With mother’s day around the corner, I decided to upcycle some of the jars I have lying around to make this Mother’s Day vase craft:
I recently got an HP Envy 5660 printer, since I am part of the HP Smart Moms panel, and decided to create a craft that works together with a printable. You can recreate it for any occasion if you know how to create basic graphics, but for Mother’s day I’ll provide them for you…
Homemade gifts have extra meaning to them, with the work that is put in. I personally hate throwing out so many cans and jars, especially since some of them have such beautiful shapes! My craft room is full of them…
Once you make this Mother’s Day vase craft, what you do with it is your choice. It can either be the subject of your gift. You can turn it into a silk flower display like I did. Or you can use it to contain some chocolates or some fresh flowers. Either way, the personal touch is so meaningful!
You can even adapt it into a kids craft quite easily (I had this in mind when creating it.) Simply use craft paint instead of spray paint when painting. Use the simpler shapes instead of cutting out letters as they are easier to decoupage. Mom will be so pleased with the professional results, and once the decoupage is applied, virtually any kind of paint will stick!
Supplies for the Mother’s Day Vase Craft:
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- Empty, clean jars and tin cans (make up a batch of eggplant dip to empty them!)
- Spray paint. I used Plutonium in Aloha, 1st Place, and Deep Space
- Mod podge and foam applicator
- The “mom” printouts – get them here. Or, make your own using scrapbook paper, sharpies, etc.
- Scissors, of course
How to make an upcycled Mother’s Day vase craft:
1. Spray paint your cans and jars. I love how the tin can looks in gold as it preserves the metallic feel while giving it a new look. Tips: Spray a few thin layers, allowing it to dry in between (Plutonium paint dries in minutes) so you don’t have drips. If the weather isn’t nice, I do it indoors. I open a window, find a huge cardboard box, and spray my items inside the box.
2. Cut out the “mom” patterns you want to use. You can make your own too using a simple program (think Paint), or just hand write your message on scrapbook paper. Thin paper works best for this (not card stock).
3. Attach the letter(s) using Mod Podge. It doesn’t matter if it sticks out…
4. Seal it in. Paint a generous, but even layer of mod podge over the jar, especially in the paper area. Make sure to smooth any creases in the paper. Allow to dry overnight. Tip: don’t go too many times over the paper as the ink can smudge.
Yup, it’s that easy! 4 simple steps toward a beautiful gift…
Make one, or group a few together. It’s your choice.
This is such a fun and versatile project that is easy to adapt… so have fun and be creative!