Painted Vase DIY
Yay! Great excuse to break out the chocolately spread whenever you feel like it. (As if an excuse was required).
These are perfect for gifting a simple bunch of flowers cut from my garden – though as I’m not the most green fingered, I often supplement with flowers or foliage that I’ve bought.
Giving flowers in a ready made vase means your host doesn’t have to stop and look for a vase if they are in the middle of cooking. They are also perfect for new home when vases may still be in the packing boxes, or new baby – when you receive lots of flowers at the same time.
Materials and tools required:
- Jam jar -washed and dried. Any largish jar is fine, but the nuttela ones with their flatish sides are perfect to embellish.
- Paint and brush or sponge for applying
- Masking tape
1. Paint the jar all over with paint. The picture above shows enamel paint – but the coverage wasn’t great. I actually used a tin of light grey emulsion from a recent kitchen makeover. It worked perfectly for what I wanted.
2. Use masking tape to lay out the pattern you want (or use stencils if you prefer)3. Paint in the pattern4. Once dry, carefully remove the masking tape. This is a favourite activity in our house. It is quite satisfying in bubble wrap popping kind of way.
he flowers are a cheap bunch of brassica for £3, supplemented with with a few bits and pieces from my garden.6. Add some twine and raffia in a coordinating colour to attach the tag, And the flowers are ready to gift.