What do you get when you mix your mad decoupage skills + your cute kid + a mason jar? You get the sweetest DIY Mason Jar Vase perfect for Teacher Gifts, Mother’s Day Gifts, Father’s Day Gifts or for you to keep because it is just so dang cute!
What you will need:
- Mason jar
- A photo or laser printout of your child that fits the front of the mason jar (I measured what size would fit and pulled a picture into my desktop publishing program to size the photo. I then printed the photo on my laser printer.)
- Mod Podge
- Sponge brush
- Plant or flowers (I used fresh “living” basil from my grocery store)
- For the Thank You Greeting Pick: Thank you greeting print out, foam sheets, wooden skewers, scissors, glue, tape)
1. Measure your mason jar to figure out what size of picture you will need. Then pull a picture into your desktop publishing or word processing program to size the photo. I printed my photo on my laser printer and cut it out. It took a couple of print outs until I got the perfect size. You will want the top of your child’s forehead in the picture to be at the top of the mason jar so whatever plant/flowers you put into the vase looks like your child’s hair. Cut out your picture.
2. Next, using your Mod Podge, paint the glue on the back of your picture and position it on your vase.
3. Paint several coats of Mod Podge on top of your picture letting it dry between coats.
4. Once dry, add your plant or flowers.
5. For the thank you greeting pick I made a quick and simple greeting on my computer and printed it out. I then used an old craft foam door hanger (you could also use foam sheets) for a stiff backing for my thank you greeting printout. I glued the greeting to the foam which I had cut-to-size. I then taped a BBQ wooden skewers to the back of the foam backing. Once done, add your greeting pick to your vase.
6. The final product…
There you have it! The cutest DIY Mason Jar Vase that any teacher, mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle (and so on and so on) would love to have. In fact, this vase is so cute I don’t think it will leave my counter :). Enjoy!