DIY Flower Vase by Mariví González

Hello! Mariví here. Using a recycled can, card stock, some skewer sticks and paint, I made this beautiful up-cycled flower vase. This super cheerful vase is a perfect decoration for any corner of your house.

Follow along for a step by step:

To decorate the paper, I used some different textures on my Gelli® plate to pull some prints.

For the flowers, I made blue, yellow and red prints.

I made a yellow and green print for the leaves.

I cut the blue and yellow prints into strips about 4 centimeters wide, and cut small fringes in them along the length.

Using the green prints, I cut leaves of different sizes with serrated edged scissors.

I then painted the can with black chalk paint and glued the empty space with my blue prints.  

I cut 8 skewer sticks to different sizes, so that the flowers are not all of the same height, and I painted them with green chalk paint.

Now, I just have to paste all the elements and form the flowers.. At the tip of the sticks, I roll up the fringed strips, and glued them with hot glue. I stuck 2-3 leaves on each stem.

And now you’re done!

You can watch a step by step tutorial below, with english subtitles.

I hope you enjoyed this project, and if so, leave me a comment and like! See you in the next tutorial.


Gelli Arts® 8×10″ Gel Printing Plate

Acrylic paint (I used DecoArt)




Recycled can

Wood skewers


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