Give plain vases and glasses a quick and colorful update with this fun and simple technique! Use your embossing machine for more than just paper crafts with this vase DIY home decor idea.
I’m always looking for new ways to put my crafty tools to work, and lately I have been playing around quite a bit with my embossing machine and embossing folders. I have tried embossing materials besides paper, and I was really happy with the way my embossed vinyl turned out.
Embossed glossy vinyl is a really easy way to add some sophisticated shine, texture, and color to a plain vase.
Supplies needed to make your own embossed vase DIY:
- Permanent Glossy Vinyl (I used white, pink, and gold)
- Embossing Machine
- Floral Embossing Folders (I used the line drawn flower design and the dandelion design)
- Paper Trimmer
- Plain Vases or Glass Bottles
Start by cutting your vinyl to the right size to fit in the embossing folder. For my folders, it was 4 inches x 5.5 inches. Place the vinyl in the embossing folder and run it through your embossing machine following the instructions that came with your machine.
Trim your embossed vinyl to the width you want for your vase. You will probably need two or more strips to wrap around your vase, so make sure you cut them to the same width. Peel off the backing, position the strip on the vase, and smooth it on with your fingers. Repeat the process with the next strip.
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.