How to Make Painted Flower Vases

Upcycle old jars
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If you’re anything like me, you’ll have hoards of unused and unloved empty jars lurking in a cupboard somewhere. Why not upcycle them with a quick coat of paint and turn them into beautiful vases? Just add some lovely fresh cut Spring flowers.

How to Make Painted Flower Vases

Allow : 30 minutes + drying time
Skill level : Beginner

You Will Need

How to Make

  1. Before starting make sure that all the glass jars you are intending to use have all their labels removed, are clean and most importantly dry.
  2. Before you start using the spray paints make sure that you are in a well-ventilated area, and that all surfaces are covered with newspaper to prevent any of the paint from going onto any unwanted work surfaces.
  3. Follow the instructions on the back of the can, making sure to shake the can vigorously before starting and hold it the specified distance (you will find this on the back of the spray paint can) away from the jar. When spraying the jar make sure that you do not apply too much paint as this will cause the paint to run down the jar and will not leave an even, smooth finish.
  4. Once the sides of the jar have been completely covered leave the jar to dry in a well ventilated area.
  5. Once completely dry, fill with water and display your cut flowers.

Top Tip!

Chalkboard paint and pastel colours are a huge trend for 2015.

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Hobbycraft Content Marketing Assistant, I'm in love with all things craft, vintage and floral. I spend my spare time visiting craft fairs in the south on the look out for something that's a little bit different. When not out exploring by foot I'm on my bike riding around the country side or down by the beach.

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