Friday, May 24, 2013

Abstract Painted Paper Vases

After working on these fun striped painted paper vases last week, it got me thinking about some other ways to turn computer paper into a pretty cover for recycled glass jars to then be used as vases.  I decided to do something a bit more feminine and painted abstract peonies!
painted flower vase DIY
I love that these are perfectly imperfect.  No real rhyme or reason, just a few simple strokes of paint.  I was also thinking that these vases filled with flowers would make for a perfect little gift for a dear friend who became a first time Mom just this past week!
easy DIY with computer paper and paint vase
Material: Clean recycled glass jars, computer paper, acrylic paint, paintbrush, scissors, double stick tape
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How to:
- Begin by painting with one color at a time – start from the center of the flower and work your way out (light swirls should do the trick)
- Continue with an outer layer for the flower in a slightly darker color
- Light swipes of green paint to make the leaves
- Finish with a few dots of yellow and black
- Allow the paper to dry thoroughly
- Trim the paper to the size of the glass
- Use double stick tape to wrap paper around the jar and secure in place

Fill the jars with flowers and enjoy!


  1. what a cute DIY! I love this - perfect for spring and summer.

    1. Wow! Thank you Madalynne! I just got lost on your blog, there was so much to read and take in :)