Easy Spring Bud Vases

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Spring will be here soon, and these easy to make Bud Vases are fantastic for displaying spring flowers!

I made this easy DIY craft out of salt shakers, which are just the right size for holding a few flowers each.

bud vases with daffodils

I love bringing flowers inside in the spring, it is such a great way to enjoy the season. But I don’t want to cut all the flowers in the yard, I just want to bring a few stems inside to decorated the kitchen table. So I wanted to make some small bud vases, and a simple salt shaker or a spice jar is the perfect size.

salt shakers and paint

I bought the salt shakers for just $1.25 for 2, so this is a pretty inexpensive project! Then I used gray or blue chalk paint to paint the outside of the shakers.

painting the salt shaker

I used two coats of the paint, letting it dry thoroughly in between. After the second coat was dry I sanded it lightly with 180 grit sandpaper to smooth it out and distress it a little bit. Then I dry brushed a little of the second color of paint just to add some accent to the bottles.

shaker after painting

I tied a little bit of twine around the tops of the jars and they were ready for my flowers.

daffodils in vases
closeup of bud vases

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2 thoughts on “Easy Spring Bud Vases”

  1. I’m impressed, I need to say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s each educative and entertaining, and let me let you know, you could have hit the nail on the head. Your concept is excellent


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