Spring Mason Jar Vases

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Hello hello! Yay for the weekend! Our weather here hasn’t necessarily been too terrible (knock on wood…). It’s been in the 40-50’s all week, and we’re supposed to get some rain/snow mix today. But, even though our winter has been mild, I’m still ready for spring to get here. I definitely have spring fever, and I’ve been decorating to follow suite; which is why I decided to make these pretty little spring mason jar vases!

SONY DSCI’ve joined in with 7 other awesome bloggers for a Pinterest Challenge. Basically, every month we choose something we’ve pinned on Pinterest and make it. I don’t know HOW many beautiful things I’ve pinned and told myself I’d make, but never did! Ever happen to you? :)

pinterestchallengeFEBsmallI saw these sweet DIY votives on Pinterest awhile back and decided this was the perfect spring craft to make as centerpieces on my table. I really wanted something to hold flowers though, so I made mine vases instead of candle holders!

For this craft, you need the following:

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  • 3 mason jars (I used 2 small and 1 large)
  • 3 different floral fabrics (I got 1/4 yard per jar, with lots of extra to spare)
  • Scissors
  • Small paint brush
  • Mod Podge (alternatively, you could use regular Elmers glue mixed with water)
  • Cup for mixing glue (not pictured)
  • Pencil (not pictured)

To make these pretty vases, I started out by opening my fabric and laying it pattern side down. I put my mason jar on top, bottom lined up with the edge of fabric. I started rolling my jar slowly down the fabric, and putting my pencil right next to the jar opening, I drew a line down the fabric. This helped me “measure” how long I needed my strips to be. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s better to make the strips longer, and then trim later as needed.

SONY DSCOnce my line was drawn, I loosely wrapped the fabric around the jar to see how far down my line needed to go. I cut out the fabric, and then started cutting it into 1/2 to 1 inch wide strips. Again, these definitely don’t have to be cut perfectly straight!

SONY DSCI used Mod Podge, but mixing Elmer’s glue with a little water will also do the trick! I dipped a fabric strip into the Mod Podge to saturate it, and then wiped off any excess back into the cup.

SONY DSCI then carefully put the strip inside the jar, print side facing out (so you see it when you look at the jar). I used a paint brush to help smooth out the air bubbles and make sure it was straight and where I wanted it. I continued doing this with each strip; dipping in glue, wiping the excess off, then placing inside the jar next to the each other. Because the strips weren’t cut perfectly straight, I had to overlap a tad.

SONY DSCOnce all strips were in the jar with no gaps, I went back in with my paint brush and added a little more glue over the top of each “seam” where the strips overlapped, just to make sure they stayed down when dried.

SONY DSCI left it to dry for about 24 hrs. The big jar took almost 2 days to fully dry. But when they were dried, they looked like this:

SONY DSCSo bright and springy!

SONY DSCI just added some pretty fake flowers, and set them on my table.

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SONY DSCI love how these just brighten up our dining room! And, they were incredibly simple to make. You could easily put some battery operated candles inside as well to make them votives instead; just don’t use real candles!

Hop on over to these other amazingly talented blogger’s pages to see what they made for the February Pinterest Challenge!

febpinterestcollage3DIY Hair Scrunchie || Lily Allsorts

Mommy and Me Infinity Scarf || Burlap and Babies

Adipose Cushion || Sum Of Their Stories

Spring Mason Jar Vases || Dwelling In Happiness

Dollar Store Fridge Upgrade || For My Love Of

Framed Chalkboard for the Kitchen || Joy In Our Home

Embroidery Hoop Thread Organzier || Sisters, What!

Industrial Farmhouse Lamp || Bless’er House

 Have a great rest of your weekend!!

(I link up at these fun parties!)

To see some more fabulous Spring table ideas, visit AKA Design HERE!

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136 comments

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Emma! I thought that too on the pin I saw them from originally, until I read about it more! The fabric is totally a genius way to pretty them up! :) Thanks for visiting, hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

  1. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    These are soo pretty, Amanda! Totally didn’t think that was fabric!! Love them and they look so springy!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Jenny! It’s totally an easy way to brighten up a room! And I love decorating with flowers, real OR fake! :) Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Carrie! And no joke, I wish spring would just hurry up already!! Although since we’ve had a mild winter, I fear our spring isn’t going to be very “springy,” but more wet and cold. Oh well. Summer isn’t TOO far away, right?! 😉 Hope you had a great Saturday! :)

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Havalah! You could totally use your favorite fabric. And it’s perfect to use up old jars, that’s what I thought when I made them, too! Hope you had a great day! :)

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Jamie! I agree, I’m counting the days until I can put some pretty flowers outside without them freezing! :) I hope you’re week is going great!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Wendy! I know mason jar crafts aren’t super original, but hopefully these are different enough! :) So appreciate you coming by for a visit!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you SO much, Jenna!! I’m so glad you stopped by! I wish spring would hurry it up already, too. I’m tired of winter! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

  2. Yanique Chambers says:

    This is such a great idea. I can’t wait to make these. I’m always trying to add a little something to my bay window with flowers but I’m no green thumb and they always die. This will definitely give me the pizazz I’m looking for. #terrifictuesday

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much, Yanique! I’m with you, I definitely am no green thumb either!! These are the perfect alternative. AND, you can leave them up through summer, too! Hope you’re having a great week. :)

    • Amanda says:

      ME too, Corinna!! I’m so over winter! I hope spring makes its debut soon. For now, I’ll just enjoy these spring vases! :) Hope you’re week is going great so far!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Renee! You’re right, this is the perfect craft for any holiday; I didn’t think about that! Thanks for taking the time to visit! Have a great rest of the week. :)

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Stephanie! This is totally the perfect craft to use up fabric scraps! I love how these totally brighten up my dining room. :) Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the party invite! I’ll check it out! :)

    • Amanda Fettig says:

      Thank you, Nicole! I love mason jars too, but wanted to do something different than just painting them! Hope you have a great rest of the week. :)

  3. Linda@MixedKreations says:

    Your spring vases turned out really pretty. These look really easy to make. Love easy diy projects. Love your choice of fabric, bright and spring. I’m ready for spring to, we got another winter mix last night to early this morning hoping roads will be clear by time I get off work so I can get home. Long drive, but it’s my Friday Yay! Thanks for sharing your pretty vase tutorial. Stay warm and have a great day!
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    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much, Linda!! They were definitely easy to make, and they look just lovely and bright on my kitchen table! I hope the snow is melting where you are! Ours finally is, and we’re supposed to have a high of 65 degrees this weekend! Yay spring! :) Have a great weekend!

    • Amanda says:

      Aw, thank you so much Nici!! Oh this’ll be the perfect snow day craft! Although, I’m hoping you don’t have to have anymore “Snow days!!” Hurry up, spring! :) Thank you for the party invite, I’ll check it out! :)

  4. Kathy says:

    I love that you put the fabric on the inside of the jars. Very pretty and glossy! Thanks for sharing with us at The Creative Circle. Keep them coming!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks, Kathy! I thought’d it be a little different to put them on the inside to keep the glass-look on the outside! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend! :)

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Whitney!! I got these fabrics all at Joann’s. One of them was in the clearance fabric section, but the other two were in the quilting section! :) Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Amanda says:

      I think so, too! :) I’m pretty sure I just got the carnations from Walmart, and I honestly can’t remember where I got the faux peonies from!! Maybe Joann’s or Michaels? :)

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