Spring is in full bloom…literally!

by Amy Latta on April 1, 2016

That means it’s the perfect time of year to pick fresh flowers from the garden and bring them indoors to add some seasonal cheer. Of course, you’ll need a vase to display them in, so here is a quick, fun, and simple DIY flower vase you and your kids can make during Spring Break. It’s actually created from an empty single serving Tampico juice bottle, so you can feel even better knowing that you’re recycling in the process!

Here’s what you’ll need:
Empty 6.75 fl oz Tampico bottle
Tissue paper, assorted colors
Mod Podge
Paintbrush
Scissors

Step 1: Cut your tissue paper into small pieces.

Step 2: Spread an even coat of Mod Podge directly onto about half of the bottle.

Step 3: Gently lay pieces of tissue paper on top of the wet Mod Podge, overlapping them to make sure all areas are covered with color.

Step 4: Repeat on the other half of the bottle.

Step 5: Paint a thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire bottle to seal the tissue paper in place. Be very gentle, because wet tissue paper tears easily. Allow it to dry completely before you use the vase.

Mod Podge comes in many different varieties; we personally like to use the Glitter or Extreme Glitter formula because it adds a little sparkle, then go back over it after the first coat is dry using the Outdoor or Dishwasher Safe formula so it’s resistant to water.

Once your vase is dry, it’s time to pick some flowers and put them on display! Just fill your new vase about ¾ of the way with fresh water, then add your blooms. I don’t know about you, but I just love the bright color combination. It sure feels like spring! Is this an activity your family would enjoy? Find more projects for the whole family at One Artsy Mama