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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How to make a flower vase with cement?
Materials you will need to make this project:
- Glass jar or glass bottle
- Sanding paper
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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Grab a clean glass jar or a bottle. Cut a strip of cardstock and wrap it around the jar neck.
Fix the cardstock on the jar with some tape.
Put a cloth or some paper inside the jar to prevent the concrete from dripping inside your container.
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 the bottom of the jar to level the concrete and to take off the air bubbles.
Take off the cloth and let dry for 1 or 2 days, refer to the package instructions to find out the drying time.
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.
Sand the concrete to have a smooth and clean finish. Then pass a wet cloth on the vase to remove the dust.
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.
Remove paint stain with a clean cloth, let the paint dry and done!
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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?
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Friday 21st of August 2020
Brilliant! Finally, a way to cover up the threaded screw tops on jars and bottles! Thanks for sharing this.
Saturday 22nd of August 2020
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.