Monday, March 26, 2012

DIY Mothers Day Gift: Repurposed Flower Vase

 
Mother's Day is just around the corner! The boys and I created these beautiful repurposed vases last Spring using Coffee Mate Creamer bottles. The craft is easy to do, so all of you dads out there take a hint! Tip: A perfect size plastic bottle/vase for kiddie handful flowers are these Danimal Yogurt Smoothies.
 
Using modge podge & strips of old magazines these plastic bottles were transformed. Be creative, use glitter or add photographs and letters for a personalized touch!


How its done:
  1. Gather your supplies: Magazine, Bottles, Mod Podge, Paint brush
  2. Cut paper into strips & squares. I let the boys practice using scissors and then they sorted the colors.
  3. Apply a medium layer of Mod Podge both to the back of the paper and to the top of the surface.
  4. Smooth the paper to the surface. Keep smoothing until you have removed the air bubbles. 
  5.  Allow the Mod Podge to dry for NO LESS than 15 - 20 minutes.
  6. Apply a top coat of Mod Podge to the entire surface and allow to dry.
  7. Apply a second coat of Mod Podge to the surface and allow to dry.
 Moms, grandmas, aunts, teachers- they all cherish handcrafted gifts from the children they love. I hang  the boys artwork all through out the house in frames and the walls of my studio are literally lined with this & thats they've crafted together. Do you have a cherished handmade gift from your children? I would love to hear about it.

2 comments:

  1. Very cute idea! I'm sure moms would love it, especially if it's filled with dandelions or other little flowers picked by her kids.

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    1. Exactly, my boys bring in handfuls of flowers every chance they can! They love coming in and filling up a vase to put them in & leaving them on the table to surprise me. Best part they're plastic & I dont have to worry about them getting broken! Thanks Laurie!

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