So, this is a poorly photographed project. It was like 9pm Saturday night and the Grandma's were coming over Sunday morning for brunch and I still hadn't decorated the vases.
Here are the two vases left over. I made 4 completely different ones and had them on the breakfast table as centerpieces. When it was time for my mom and mother-in-law to go, they each got to pick their favorite to take with them. Wouldn't you know it, they picked my favorites and I didn't get a picture of them before they were gone.
I had 3 glass jars and 1 plastic (not pictured). As you can see all the glass jars are from orange rind. I go through a lot of orange peel around here because one of the family's favorite recipes is called Treasure Filled Coffee cake and it called for 2 tablespoons of the stuff. I had planned on making this for Mother's Day but was too tired after finishing the vases. The fam got monkey bread instead. The labels were difficult to get off so I soaked the jars in warm soapy water for a couple of hours and then they were easily removed.
I call this first one The Disco Vase. It is the plastic spice jar, coated with purple spray paint and then topped with green glitter spray paint. I wrapped some gauzy ribbon in shades of blue, purple and green around the top and then threaded two pink beads on the end for accent.
This second one is called The Ballerina Vase. This one was designed my middle child J who was up past his bedtime. We hot glued the wide floral ribbon in the center and then the pink fringe ribbon on the top and bottom.
Not sure if our cat was more interested in the vase or the jelly bean flower inside. Either way, I thought it was cute enough to include. The third vase which is not pictured and was my favorite was The Hippie Vase. I wrapped it in a natural colored hemp which was affixed with Aileen's craft glue. Then I put a few rust colored beads through a bendy beading wire and wrapped that around the center. The last one was the Classical Vase. For this one I again beaded a metal wire with pretty green stones and wrapped that in a wide spiral down the jar. I hot glued the last bead to the jar to make it all stay .
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