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!
I’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? 🙂
I 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:
- 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)
- 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.
Once 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!
I 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.
Once 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.
I 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!
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!