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Stiffened Vintage Doily Covered Glass Vase ~ Shabby Cottage Decor ~ Tutorial

I am going to be sharing my first tutorial of the new year!
I had an old clear glass vase that had white water stains in it
and I tried everything to get the stains out.
I tried using vinegar, denture cleaning tablets, magic eraser
and even tried a Brillo pad... but I could not get the stains out.

I loved the shape of the vase and being me I did not want
to just throw it away... 
which as most people who know me personally ...
this would come as no surprise :)
So I decided to repurpose this by covering it 
with a vintage stiffened crocheted doily!!!
You will only need a few simple materials to do this:
Glass or plastic vase
Doily large enough to cover the entire vase
Home made Mod Podge = All purpose glue and water
Rubber bands
A piece of ribbon if desired
You will probably want to lay down a piece of newspaper,
wax paper or aluminum foil because this can get messy!
Now I never actually measure the glue and water mixture
I just add about a half of cup of glue into a bowl
and add enough water a little at a time 
stirring until it is about the consistency of milk.
It averages about equal half a cup of glue to half a cup of water.
Next add your clean, dry doily into mixture and make sure 
it is completely wet with the glue and water mixture.
Again this can get messy and  you can use rubber gloves
but I just squish it around in the bowl 
making sure it is completely covered.
Turn your vase upside down elevated by something...
I used one of my milk glass vases because it was tall.

Then drape your wet doily over the vase
and secure with rubber bands.
Since my vase was shaped at the top and bottom
I added 2 rubber bands to show the shape of the vase.
This is the time to adjust or shape your doily 
so that it is evenly distributed around the vase.
Let dry overnight!
When dry remove the rubber bands and add
a ribbon of your choice or it looks pretty plain too.
I added a pink wired ribbon to mine :)
These also look pretty with tea light candles 
or a string of lights inside!
Add some real or silk flowers and your done!
These would also make great Valentine's Day or Mother's Day Gifts.
I hope you enjoyed this and thank you for stopping by!
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  1. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

  2. Thank you Marti and thank you for stopping by... I am off to visit your blog :)
    Have a wonderful day,

  3. I liked that! Happy Pink Saturday

  4. Oh the joy of visiting blogs on weekend, everything you see is gorgeous and sweet. I love it!

    Come see my PINK, when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

  5. Thank you Love Of Quilts!
    Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

  6. Thank you chubskulit and I love looking at all the wonderful blogs too :) I am heading over to check out your PINK right away!
    Hope you have a very Happy New Year,

  7. I love your doily is absolutely I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well at gorgeous. Thank for sharing the 'how to'.

  8. I am planning on making some of these with some large pieces of lace I have. These are just so pretty! Thanks for sharing this with us on TTF and I hope yu have a great week!

  9. Beverly, this is a beautiful project, and am happy to be featuring it on my Facebook page today!

    Thank you so much for being a part of the creative spirit and camaraderie on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17. I hope you'll feel inspired to join in again this week!

    Warmest wishes,

  10. I want to make a doily vase like yours. The instructions are very clear so I think it wouldn't be too difficult. I love doilies, lace and pink roses. I just found your blog and love it already.----------- Shannon

  11. Thank you Gayle and I am off to visit your blog also. You are very welcome for the "how to" :)
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  12. Hello Diann and Jenn,
    Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog and thank you for so graciously opening your blogs up for us to post our projects!!! And thank you for the sharing on facebook and twitter... I will be back to add a new link soon :)
    Have a wonderful day!!

  13. Hello Shannon,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments. I will be stopping by your blog to return the visit :)
    Have a wonderful day!!

  14. Beverly, just wanted to pop by to thank you for joining my party. I hope you will return next Tuesday to share more delightful projects.-------- Shannon

  15. That is adorable! Great job! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  16. Love your tutorial. The vase is brilliant. So pretty. So very pretty. Came here from Cozy Home Scenes link party and I'm so glad I did. You have a really lovely blog. And I am now following you.


    1. Thank you Nan I appreciate your compliments and your follow!!
      Have a wonderful day,


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