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Re-purposed Vase {teacher appreciation}

Posted by  ·  May 1, 2011  ·  Last Updated: May 26, 2016

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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  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!

  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