Paper Vase

How to Make a Paper Vase

Vases are a staple element of home decoration that can complement the decor of your room, office or other space. Here is a simple tutorial for making your own vases using materials that are easily available at home such as newspaper and balloon.

This can enable you to customize the vase according to your preferences and add a personal taste to your home decor.

Things You Will Need

  1. Newspaper
  2. Medium sized balloon
  3. Glue
  4. Water
  5. Scissor
  6. Paint brush
  7. Acrylic or poster paints
  8. Plastic bowl
  9. Spoon


  1. Cut newspaper into strips that each measure 2 inches in width and 8 inches in length. Place the strips aside.

  2. Blow up a balloon until it is medium-sized.

  3. Take the plastic bowl and add 3 tbsp of water in it. Then add about 10 gms of glue into the water. Mix the glue and water thoroughly with the help of the spoon.

  4. Now dip the strips of newspaper one at a time in the water & glue mixture and lay them over the bottom part of the balloon. Make sure you place the strips in criss-cross and overlapping manner, so that the balloon is evenly covered.

  5. Repeat step 4 until there are about five to six layers of paper on the balloon. The more layers you have, the stronger will be the vase.

  6. Keep the vase in the sun and allow it to dry for at least 24 hours.

  7. Once completely dry, pop the balloon and take it out.

  8. Cut the edges of the vase into the right shape.

  9. Now paint both sides of your paper vase using acrylic or poster paints and decorate it according to your personal style. Wait for the paint to dry.

  10. Your paper vase is now ready. Use it to keep flowers, dried leaves, colorful stones, sea shells or pinecones. Place it on a table or focal points in your room.

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