DIY Upcycled Glass Flower Vases

I was browsing in one of my favorite stores, World Market, and came across these beautiful decorative vases. They looked like something I could make at home, so I thought I’d try to come up with a DIY version. I think you’ll like how easy {and inexpensive} these Upcycled Glass Flower Vases are. You could give them as gifts, use as table centerpieces or keep them around to hold fresh flowers.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Once you buy these tools you can use them for any polymer clay projects, but make sure to only use them with polymer clay and not on food items.

Glass jars come in so many shapes and sizes. I’ve been saving these for awhile now for a project just like this.

These polymer clay flowers are easier than they look. This was my first time working with polymer clay so I followed this video tutorial on making flowers {It’s like playing with grown up play doh!} Once you have shaped your flowers, bake them in the oven according to the polymer package directions.

Simply spray paint your flowers and glass jars and let them dry. Once they are dry you can arrange your flowers on the vases and secure with super glue. {I’m thinking a shiny turquoise spray paint would look amazing too! Experiment with different colors if you don’t like the plain white.}

Here are a few of the finished products. I just love how the mason jar turned out.

You can leave them as decorative vases or they can hold fresh flowers.

The wine bottle is my favorite, so sleek and simple!

I would love to see your finished DIY Upcycled Polymer Flower Vases!


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  1. Lauren says

    Hello, I am trying this and hopelessly bad with crafts. Can u tell me which specific brand and type of spray paint you used? I was blown away at the store with all the options. Thanks a lot!

  2. says

    I am getting married next September, but I am already getting a ton of ideas. We asked our friends to start saving alcohol bottles to use for the centerpieces and now I think I know how I want to use them! Thank you so much. When I try it out I will definitely let you know how it turns out!

  3. Beth W says

    Hi I found you on Pinterest and thought this tutorial was great! I did wonder if the bottles needed prepping before paint? Does the paint stick to the glass ok? I had another project I was going to be doing and that was sort of holding me up. Might have to try this one at the same time! I knew I was saving bottles and jars for a reason! Thanks so much!!!

  4. says

    I used to make flowers out of this stuff paint them & put them on barrettes when I was a teen. I like your craft & it would be a great project to do with kids to make a gift for Grandma on Mother’s day :)

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