Remember when you have all these useless yogurt containers lying around at home?
Well not anymore! With just a little bit of wrapping paper, glue and varnish, turn it into a retro looking flower vase!
You can convert these containers into not just vases, they can become:
1st aid boxes
Planters for herbs (smaller yogurt containers)
Toiletries Holder etc
Materials needed :
Empty Yogurt Container
Scissors Fevicol / Mod Podge
Emery Paper (Sanding Paper)
Varnish and Brush
Squeegee (wiper or credit card can also be used)
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Step 1: Removing the Sticker
Remove the sticker from your yogurt container.
You can either remove the sticker by soaking it in soapy water, or you can use a sanding paper to scratch it off (in case of a vinyl print sticker like this one, it did not come off with water).
Step 2: The Wrapper
Once you are done with that, measure the wrapping paper, and cut it in two bits.
This is because the container is curved inward a little bit, so one long strip will form wrinkles.
And give half an extra inch wrapper in the bottom to fold inwards.
This will be useful to seal the edges when you varnish.
Step 3: Sticking
Apply a thin layer or fevicol/ mod podge over the container, slowly stick the wrapping paper from one end to the other.
Now use the squeegee to flatter the edges and make sure there are no bubbles or wrinkles.
Let it air dry for an hour. Do not varnish till you are completely sure that its dry.
Step 4: Varnish
This needs at least 3 coats of varnish.
This is in case the vase gets accidentally drenched in water.
Leave the appropriate time of drying betweeen each coat. this is very important.
(I have just used generic wood varnish. which is more than adequate.
Step 5: And You Are Done!
Once its completely dry, just pour some water and place the flowers in it and you are done!!
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