What we did first was take two Styrofoam bowls and blew up a balloon. We attached each end of the balloon to the bowls with tape to take the shape of vase. Sorry about the picture the lighting was terrible. :)
Then we made a combination of flour, water, and a tablespoon of salt and covered it from top to bottom.
And finally after two coats of paper mache' we let it dry and then spray painted it. Oh special note....as it was drying we had to prop it to keep it stable . This was important.
And here is how it turned out after drying and painting two coats of spray paint and then we placed black silhouette images on it to make it look authentic.
Have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving.