DIY Handprint Vase... Making Memories

Making memories with my girls is something that I cherish. Time is flying by and they are growing up before my eyes. My oldest is a Senior in high school this year and my youngest is starting Preschool. This mama is feeling very emotional these days. Oh how I wish I could hit the pause button... even for just a bit. 

For that reason, this DIY creation is something that sits close to my heart. I love flowers! I would have flowers in every room if I could. But that can get kinda pricey... according to my husband. Ha! During the Spring/Summer months, flowers are easy to find outside. I take advantage and cut all the flowers I can and bring them indoors. I LOVE the smell of flowers in my house!

This past Mother's Day I thought it would be fun to make a meaningful gift and share with our moms.. and of course me ;) Next came the idea of a Handprint Vase. They were super easy to make and a lot of fun. I absolutely love the way they turned out!! So much so... I have 3 in my home. Haha!! 

So grab your kiddos, choose your favorite colors and have some painting fun!! Oh and don't forget Purification essential oil. What?! Yep, that's right. That would be my little trick. Add a drop or 2 of Purification essential oil to the water before placing your flowers in. Your flowers will stay fresher, longer!!

Let's get started...

What You Will Need: 
  • 32 oz. Mason Jars of choice- Find here
  • Chalked Spray Paint or Spray Paint of choice- Found at your local hardware store or here
  • Protective Top Coat Spray Paint (I love the matte look)-Found at your local hardware store or here
  • Acrylic Paints of choice- Find here
  • Decorative ribbon (I love the burlap look)- Find here
  • Glue gun- Find here
  • Purification essential oil- Find out how to get 100% pure therapeutic essential oils at wholesale here

  • Grab a big piece of cardboard to protect the ground. Place your glass mason jars on it. I ended up making 6 vases. So I just set them all on the cardboard. You will want to do this outside or in a well ventilated garage. Now using your chalked spray paint, evenly spray each bottle with a light coat of paint. Let dry for a couple minutes and repeat until you have a nice even coat covering the mason jar. 

  • After your mason jars are completely dry. Next comes the fun part with your kiddos. Start with your child that has the largest hand. Apply a thick layer of acrylic paint to their hand. Have them grip the mason jar for a couple seconds and pull their hand straight off. Continue with each child using a different color acrylic paint. 

  • Once the acrylic paint dries, spray a thin even coat of protective top coat. This will protect your "artwork." Allow to dry for a couple minutes and repeat. 

  • After the protective top coat completely dries, now you can decorate your jars. I used burlap ribbon to match my house decor. Using a glue gun, apply a generous amount of glue around the rim and just inside the jars. Press firmly to set the ribbon. 

  • There you have it!! Just add water, a couple drops of Purification essential oil and your flowers. BEAUTIFUL!!!

How to Get Started with Essential Oils:

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