Paper Vase




Introduction: Paper Vase

Here I want to told you how to make a paper vase, which is also waterproof. 

This is the stuff you need:
- magazines 
- waterproof wood glue
- normal glue
- cutting edge
- cutter
- cutting mat
- polyester resin
- wine bottle 
- brush

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Step 1: A Snake of Paper

Take 6 magazine papers and cut them right.  
Put some glue at the bottom of the papers and glue them together. 
Take another 6 papers and cut them a centimetre shorter than the ones before. Glue them also together and also on the bigger ones before. 
Repeat this till the magazines are 1 centimetre wide. 
You will have a snake of paper. 

Step 2: Rolling the Vase

When you have finished the 'paper snake', you have to take the biggest site of the paper.
Take your wine bottle and start to roll the paper around the bottle.
Meanwhile you have to glue the paper with wood glue (for the strength and waterproof), and glue them on each other. 
After a few papers you may switch the wood glue for the normal glue. 
When you are rolling, beware of glide of the paper. 
Repeat this until your paper is used up. 
Now you have the first part of your vase. 

Step 3: Making the Bottom

Now you will make the bottom of the vase. 
Take the half of a magazine paper, cut them in the length, and fold it up with a width of a centimetre. 
You will glue it  with normal glue. 
When you have around 20 of this sticks, you may start with rolling the bottom.
Glue the sticks with wood glue, it will make it strong. 
When you have the diameter of the vase, glue it in the vase with wood glue. 
Now your vase is ready, but when you want to make the vase waterproof, read the following step. 

Step 4: Making the Vase Waterproof

To make the vase waterproof, give them a layer of polyester resin. 
Take around 100 millilitre resin and 2 millilitre hardener. 
Mix it together and pour it in your vase.  Rotate it till it is all over your vase. 
Now you have to wait till it is hard, before you could try if it is waterproof. 

When you also want to make the outside waterproof, I advise to varnish it. 

Step 5: Other Shapes

You could also make another shape. 
For the vase with the 2 curves you have to cut the paper in 2 pieces. 

Good luck with your paper vase!

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    3 years ago

    Awesome! I've seen the vases, and I couldn't for the life of me figure out how they got their shapes. Thank you!