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Mom’s Flower Vase

By: Cathie & Steve

Personalize a clear vase with a photo in this easy project! Add further embellishment with your favorite trims and letters.

At a Glance:

#5461 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Liquid Fill Transparent Glass Paint - Kelp

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $3.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish - Durable Gloss, 8oz

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 3

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Clear vase with flat surface, color copy of photo, paper towel, wax paper, sponge, chipboard letters, hot glue, glue stick, scissors


  1. Cut the photo out and lay onto wax paper.
  2. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, paint a thick coat of the MS Phototransfer medium onto the printed side of the photo and allow to dry for 24 hours. It’s important that you not be able to see the photo underneath the medium.
  3. Flip the dried photo over and place picture side down on the wax paper. Dampen the paper backing with a sponge and let sit for two minutes.
  4. Remove the paper backing by rubbing in a circular motion with a sponge. Take care not to rub through the photo.
  5. When the paper is removed, leave the photo piece to dry. Once dry, there may be areas that need more paper removed.
  6. Once the photo piece is ready, peel it from the wax paper and place the shiny side of the image down on the glass vase. Lay a piece of paper towel over the image and smooth down.
  7. Seal the photo piece with the MS decoupage gloss medium.
  8. Further embellish the vase with metallic ribbons and chipboard letters, applied with hot glue.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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