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St. Pat’s Magic Vases

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

What’s magic about this St. Pat’s Day Vases project? With 3 items (one of them free) and a tiny bit of time, you can transform jars destined for recycling into something lovely for your home.

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

 Supplies: Mason Jars/Ball Jars (make sure they have a “smooth” side– no writing), Puffy Paint and Green Spray Paint. Some glass jar suggestions: ball/mason jars, jam, peanut butter and baby food jars.

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

Wash, clean and dry jars. “Draw” a simple design or word with Puffy Paint. A shamrock is easy to make– just draw 3 connecting hearts. Create a four leaf clover by drawing 4 connecting hearts.

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

Other fun “St. Pat’s” words… Luck or Lucky.

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

Let them dry. The Puffy Paint bottle recomments 4 hours but that’s meant for fabric. I let them dry overnight.

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

Spraypaint the bottles in a well-ventilated area. Use 4-5 light coats of paint, allowing each layer to completely dry. Pop some pretty (and inexpensive) flowers in and you have a lovely display or centerpiece for your home.

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

St. Pat's Magic Vases - YoT #stpatricksday #tulip #krylon

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  1. Malia, what a wonderful technique! The vases are the perfect complement to the tulips!

  2. Very clever. I had done stickers on the interior of the jar and swirled paint around for Valentine’s idea. I like this idea better though. Cool stuff. Jodi @

  3. These are awesome! I love how you used the puffy paint to add the embellishments!

  4. So cute!

  5. These are so much fun! I have seen a similar technique on Pinterest but with hot glue. Puffy paint would allow for much more precision and spray painting the outside means that you can actually use the jars/vases to hold things. I will definitely be trying this out!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Claire @

  6. These vases are great. Cute, cheap, green. Everything good about blogging and St. Patrick’s Day. I’d love for you to come share at my St. Patty’s link party. :)

  7. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing such nice photos too!

  8. These are great! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love this beautiful design. I would love to have those beautiful tulips in my home right now!

  10. Wow. What a clever idea!

  11. Love these! You could apply this for any occasion too.

  12. Very cute!

  13. i agree…clever idea!

  14. love your mason jars, i would love to feature them,if that would be ok with you please let me know.

  15. Ohhhhh…I love this! Such pretty colors and a great idea! I would love for you to stop by my Creative Inspirations party to link up your project! I would love to have you there! The party is happening NOW!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  16. Cute idea! I love this!

  17. Love these! I found you at Inspire Me Fridays, lucky me. **grins**

  18. So my kid of craft (in fact I have some wood grain/heart ones sitting here – the spray paint cracked when I sprayed it – too cold1). I love using old jars – best craft supply ever! These are so darn cute…LOVE the green!

  19. Gasp! so cute!!

  20. Malia,
    Thank you for linking up at Rook No. 17! Not surprisingly, your link-up was one of the most viewed this week, so it’s one of tomorrow’s features!

  21. Brilliant! You could do them for every season! I love it!

  22. These are absolutely lovely. The bright tulips are just the right touch.

  23. Rosa Marie says:

    These are so cute. Can we use a permant marker to draw something then draw over it with the puffy paints ?

  24. So cute and clever, Malia!
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  25. Thank you for sharing these! I have been looking for some Irish ideas for my jars. I have found a few, but these are super cute! I’ve pinned them for later.
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  26. LOVE these vases! What a clever technique. I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post on my website this week if you don’t mind. You have a great site!

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