Brightening up a room for a summer soiree just got really fun! These bloom worthy vases are a great way to add pretty color and design to a space. Make them for summer brunch and leave them lying around all season long (at least that’s my plan:) The bright colors and gorgeous textures make the vases a fabulous way to center a table and add bursts of floral revelry to every corner of the house.
The updated floral vases can be made with any type of glass jar. When we are in party planning mode I often save up jars – jelly jars, olive oil jars and glass juice jars are my favorites for a project like this. Find an out of the way spot and stash the jars (after washing of course).
To remove labels from glass jars, allow them to soak in hot water overnight. It’s the quickest way to get a nice clean glass surface to work with.
To make these updated party vases; start by covering the top of the jars with tape to ensure paint remains on the outside of the jar. Then paint the jars to coordinate with party decor – or just pick a few favorite colors. Painted lines are simple to do with straight lined tape and patience.
Once the vases are painted and dried, it is time to adhere the floral texture. Find pretty floral patterns on scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, old books, or print out a favorite collection online. Cut the floral pattern out along the edge of each flower.
Next brush a light layer of Mod Podge along the backside of the floral art and gently place it along the vase, smoothing as you go. Once the artwork is straight on the vase, place another light layer of Mod Podge over the artwork to secure it into place.
Allow the vases to fully dry and set out with your blooms of choice to brighten a special day or any summer day. Pair the project with a batch of homemade champagne for an instant party your girls will love.
(Photography by Tina Fussell for A Subtle Revelry)