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This cement vase can be covered in any image of your choice. This one was made to look like a rolled up newspaper.

Time: 4 Hours Cost: $14 Difficulty: Moderate
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SUPPLIES:
-Newspaper
-Rapid Set Cement
-Tape
-Water
-Mixing Cup / Bowl
-Cardboard Pieces or a plastic mold
-2 Toilet Paper Roll Tubes
-Matte Medium
-Box Cutter
-Paint Brush
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STEP 1: Take the 2 toilet paper tubes and tape them together end to end.
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STEP 2: Trace the open end of the toilet paper tubes onto cardboard. Cut this circle out and tape it to the end of the 2 attached toilet paper tubes. This will be the inner mold for your vase.
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STEP 3: Find an object with a circular shape to trace that is larger than the toilet paper rolls. (I used a coffee mug, which worked great) Trace out a circle on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. Measure the circumference of the circle.
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STEP 4: Place your toilet paper tubes along the edge of a piece of cardboard and make a mark to determine the height of your outer mold. Draw a straight line across the same distance as the circumference of the circle you made in step 3.
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STEP 5: Using your box cutter cut across the line made in step 4. Use the cardboard rectangle you just cut out to create a hollow cylinder around the cut out cardboard circle from step 3.
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STEP 6: Tape the edges of the cylinder together. Now tape the circle you cut out in step 3 to the bottom of the cylinder.
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