Vintage Looking Jar Vases

I noticed an old yogurt jar in my grandmother’s kitchen the other day. It reminded me of my childhood. It reminded her of my mother’s childhood. I asked her if she had any she didn’t use anymore. She did, of course.

Taking two, I wondered what to do with them. Then I remembered how we never seem to have enough vases. Especially smaller ones. So, I decided to try my luck at turning them into just that – vintage looking vases.

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Vintage Looking Jar Vases

(40-50 years) old jars
nail polish
ribbon (optional)

Unless you have a really steady hand, I’d advise starting to decorate your jars by drawing the wished design/pattern, on them with a sharpie first.

(As soon as I drew the first line, I knew all perfectionism was to be set aside.)

After you’re done with your design, trace it over with nail polish. Let it dry very well.

Decorate further with a bow if you want to.

I’d say the whole thing took 30 minutes tops; the drying took the longest, seeing as you wouldn’t want to mess up the design.

Oh, and, keep in mind to do this outdoors, or near an open window. The nail polish smell is terrible (and will cause dizziness – I found that out first hand!) if you have a small kitchen or room that you’re crafting in.

Happy crafting!


12 Comments to “Vintage Looking Jar Vases”

  1. That’s so pretty, love the red flowers most of all!

  2. Looks vintage, very nice crafting. I like the not perfectly perfect look you went with!

  3. Love the slightly imperfect look of these. Makes them all perfect ;)

  4. Just lovely! You’re so talented.

  5. Those are a lot of fun. Have you ever seen Rukmini’s blog over at Trumatter? She does amazing vintage jars also.

  6. Why, this is cute! I love the red flowered one :) @tammy Thanks for the shout out!

    • Thanks, Rukmini! Coming from you this means even more :) The red flowered one is my favorite as well, I made the other one more from the need to match the tablecloth color scheme a bit more.

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