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Ashley Guest Blogs: DIY Flower Vases

January 13, 2014 in I Adore What I Love

This is a significant day here on the blog because today we are trying something new!  I am not sure if you know this but I am an awful DIY-er… like awful.  And you’d think I’d be good at it considering I teach first graders and we do art projects all the time but nope, it’s embarrassing to admit that DIY in the home is just not in my arsenal.  Here’s the thing though – I absolutely adore the look and end-product of most anything DIY and thought it would be fun to include some projects here on I Adore What I Love.  With that being said, for this and future posts, I will be passing the baton to my friend Ashley who is going to give us some DIY creative expertise :)

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Hi everyone! My name is Ashley Silver. Just like Dana, I am from Chicago. I am ALSO an elementary teacher and married to a wonderful man named Jon. Besides teaching, I love working out, cooking, and doing projects.  I got inspired to blog because I loved Dana’s so much! I also wanted a place where I can share what hobbies I love to do. I hope you have as much fun with these projects as I do. ENJOY!

My aunt and I have been crafting ever since I was a little girl. We love DIY projects. My aunt is really amazing at them as she is an art teacher in Chicago. Recently, my aunt found a TON of projects on pinterest.com! It is so easy to go on and create a board full of projects. We did some over the holidays when we had a little extra time. Most of these projects require very little materials and they are SUPER easy and fun to do. Just pour yourself a nice glass of wine, put on some music, and get ready to craft!

The first project we did was spray paint Mason jars and dip them in glitter to make beautiful flower vases/centerpieces/holder. All you need is the following materials:

1. Mason jars (available at any craft store or here)

2. Metallic spray paint (any color you like!)

3. Extra fine glitter (any color that matches your spray paint)
 
 
Here is what we did:
 

1. We lined newspaper in the garage outside to spray the Mason jars with spray paint.

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2. We sprayed each jar two times. One time lid down and one time lid up (just turn the jar to make sure each part is sprayed).  We let them dry for about an hour (this might change due to varying temperatures).

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3. After the jars were dry, we taped them (see picture) and dipped the bottom half of the jar in Modge Podge then brushed the Modge Podge around that area. We sprinkled fine glitter (not regular) and shook off any extra onto a paper towel to reuse ($$) and went around bottom. Then, we touched it up. After, we sprayed with a fixative.

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4. We let the glitter set and dry for another hour.

Ashley Guest Blogs: DIY Flower Vases - via iadorewhatilove.com
Then, you are finished! You can put beautiful flowers, twigs, decorations, or anything you wish in these holders. They make for great gifts too!

Thank you SO much for sharing this wonderful project Ashley!!  I honestly think that I could even tackle it!! As I mentioned above, you will be hearing from Ashley again in the future for more fun DIY and I, for one, can’t wait for what else she has in store for us! 

This was a pretty simple project… will you be making it at home?

2 Comments

  • Cassie January 14, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Those are cute! It is easy to find jars like that laying around!

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