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DIY flower vase with concrete

diy flower vase with concrete

Who likes to have pretty fresh flowers in the house? I love spring and summer when we can bring back wildflowers from our walks. I like to display them in small size vases. They are pretty and easy to use.

Tiny flower vases are decorative on furniture and they also make perfect centerpieces to decorate a table.

Today, I show you how to make creative vases upcycling jars and glass bottles. It’s very simple to make and almost cost-free.

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material to make diy flower vase

How to make a flower vase with cement?

Materials you will need to make this project:

You can use any concrete leftover you have around to make these vases. If you have to purchase some I suggest this one. It’s great for craft projects and comes in small bags.

You can watch the video below to find out how to make a vase with a glass bottle. If you prefect to use a jar, scroll down for the tutorial.

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wrap cardboard around jar

Grab a clean glass jar or a bottle. Cut a strip of cardstock and wrap it around the jar neck.

recycled a glass jar into flower vase

Fix the cardstock on the jar with some tape.

put cloth inside the jar

Put a cloth or some paper inside the jar to prevent the concrete from dripping inside your container.

pour concrete to make flower vase

Mix the concrete (I suggest you use this one) and pour it around the jar neck. Add concrete until it reaches the jar top.

hit to take bublle out of concrete

Hit the bottom of the jar to level the concrete and to take off the air bubbles.

remove cloth out of the jar

Take off the cloth and let dry for 1 or 2 days, refer to the package instructions to find out the drying time.

remove the cardsock

Once the concrete is dry, remove the cardstock.

The cardstock I used has a white side who stayed stick with the concrete. So it was a little tedious to remove it. Use better the brown side or some plain cardstock.

To avoid the cardboard to stick on the concrete you can also layer it with this common product.

almost finsih diy flower vase

Sand the concrete to have a smooth and clean finish. Then pass a wet cloth on the vase to remove the dust.

paint the concrete to finish the flower vase

Grab some acrylic paint and add some color to your vase. I only applied one coat as I wanted the concrete texture to remain visible.

For all my DIY I use this paint brand. They have amazing colors and offer samples, which is perfect for crafts and small decoration projects as these vases.

clean the diy flower vase

Remove paint stain with a clean cloth, let the paint dry and done!

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diy cement flower vase

Have fun trying different jar sizes and shapes. You can make tall a vase using a wine bottle or a mini flower vase upcycling small jars.

You can paint your flower vases in different colors or use the same shade.

These DIY concrete vases are super easy and very cheap to make. It’s a nice idea to make centerpieces for a wedding or a dinner party.

Tell me, which color would you like to paint your vase?

showing my diy flower vases

how to make a recycled flower vase

diy glass jar flower vase

 

make flower vase with concrete

diy flower vases with concrete

making flower vases with glass jar

diy flower vase with glass bottle and jar

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how to make flower vase with glass jar and concrete

 

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  1. Michelle
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    Brilliant! Finally, a way to cover up the threaded screw tops on jars and bottles! Thanks for sharing this.

    • amaryllis
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      Thanks Michelle. It’s a simple upgrade to turn any glass jar into a pretty vase. I wonder if it will work using plaster…I may have to give a try. Have fun crafting.