Tissue Paper Vases

Tissue paper vase

Tissue paper vases – I love these. I seriously love these. I think that they are one of my favourite quick and easy but very effective craft activities, and they make super gifts. They can add a really sweet touch to a room in your own home too and they look fab when filled with daffodils or other spring time blooms. When we came to sell our house I used these around our old home and I honestly believe that they helped to build a very friendly, welcoming, happy feel for our potential buyers.

Aside from being easy to make, they are good fun too. If you want to extend the activity you could even make tissue paper flowers to add to them!

Tissue paper vase components

This is what you need:

Tissue paper (assorted colours).
An empty glass jar (pasta sauce type size works well, or a larger jam jar).
PVA glue mixed with a little water (I use a plant saucer for this).
A paint brush (optional).

Shredded paper


1. Dip or brush strips of the tissue paper with the glue.
2. Press them gently on to the jar, taking care not to leave too much excess glue.
3. Repeat above steps until your glass is covered.
4. Leave to dry out of reach.
5. Voila! You have your vase.

Tissue paper on jar

Tissue paper vase in progress

Tissue paper vase
If you do decide to make flowers too, my chosen method is normally to twist a folded piece of tissue paper onto the end of a pipe cleaner. Again, assorted colours for that look really nice.

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These look great! perfect for gifts from the kids to relatives to keep and then years down the line they can see their hard work from when they were younger! #blogstravaganza (sorry for the late comment)

No need to be sorry!! I hadn’t really thought about it like that, but they will definitely last!

This is a lovely idea and can be made as simple or complicated as the children want. Thanks for letting me co-host #blogstravaganza this week

Yes, they can really own their creations, and add other things like string or glitter if they want to. Thank you for co-hosting, it was lovely to have you πŸ™‚ x

These look lovely and colourful #Blogstravaganza

Thank you! They are fun to make.

This is definitely something my daughter would love to make #blogstravaganza

Hope you have fun with it! X

Rebecca Greenway

These are pretty cool! Something Rosie would love to do.

These look great and something the kids would love to do!! #Blogstravaganza

My boys have lots of fun making them πŸ™‚ x

My girls love crafting they would love this!! #blogstravaganza

Lovely! Enjoy πŸ™‚

My eldest loves getting the craft box out, I think she’d really enjoy this! Thanks so much fellow #Blogstravaganza host! Xx

You’re welcome lovely πŸ™‚ hope you enjoy them if you make them, they’re certainly popular here! xx

These are beautiful. I think my daughter would like tearing the tissue paper strips and using the mod podge, too. I like the idea of tea lights in them. #blogstravaganza

Thanks! I hope you enjoy making them too πŸ™‚

My little one would love this project to hold spring flowers! #blogstravaganza

We filled ours with daffodils and they looked gorgeous! The boys were so chuffed with them.

I love it! Simple to make and very cute. #Blogstravaganza

Thanks! Yes they’re so easy to create, everyone got involved when we made ours πŸ™‚

I’ve never seen these before. I’ll have to share it with my sister who is a teachers assistant. Lovely idea!! x

Thank you! They are great fun, and effective too πŸ™‚ x

I love these too! Great craft for small fingers. I second the tealight option, they look great with lights in them. #blogstravaganza

I’m definitely going to get myself some battery powered tealights to try them out πŸ™‚

Oh my goodness I haven’t made one of these in forever. So many memories flooded back when I saw this post… I know what we will be doing this Easter long weekend! #Blogstravaganza

Enjoy! They are so much fun to make aren’t they?

I’ve made these to put tea lights (battery operated fake ones for fire safety) in too. They look really pretty like stained glass.

Oh what a lovely idea! I’ll try that too, thank you, I bet they look super with tea lights in them πŸ™‚

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