I always give it one complete day to fully dry before I use it.
And you should end up with something like this, how fun are these vases!
I currently am using it to hold all my pencil and stationery items but you could use it as a centerpiece, to hold your make up brushes, place a succulent or just use it as a home decor piece.
What do you guys think?
If you guys liked this project be sure to Pin these DIY Aztec Inspired Vase Makeover to your favorite Pinterest Board.