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.

Daffodils in blue vases on a wooden table.

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.

Jars of paint and salt shakers on a newspaper.

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.

A bottle of white paint on a newspaper.

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.

A newspaper is on top of a table.

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

Three blue mason jars filled with yellow daffodils.
Spring bud vases made from salt shakers.

Hi, I’m Anne!

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