Tuesday, April 26, 2011

easy mother's day vase {tutorial}


We're sharing this quick and simple Mother's Day vase over at Make and Takes today. Wouldn't this be perfect for a Mother's Day brunch? I was even thinking a version of it would be cute centerpieces for a wedding reception, or a sweet Teacher's Appreciation week gift. I can't wait for the rain to stop so I can pick more wild flowers!


Mother's Day Mason Jar Vase Tutorial


Supplies:
  • Small glass canning jar
  • 18″ of at least 24 gauge (or thicker) wire
  • 18″ piece of ribbon
  • clear glass marbles (optional)
  • Stamped tag and hanging hardware (optional)

1. Fill your jar 1/3 full of glass marbles.


2. Cut a piece of crafting wire about 18″ long. Wrap it around the neck of the jar just below where you screw the ring on top. Twist the end around the longer piece to secure.

3. Create a handle with the remaining wire and loop it under the base on the opposite side. Twist to secure.


4. Hand stamp a tag: “just for you”, “thank you”, “Happy Mother’s day” etc. I used the "Just Believe" stamp set, the Old Olive Classic stamp pad, and the antique brass Hodgepodge Hardware set, all from Stampin' Up! I hung it on the wire with a hardware piece and another small piece of wire.

5. Tie a ribbon in a bow around the neck of the jar. This ribbon is the Daffodil Delight 1 1/4" striped grosgrain from Stampin' Up!

6. Fill with your favorite wild flowers!

Happy Mother's Day!

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8 Responses to “easy mother's day vase {tutorial}”

Settee said...

super cute! I have some jars that this can definately be done too!

Renee said...

that is so cute :)

Jil Casey said...

Sweet vase and a sweet little boy :>)

Miko's Girl said...

Sweet because of it's simplicity!

MiniBinoy said...

looks so pretty!:)

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

I featured this adorable vase on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you will stop by and take a peak.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Gina Marie said...

Thank you for sharing! I copied and linked you! http://twolittlechickadees.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-teacher-appreciation-gifts.html

Reecea Henderson said...

I love your Wildflower Vase. I included it with a link back to you in my Mother's Day Gift Tutorials post here:

http://freshjuniper.blogspot.com/2012/05/mothers-day-gift-tutorials-25-quick.html

Happy Mother's Day!

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