Encyclopedia Flower vases

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I am really excited about finally finishing all of my encyclopedia flowers. I made over thirty five flowers, in three different styles, just wait until you see what they look like! But the thing I was missing is a container for them. I didn’t think it would be right to put them in a plain glass vase, so I won’t to the dollar store and found some cool glasses, that were 2 for $1.50… Perfect. All they need now is a little recycled flair! I have just started using Mod Podge, and it is expensive, but a lot of fun!

Materials needed
Old encyclopedias, or recycled books or paper
Vases, or glasses
Mod-podge
Brush

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I decided to make these vases black and white, so i ripped out a few pages that were black and white, then i ripped the paper into smaller pieces, or strips. You can also cut the paper if you want, but i like the ripped look better. To stick the paper to the glass, start by painting the glass with Mod Podge, then stick the paper on top, and paint another layer of the Mod Podge on top to seal it.

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I was lucky enough once again to get some help…

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We continued until the vases were completely covered. I finished the top and bottom with a cut edge to make it look neater.

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Then I decided they looked a little plain, so I cut out some black text boxes, and red hearts, and added two to each vase…

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I added a little bit of dry floral foam to each vase, and added my flowers. To finish it off, I covered the floral foam with some shredded paper. They are now ready for display in the library!

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2 responses »

  1. The book flowers and vases are such a unique addition to your library………….I am sure that the kids will be amazed and think what a fun place the library really is – so that they want to use the books more and do more reading! ……………..have a wonderful year at school

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