for this blue and white wedding we so wanted to get antique Chinese vases for the flowers on every table. Right not!!! Ok 5,000$ was not quite in the budget so I improvised. We used half plain white vases and half blue and white. The bride had collected a few on her travels over the years but not nearly enough, so we had to improvise on a budget.
I knew I could get that look by modpodging paper to the vases, but as hard has I looked I could not find paper or tissue in a pattern I wanted. Then as I was walking around Ikea I saw, from across the room, blue and white napkins!!! They were perfect.
The first step in this prosses was to peel the napkins apart so that I was working with one layer.
Second step was to apply mododge to the vase and gently laid the napkin over that.
Third step was to add a layer of Modpodge on the top of the vase and the napkin. I liked the translucent look (the one on the right) but didn’t quite love it sooooo……
I spray painted the vases white with Rust-oleum primer (click here to see how to spray paint glass without it cracking) and then repeated the steps above, and hello georgouse that’s what I wanted!
ours that we used and hey the $$$ vintage original below, I think we pulled it off and for just a few dollars to boot. vase 1$ thrift store napkins 2$ for 50 (I think) Ikea and a bottle of Modpodge 6$ from a craft store. We make 10 for a grand total of 17$ Think outside the box people and you will save a ton of money. Not that we wouldn’t have used the real thing if money were no object!!