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Gorgeous DIY Vases for Mother's Day

It's time to start thinking about a Mother's Day gift. If your mom loves fresh flowers, why not make a personally decorated vase using one of these beautiful DIY vase ideas.


Transform a plain glass vase using satin ribbon. Start at the top of the vase, crossing and twisting the ribbon at the front, and continue all the way down. When you reach the base, finish off with a pretty bow. You will find instructions for a Corset Vase here.

Glam up a square, glass vase with a fancy label. Use your printer to print onto self-adhesive labels and stick this onto the vase. For added protection, place a layer of self-adhesive, clear vinyl over the front of the vase. 

Rope, wire and beads can be wrapped around inexpensive glasses or a glass vase for a rustic touch. 

You can also combine burlap, sisal rope and lace to add a pretty touch to ceramic or glass vases, or to recycled glass bottles and jars. 

Make Mother's Day special with a floral arrangement artfully displayed in vintage crockery. Tea cups, a gravy boat, or a teapot make wonderful containers for fresh flowers or succulents. Or pot them up with small plants for a permanent display. You can choose crockery in colours that your mom will love. 

If you have an old, unused basket lying around, pop in a glass jar filled with water, and arrange seasonal fresh flowers. 

There are so many ways to recycle items and turn them into something new.  A galvanised bucket can be painted with a floral pattern and filled with fresh flowers for an inexpensive but oh so pretty gift.

Spray paint is another easy way to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Rust-Oleum Universal or Specialty metallics look gorgeous on glass vases or recycled glass jars. You will find a selection of Rust-Oleum metallic finishes at your local Builders. 

And there are plenty of ways to use reclaimed and other wood to make your own decorative vases and flower containers.


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