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How To Make A Beautiful DIY Decoupage Chinoiserie Vase

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Learn how easy it is to make a beautiful DIY decoupage chinoiserie vase from a Dollar Store glass vase.

Hello and welcome! In case you’re new to the blog, the purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen!

This month’s challenge is about Spring Projects with a focus on Easter and Gardening, so I chose a beautiful DIY chinoiserie vase that I will use in my Spring tablescape.

diy chinoiserie vases

Decoupage Chinoiserie Vase

This is the pin  that inspired me to create this DIY vase. I also have to give a shout out to Amy from Atta Girl Says. She started me on my obsession with all things chinoiserie.

I first tried my hand with these  DIY chinoiserie ornaments.

They were so fun to create and I knew there would be more chinoiserie in my life. It helps that my home is decorated in shades of blue and white.

DIY Dollar store chinoiserie vase

Did you see the Blue and white dollar store glasses I just painted? They were so easy to make.

Here is what you need to create your own beautiful DIY chinoiserie vase.

DIY chinoiserie vase on tray

Supplies Needed For DIY Chinoiserie Vase 

supplies for diy chinoiserie vase

Step 1.

Clean the glass to make sure it is free from dust, etc.

Step 2.

Remove the second layer from the napkin, leaving just the chinoiserie layer.

2-ply napkin

Step 3.

Cut the napkin to the size you want.  I found it was easier to start with a large square for the center of the vase.

cut napkins for decoupage

Step 4.

Use the foam brush to paint mod podge directly on the vase.

mod podge on glass vase

Step 5.

Smooth the napkin onto the mod podge. 

napkin on vase

Step 5.

Repeat the same process with mod podge on the vase and add the napkins until the vase is covered.

close up of chinoiserie on vase

Step 5.

Allow the mod podge to dry then add a top coat of mod podge.

top coat on glass vase

See how easy that was? My Spring tablescape this year is going to be chinoiserie themed, so this vase will be the centerpiece with fresh tulips.

finished chinoiserie vase

I hope you will come back to check that out in a few weeks. There will be a few more thrifty DIY’s included as well. You know I love my thrifty DIY’s! 🙂

diy chinoiserie vase next to house candle holder

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DIY chinoiserie vase collage

Thank you so much for stopping by. For even more dollar store crafts check out below:

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Ellie Stotz

Thursday 2nd of March 2023

Beautiful I did ornaments for Christmas. I will do your vase next. I love blue and white .thank you♥️


Friday 3rd of March 2023

So glad you like it! I bet the ornaments are beautiful!

Lynn Du plessis

Tuesday 24th of January 2023

Hi there I would like to do a fase in Blue and White, where can I buy the paper napkins 🙏


Thursday 16th of February 2023


Hi, I really like this. Can this be done on ceramic? Aldo you specified glass in the description but your vase looks stainless steel?


Tuesday 24th of January 2023

I’m so glad you like it! Here is my affiliate link to the exact ones I used from Amazon.

Happy crafting!

Ethel watson

Sunday 18th of December 2022

Could you use this method on a lamp shade?


Monday 19th of December 2022

Absolutely! Just follow the same exact process. :)


Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

I love easy decoupage projects, and I have never done a vase! But I do see one in my future!! gail


Thursday 7th of May 2020

What did I do wrong? My napkin is tearing in places.

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