DIY Mosaic Fall Vase {Easy Mod Podge Autumn Craft Tutorial} #FunCraftsWithMom


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I’m running a little late getting my house all decorated for fall but it doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about it. I’m not there yet because I’ve been trying really hard to declutter. Along with the decluttering I ended up with a box of glass I didn’t want any longer. I was about to donate them until I remembered an old craft I loved to do when I was younger and thought one of the boys would have fun making a pretty mosaic vase.

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To get started you’ll need a few supplies:

  • Glass Vase or Jar
  • Tissue Paper, cut or torn into small pieces
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush

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We cut our pieces of tissue paper into small squares. Since we cut them free hand they were all different sizes. If you want them to be the same size you can buy pre -cut or torn pieces. We find that paper punches aren’t useful as the paper is too thin and it can’t fully cut the shapes out.

Flip your container over and place your first piece of tissue paper on the glass. Then with your paint brush take a moderate amount of Mod Podge over it. Then take another piece and make sure it just slightly overlaps not showing any gaps in between. Then brush more Mod Podge over that piece.

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As you go over the edge don’t worry about using too much Mod Podge to keep the paper down. I promise you the mod podge will dry clear.

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Gavin really enjoyed doing this. Just make sure if your child is doing the craft that they don’t go over the same piece of tissue paper too many times because it will tear.


Keep going all the way down until you are about an inch from the bottom and then let it dry. It only takes a few hours. Once everyone was asleep I finished the neck part. We then left it to dry over night.

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When it’s fully dry it will look like this.

DIY Mosaic Fall Vase #FunCraftsWithMom #ModgePodge #HomeDecor #Craft #Diy

When the sun hits it it’s just like stained glass! It’s so pretty!

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You can see how we just brought the tissue paper just over the edge of the top and then stopped. This leaves the inside still perfect for use.

DIY Mosaic Fall Vase #FunCraftsWithMom #ModgePodge #HomeDecor #Craft #Diy

You could put a candle inside or make it into a vase.

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These would make a fun craft up upcycle old glass you no longer want or need or make them and give them as gifts! I know the grandparents would love a hand made gift like this from one of the boys!

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  1. Cynthia R says

    Good use of all the random vases I have collected, nice can use any color combo, pattern you want.

  2. This brings back happy memories from doing this with the kids. I love it, Jen!!! I’m gonna pin it. 🙂

  3. This looks like a lot of fun! We love to craft, and we ALWAYS have glass we can recycle here!

  4. I love crafts that I already have all of the supplies on hand for. Your vase turned out adorably. I know my kids would be thrilled to make it after school.

  5. Kecia says

    I haven’t started decorating for Autumn yet. But this sounds like a simple craft to do for homemade decor….and I love the way it looks stained when the sunlight hits it.

  6. he did an awesome job!

  7. This is my favorite “look” for creating your own mosaics. Something about it just brings back a lot of memories for me. This is beautiful.

  8. That is such an amazing idea. It looks really good too. I love it. Now I want to go do one with my kids.

  9. That looks like a really awesome, and simple craft that I bet my kiddo would love to do. And it’s so pretty! I’ve never used Modge Podge before, so here’s to hoping it goes well!

  10. Kira says

    I love easy and quick DIY like this. The fact that the kids can join in makes it even more special. I agree it makes a great gift.

  11. I’ve never used modge pode. That’s a terrific idea. It does look sort of like stained glass!

  12. I love Modge Podge, it is an incredible substance. I use it a lot at holiday times because there are so many crafts you can use it for. Love that this one is easy enough for the kids to do.

  13. This is such a great idea for all those extra vases I have under the sink. It will be a prefect project for my son to help me.

  14. oooh, I love this. Totally something my kids could do for gifts. Bookmarking!!!

  15. That is so pretty Jennifer. I could see putting this in my kitchen wind seal and letting the sun shine through it. Love it!

  16. Arena says

    So cute!! Pinned this!!

  17. What a beautiful project that would make great teacher gifts for the holidays! We’ve decorated clay pots and frames this way before but never a glass vase. I love it!

  18. Vickie Couturier says

    I love that vase,,i bet with some really cute leaf cutouts that would be amazing for fall too

  19. Kerri says

    I love how this craft turned out. Your step-by-step pics makes me feel that I could make it too!

  20. This craft is too cute. I can get with this.

  21. Love it! What a fun project and a great way to recycle/reuse.

  22. I love this… so pretty & shiny 🙂

  23. Linda Tamayo says

    I love !!! Great way to recycle, thanks for sharing !!! 🙂

  24. Linda Manns Linneman says

    This looks like a nice little project. I am not sure what modge podge is but I am going to look into doing this with my grandkids. Thank you for sharing

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