This year for mothers day I wanted to do something a bit different than the traditional flowers and a card. I still wanted to give my mom flowers because she loves them, but this year I decided to make her a new vase to put them in, one with my face on it.
When I take a break from baking to give my metabolism time to catch up to my waistline, I peruse Pinterest for craft ideas.
While browsing a while back I stumbled upon this craft, and immediately knew what I wanted to do for my mom this past mothers day. What a genius idea. Mine didn’t turn out quite as nice as the original, but I find the flaws in my vase to be…charming.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Small/Medium sized Mason Jar
- Painters tape
- Paint brush (I didn’t end up liking the one I used in the photo.)
- Glass friendly paint
- Finishing spray
If you have a fancy paper cutter that can cut your tape into a shape, by all means please do. I do not, so I used some scissors with this zig zag design on them.
Here’s what I did: I painted my jar over the course of a few days, applying multiple coats. Once I was done I peeled the painters tape off of the front, which ended up making a funky design because the paint dried to the tape making it difficult to remove. Owell.
After I removed the tape, I took my jar outside to spray with the finishing spray, which left a foggy glaze over the spot where my photo will show. It turned out unique and made the photo look kinda cool when viewed through the glass. Continuing with the charming look.
I chose a photo of my sister and I to stick inside the jar, and printed out a wallet size. I used the painters tape to tape the photo to the inside of the jar. You will want to use some kind of small cup to put inside for the water to ensure you don’t ruin your photo, I used a shot glass. I picked 4 random and fun flowers to match the pink vase.
I loved the outcome!
I think my mom liked it too. 🙂
Q: What did you do with/for your mom for mothers day this year?