DIY (17) – Recycle Glass Jars: Flower Vase

Today’s project will give a touch of elegance to your home.

The recycled glass jar will become a beautiful vase to contain a beautiful artificial flower bouquet.

The flowers you see in the picture are homemade, but if you don’t think you have the time or patience to make them, you can buy them ready.

It can also be a great gift for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.

Let’s start!

DIY N. 17



colored paper mache – glass jar – colored ribbon – salt or colored sand – scissors – needle and thread – hot glue – wooden sticks

Let’s start first with the flowers

Cut two (rather long) strips of paper mache. You need to cut them in an ondulated shape, they will create the petals of your flowers.

Use the largest stripe for the outer petals.

Begin by rolling the smallest strip around itself, starting rather tight, this will be the inside of your flower. While rolling up the paper mache, press on the base with your fingers.

Now continue with the widercstripe.

Once finished the paper mache, fix the base with needle and thread, making it pass first to the base of the flower and then rolling it around it order to close the flower and prevent it from unraveling. Make a knot and cut the thread in excess. Also cut the paper mache in excess (under the thread).

Put some hot glue on the stick and insert it into the flower.

Now prepare the vase:

Take your glass jar and fill it with several layers of colored salt and sand. You can also add pebbles.

If you do not have colored sand you can safely use colored salt (to color it you can use chalk or food dyes).

In my jar I put first the coarse Alaska salt, then white salt and finally some sand with addition of glitter.

Using hot glue, attach the colored ribbon at the mouth of the glass jar.

Now place the flowers as you like.


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