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    Re-purposed Vase {teacher appreciation}

    Posted by  ·  May 1, 2011

    Ashley from under the sycamore and Ashley Ann Photography is here sharing a beautiful gift idea!

    Ashley writes…..

    Okay, here is the easiest craft ever….just in time for Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week!  I often like giving gift cards to my children’s teachers, but I want a little fun in the presentation than just the envelope that comes with most gift cards. This is a simple idea for presenting both a bouquet of flowers and a gift card, note or picture from your child.

    DIY Hairpin Vase Tutorial

    Supplies: Glass jar, cute hair pin (mine is from Stella Bella Boutique), hot glue, Goo Be Gone

    I think an old mason jar…the kind with the blue/green tint…would be awesome for this.

    Step 1: If you are re-purposing a glass jar you might need to remove any labels. Goo Be Gone works great, but I’ve also heard a hair dryer can do wonders.

    Step 2: Hot glue hair pin to the jar…use scissors to hold pin open while glue dries. Hot glue will easily peel off the jar and hair pin at a later date.  (Try to find a jar that is similar in curve to your hair pin)

    Step 3: Slide in a note from your child, a gift card, a photo or anything else!

    Ta Da…a cute little vase to customize a billion ways.

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    Comments

    1. judith lopez
      Monday, April 9th, 2012
      te felicito por compartir estas hermosas ideas . . . .las hare con mis alumnos
    2. Monday, July 11th, 2011
      We made these! Thanks for sharing!

      http://ladeladeda.blogspot.com/2011/05/bobbypin-vases.html
    3. Monday, May 2nd, 2011
      Fantastic idea and so simple at the same time.

      Best wishes!
    4. Sunday, May 1st, 2011
      I have been saving jars for years....finally a way to use them! Thanks!
    5. Sunday, May 1st, 2011
      I love this idea. I love the bobby pin idea. It makes it perfect for giving to other people with a sweet note or gift card... Love it!
    6. Vanessa Grant
      Sunday, May 1st, 2011
      Oh this is just divine!! I am going to have to use this on one of my table features! Thank you for the tutorial and inspiration.
    7. Sunday, May 1st, 2011
      oh i love doing these! i do stuff like that with mason jars all the time. i think this year i'm going to make them into planters, i think i'll either put in succulents or flowers and hang then from my fence!
    8. Sunday, May 1st, 2011
      Adorable idea!
    9. Sunday, May 1st, 2011
      I think this is a simply wonderful idea. I am thinking mother's day with a pic of the grandkids. Thanks for sharing! I pinned this to my board at http://pinterest.com/pin/18024225/
    10. Vanessa W
      Sunday, May 1st, 2011
      Such a sweet and simple way to design a water jar for flowers! :) I Love this idea, thank you!

      ~Vanessa W