Cheery Spring Vases for DIY Decor

These simple, seasonal containers will refresh your home.

Soft Stripes

Use your recyclables to make cheerful vases for the first blooms of spring.

* Clean glass jar with no label

* Tissue paper in 2 or 3 colors

* Mod Podge decoupage glue

1. Measure the circumference around the jar. This measurement is for several strips 1/2″ to 1″ wide of each color paper.

2. Mod Podge the bottom of the jar 1″ and place a piece of paper on top. Smoothen out any bubbles or wrinkles by gently smoothing them. Continue this process, slightly overlapping the edges of the paper until the jar has been covered.

3. Follow the package instructions to coat the covered jar in Mod Podge. Let dry.

Basket Weave

These cheerful vessels can be made with soup cans or pastel ribbon.

* Soup or coffee can be cleaned with the label removed

* Two colors of grosgrain ribbon with the same width (1/2″ to 1″)

* Optional: Thinner (1/4″ to 1/2″) ribbon for the top and bottom edges

* Hot-glue Gun and glue sticks

Please refer to the following 4 slides for instructions.

Step 1

Add 1/2 inch to each can’s height or circumference. One color ribbon: Use as many pieces as necessary to cover the can horizontally. Add 2 extra for the top and bottom. To cover vertically, cut as many pieces as you need to make a second color. For a can measuring 5″ high by 12″ wide, you will need seven pieces of 1 1/2″ ribbon in one color and twelve pieces in the other.

Step 2

Place the longer pieces on a tray. The sides should touch the table. To hold the long ribbons in position, apply hot glue to one of the shorter ribbons. If necessary, straighten the long ribbons while the glue is still wet. Let dry.

Step 3

Begin at the glue-down end and weave a shorter piece of ribbon under and over the long ones. Attach it to the top and bottom of the short piece with glue. Continue weaving the rectangle by adding short pieces. Reduce any excess.

Step 4

Wrap the rectangle around a can and hot-glue one end to the other. Attach one of the reserved ribbons to the top of your can. Fold the ends under to hide the raw edges. Continue to the bottom of your can.

Simply white

Puff paint gives dimension and style to glass jar vase vases.

* Clean glass jar with no label

* 1 Tube of white puff paint

* Matte white spray paint

1. Use the puff paint tip to draw a design onto the jar. Allow the paint dry completely (double the recommended drying time).

2. Spray paint the jar in a well-ventilated area on a newspaper-covered surface. Hold the can 12 inches away from the wall and let dry. Allow to dry between 2 and 3 more coats until the jar has completely covered.