DIY Upcycle Jar to Flower Vase – IKEA hack and add color to your home! Let’s make this really easy project together.

A few years ago, a shop opened in my neighborhood with traditional Greek food products. At the beginning the store was having profit, but then a new super market opened just next to it. The result was that the profit dicreased, my friend got disapointed and then the store closed. Ok…what this has to do with our vase? Actually there is a direct connection, since my friend told me to choose whatever I liked from his store. What I got? Many jars, all of them from IKEA. You know, the typical Jar Ikea has with the metallic top. I got so many of them, that actually I used many and again I had a few jars left. And this was the time to decide what to do with them! So let’s upcycle our old jar to a beautiful shabby chic vase for the flowers! DIY Upcycle Jar to Flower Vase – IKEA hack !

Materials to use for DIY Upcycle Jar to Flower Vase – IKEA hack :

– Jar ( from IKEA or any jar)

– Wall Stickers (got them from Fantastick)

– Spray Paint

– Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint (in your favorite colors) 

– Sand Fixative Spray 

– Lace ribbon (optional)

So far I used twice spray paints and the result was awful! I did not like it att all and the diy was totally distroyed. Then I decided not to give up (you know me…) and I tried once more. This time with an Ombre style, which actually can cover any failures on your painting. The Ombre Glass Candles finished and I liked them a lot. That’s why, I wanted to give one more try to spray paints! A beautiful dusty pink and the jar got color! Allow it to dry for a while and let’s start decorating it.

One idea for decorating the vase, is actually drawing it and then paint it. I cannot even create a small ship or any flower…. I am really bad in painting, so I removed this idea from my mind. And then I discovered fantastick stickers, which actually are really fantastic! What was even greater? That I could choose what pattern to create in a sticker. I wanted something to remind me flowers, but with minimal geometric pattern, so here we are. A beautiful sticker with three Geometric Flowers! The only thing we need to do, is put them on our vase. No additional glue is needed. Just be careful to use them on a clean surface. 

And now the funny part! Colors!!!! Do you know Dimensional Design Adhesive Paints? Well I didn’t! I discovered them while I was checking some other materials in a craft store. Curiocity again….and got many of them in my favorite shabby chic pastel shades. You know… pink, lilac, mint, aqua blue! It is not difficult to use them, but since it was my first time, I have to admit that this was not the perfect result. Just press a little bit the bottle of the paint and start drawing your schema. Let it dry for a few hours. Last but not least, spray the bottle with Sand Fixative Spray to make the colors even more stable and resistant to water. 

The vase is ready! To make it even more romantic, a piece of pink lace ribbon is a must!

As you may see, not all the lines of the sticker are painted, but I wanted to keep the lines of the leaves as they are. And I love the result!

From a jar to a romantic vase for the flowers! What do you think? 

Have you ever used Jars in your crafts? How did you upcycled them?

And if you love vases, check also my Geometric Painted Vase! It is also really easy to make it!

Happy Crafting!

mats mouts

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Passion crafter , dreamer, lover of travelling and of good food, fan of colors and of photography! Lucky mother of two, who help me extend my imagination! EfZin…live well, dream and laugh!


  1. I like all sorts of jar! I use them for everything ! I Guess your idea can make a pretty make up brush holder as well!

  2. Ann Snook-Moreau Reply

    This is such a cute DIY! These vases would make really cute centerpieces for a wedding, too.

  3. I love the spray paint! I am into homemade things right now and love the matte look on these jars. What a cute idea!

  4. everything about this is amazing! Flowers are my current obsession. I really think they can brighten up any room and when you add the cute DIY vase they make the perfect decoration. I need this in my kitchen!

  5. That’s a lovely jar! I think the colors are perfect for Spring and who doesn’t want some flowers at home too. It’s really nice to do fun projects like this! It turned out really adorable!

  6. Wow what a super cute idea!!!! I absolutely love it and can’t wait to make my own!!

  7. Oh wow, so this vase looks immensely beautiful now. The other day I was cleaning my kitchen and pulled out some 2-3 unused jars. I was thinking of the ways to use them creatively. Thanks for this idea.

      • Dear Shirley, unfortunately I picked these colors from a local store in Greece. You need to chek by yourself Hobby Lobby.

  8. Hannah Mitchell Reply

    This is such a cute idea. This would be a great activity to do with little ones and an adorable gift for mothers day! I love it!

  9. I’ve never used a jar with my crafts. Your post makes me think of the Soundgarden song, “Flower.”

  10. I love IKEA hacks! And your jar/ flower vase is very pretty! Great idea!

  11. Oh I love a good upcycle project and this vase jar is too cute. I have so many mason jars that I definitely want to try this DIY and use it for my artifical flower bouquet ive been needing a vase for.

  12. Patrice Boothe Reply

    wow love the pastel pink colour you did looks so amazing! I love doing DIY makes it more fun. The picture are very instagram worthy looks very cool.

  13. That’s a great idea and something that my eldest daughter can already do. She likes making stuff, so a decorative jar like this would really interest her. Gotta buy some of those paints! 😀

  14. nice craft, very creative and economical too. I would love to check out my vacant jars and start my designing skills. Thanks for a great idea.

  15. Geraline Batarra Reply

    Making a upcycle jar into a flower vase is such a clever idea. I will definitely try this DIY project at my home thank you for sharing this with us.

  16. Autumn Murray Reply

    My daughter would love to do this project with me as the jars are so cute! Thank you for sharing!

  17. hey , that looks great , I need to go to ikea now and make this an activity for when I have my nieces over

  18. I think this rocks… i just bought 4 jars and wanted to do to do something with them… i think I’ll make mine with flamingos… i got to thinking tho. One could use classico spageei sauce jars too… !!! Going to make these this weekend!!!

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