Do you like the simplicity of a few flowers and greenery in a small vase?
If so, then follow along to create these farmhouse style vases from old spice bottles and jars! Since I’m always looking for vases of varying sizes and shapes these fit the bill perfectly!
You will love how easy these inexpensive farmhouse style vases are to make. Plus they are fun to give to other people! I fill them with fresh flowers from my garden and leave them on co-workers’ desks to brighten their day!
These farmhouse style vases can be embellished in so many ways to fit your decor. I love the simple look of jute twine around the top, but vintage touches like buttons or lace can be added too. You are only limited by your imagination on these!
I’ve been collecting empty spice jars and bottles for quite awhile. I save honey jars as well as any other uniquely shaped glass containers. This allows me to create unique one of kind farmhouse style vases!
These also work well for artificial flowers, herbs, feathers, etc! They are truly a versatile addition to your decor. I also use these to start rooting my plant cuttings in the spring. They look so pretty on my kitchen windowsill.
These farmhouse style vases are great to group together to make a larger arrangement. They also look really nice when nestled in and amongst other items on a tray or centerpiece. In addition, you could create themed ones for specific holidays!
The decorating options are endless on how you can use these vases. Whether you leave the glass clear or you give them a coat of chalk paint it all looks pretty!
For my next get together at our house, I think I will attach some of them to a rope garland and hang them on my deck! These would be so gorgeous with fresh flowers from my garden and my outdoor light strings.
- varying sizes of jars and bottles – labels removed (hot soapy water seems to get these off)
- wire cutters
- jute twine
- small wood slices
- hot glue gun and extra hot glue sticks
- chalk paint in varying colors
- paint brush
- lace or small pom poms
- vase filler to hide the wire stems on artificial flowers (I used marble chips from Dollar Tree)
- fresh or artificial flowers
- any other items you might want to display in the vases
Creating your vases!
Once you’ve assembled your supplies you are ready to go! A good rule of thumb for these is to keep it simple. Try to decide what you would like each of them to look like then start putting them together.
I started by painting 3 of the same sized jars with different colors of chalk paint. To do this I just used an inexpensive chip brush to lightly coat each one. While these dried I began attaching jute and other embellishments with hot glue to the some of the other jars.
After the chalk painted jars were completely dry I CAREFULLY added the different decorative pieces to these too. It was fun deciding what to add to each of them! I love how the Scrabble pieces, buttons and the small birch slice added a unique look to these chalk painted ones!
Remember, if you will be using these for fresh flowers be sure to rinse these carefully if you painted them with chalk paint. Also, you will need to handle these delicately as the chalk paint might rub or scratch off. This is the first time I’ve painted glass with it, so this is sort of an experiment for me!
These really are this easy. I hope you will enjoy creating these wonderful little vases! I use them all the time in my home and love their versatility. Plus it’s very rewarding to give them away. It’s like spreading sunshine one small vase at a time!
Let me know if you create some of these. I would enjoy seeing them! As always feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for following along!
So what’s next on the blog?
In one of my recent resale shop visits, I got a shelf to redo for my home office! Plus I found the perfect wrapping paper to decoupage on the inside back. I hope you will follow along to see how chalk paint and Mod Podge can transform an inexpensive piece!