This gorgeous and oh so easy to make DIY flower vase is a must try craft! It makes the perfect handmade gift or decoration for your home. The flowers may fade, but this gorgeous vase will last forever. Check out the end of the post to see how we turned this into an illuminated vase!
This sweet DIY flower vase is my new favorite craft! My boys loved helping me with this and it looks gorgeous in our home. It makes me smile each and every time I walk past it:)
Ready to give it a try!? Here’s what you’ll need..
Supplies for your Flower Vase:
- Jar- Try a pasta sauce, juice, or jelly jar.
- Mod Podge– I like the matte variety for this project.
- Foam brush– These are super helpful for spreading mod podge on the jar!
- Pressed flowers-If you don’t have flowers available to press, then try these! I used this exact set for this vase.
- Flameless tea light candles- Optional
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Here’s How to Make This DIY Flower Vase:
First take the label off your jar. It’s easy to remove that sticky glue if you follow these steps in my mason jar lantern post.
After your label is off, add a layer of Mod Podge to the clean jar. I highly recommend using a foam brush for this step. It helps the Mod Podge go on smooth and even. My boys love helping with this step!
We used a pretty juice jar for our vase. I love the detail at the top of the jar!
Next add pressed flowers to the layer of Mod Podge. The thinner flowers and leaves are easier to work with, but you can use the thicker pieces of nature too. Just add a little more Mod Podge over those pieces and press them to the jar for about 10-20 seconds.
These pressed pieces of nature are pretty fragile, so take care when picking them up!
Last, add one more layer of Mod Podge over the pressed pieces of nature. Be gentle with this step so you don’t tear the thin pieces of nature. Let the Mod Podge dry completely before you add water and flowers!
We added simple baby’s breath and eucalyptus. I wanted the flowers on the vase to stand out and be the focal point! Wouldn’t this make a gorgeous Valentine’s or Mother’s Day gift?! We’re so happy with how this DIY flower vase turned out!
My five year old made a beautiful discovery! He put a flameless tea light candle behind the vase and I couldn’t believe how GORGEOUS it looked! Now we can enjoy our vase during the day and at night!
Do you like this DIY flower vase more with or without the candle?! I can’t decide!