Apr 18, 2013 | Post by: Meghan 6 Comments

Trader Joe’s Bag Challenge: Project 4 – “Clay” Vase

It is hard to believe I (at one time) worked at CB2 for a hot second.  Even though I didn’t work there long, the one skill I took away from that gig was how to put tissue paper in gift bags.  Yes, I know how to properly fluff tissue paper in gift bags so it looks profesh.  Thank you, CB2.! So, when I get emails from CB2 I always check out their latest stock.  I love their mix of traditional and modern décor.   I saw the below clay vases and was inspired to do my own version using my trusty Trader Joe’s Bag.  Check it out!

CB2{Photo credit: CB2}


– Trader Joe’s bag

– Clear vase

– Mod Podge

– Paint brush

– Scissors (optional) 

Trader Joe's Bag{Step 1}: Rip (or cut) pieces of your Trader Joe’s bag.  Anything goes!  I did varying sizes and shapes.  I probably used about one side of my bag for all of my paper pieces.

Trader Joe's Bag

{Step 2}: Dip your paint brush into your Mod Podge and cover the back of your  piece of paper.  Make sure you put glue on the printed side of your paper.  Repeat this until you have covered your entire vase.

Trader Joe's Bag

Trader Joe's Bag

{Step 3}: Once your entire vase is covered, let the glue dry.

Trader Joe's Bag

{Step 4}: Take your Mod Podge and “paint” over all of the paper covering your vase.  Let your glue dry.

Trader Joe's Bag

Trader Joe's Bag Trader Joe's Bag

{Photo credit: CB2}

6 Comments to Trader Joe’s Bag Challenge: Project 4 – “Clay” Vase

  1. meghansilva
    April 18, 2013 1:03 pm

    Wow that looks simple and the end result is so gorgeous.

    Meghan Silva’s Blog

  2. i.s.
    April 18, 2013 1:55 pm

    this seriously blew my mind – so brilliant!
    darling blog you have xx

  3. whitney
    April 19, 2013 12:04 am

    I love that you reused the TJ’s bag – I always read and laugh about that quote they have on them ‘is framing the bag recycling’ or something like that. Looks great!

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