St. Pat’s Magic Vases
St. Pat’s Magic Vases are a lovely way to celebrate spring!
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.
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.
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.
Other fun “St. Pat’s” words… Luck or Lucky.
Let them dry. The Puffy Paint bottle recomments 4 hours but that’s meant for fabric. I let them dry overnight.
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.
Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 says
Malia, what a wonderful technique! The vases are the perfect complement to the tulips!
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 @ http://www.meaningfulmama.com
Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker says
These are awesome! I love how you used the puffy paint to add the embellishments!
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 @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com
Julie @White Lights on Wednesday says
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. :)
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing such nice photos too!
These are great! Thanks for sharing.
[email protected] says
I love this beautiful design. I would love to have those beautiful tulips in my home right now!
Mary @ Sea Quilts says
Wow. What a clever idea!
Melissa @ Love Bug Living says
Love these! You could apply this for any occasion too.
Gerty Mitchell says
i agree…clever idea!
West Furniture Revival says
love your mason jars, i would love to feature them,if that would be ok with you please let me know.
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
Cute idea! I love this!
Lori Stokes Wright says
Love these! I found you at Inspire Me Fridays, lucky me. **grins**
holly ll says
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!
Gasp! so cute!!
Jenn/Rook No. 17 says
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!
Andi S says
Brilliant! You could do them for every season! I love it!
These are absolutely lovely. The bright tulips are just the right touch.
Rosa Marie says
These are so cute. Can we use a permant marker to draw something then draw over it with the puffy paints ?
Hi Rose Marie, Sure! That would work fine. Happy Easter! Malia
So cute and clever, Malia!
Thank you Roeshel!
Chrystal @ YUMeating says
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.
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!
Thank you so much Alyssa! xo
I know that there is also a technique where you bake on the coleor done this same way, have you done that , or heard of that way to do this as well??
Love it. For many holidays. Do the jars have to be glass? Most mayo, pb, etc are in plastic.