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DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases

Cardboard is probably one of the most essential supplies for any crafter to have, and these DIY cardboard decorative vases are all the proof you need to know why!

Yes, these adorable farmhouse vases were made entirely with cardboard, paint, and hot glue! That’s it!

You can make them as big or as small as you want, depending on the size of cardboard pieces that you have, and you can use any colors to match your own personal style and vision!


DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases

How to make a DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases

You have to start this project by removing one side of the paper from your cardboard. You want to expose the corrugated center of the cardboard.

DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases

An alternative is to glue corrugated scrapbook paper onto a vase, but in my opinion that won’t have the same farmhouse, rustic effect as using deconstructed cardboard.

You can remove the layer of paper by spraying the cardboard with water, let it soak in just a bit, then peel back the paper.

DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases

Allow the cardboard to dry, then use a dry paintbrush to apply a light, rough coat of silver paint to the cardboard. Let the silver paint dry, then follow up with white paint.

Again, you’re not trying to get full coverage. You want the silver paint and brown from the cardboard to show through in some areas.

DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases

Bring it all together

Allow the white paint to dry, then bend and fold your cardboard to form your vase and glue the edges together. Hold the ends together until the glue dries and it is secure.

Brush a bit of white paint over the seam to make it less noticeable. Then, cut a circle the size of the inside of your cardboard vase and glue it to the bottom.

DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases

I went back over the cardboard with more white and silver paint to really layer it and create some dimension. Once that was dry, I painted the lines with navy paint.

Finally, I added in the greenery of my choice and put my new DIY cardboard decorative vases on my fireplace!

DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases

I hope you enjoyed these DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases as much as I did and decide to make them for yourself! I would love to see how yours turns out!

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Watch the DIY tutorial

I shared how to make these super cute DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.

If you want to see the DIY process, craft along, or just join in on the fun conversations you can watch the DIY tutorial replay on Facebook!

For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.

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If you loved these DIY Cardboard Decorative Vases you might also like this Chippy Rosette Home Decor!

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