Recycled Can and Mason Jar Vases


Easy Craft Idea: Recycled Can and Mason Jar Vases and Centerpieces

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet

Fresh flowers are also a must in my house! Weather you buy them in a store or pick them from your garden, they liven up any room.

Another “must”… I don’t know about you but I am always saving spaghetti sauce jars. I’ll even take this a step further and admit to you that I buy spaghetti sauce based on the jar and not the actual spaghetti sauce… I know! I know! This may be a SERIOUS problem!

I did a very simple upcycle that can be completed in minutes. Here is how to make recycled can and Mason jar vases.

Time: 20-30 Mintutes


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You can use any type of can or jar. When I thought of this project I had a collection already.

Easy Craft Idea: Recycled Can and Mason Jar Vases and Centerpieces


Easy DIY Instructions

First, tape off the clean jars and cans with Painter’s tape.  Be sure to smooth it on applying pressure with your fingers to remove any air bubbles. I like the look of glass and color, and tin and color, so I randomly taped off sections.

Pro Tip: Use a credit card edge to apply pressure on painter’s tape.

Next, after you tape them off, cover the area you do not want painted with newspaper. I used old packing paper that I had on hand.

The colors I chose and pictured here are: Krylon’s Blue Ocean Breeze and Citrus Green.

Lastly, I sprayed on one coat on each side outside in the back yard. Be sure to spray in a well-ventilated area. One coat was perfect and only took fifteen minutes to dry. I removed the tape and the lines were perfect!


Recycled Can and Mason Jar Vases


This project is great because you can play around with the colors to fit any style, holiday, or special occasion. I filled them with colorful inexpensive flowers I got from the grocery store. You can use these for:

  • Bridal Showers or Weddings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Mother’s Day
  • Hostess Gifts

Change the colors of spray paint and flowers for:

  • Memorial Day or Independence Day
  • Valentine’ Day
  • Easter
  • Halloween/Fall
  • Christmas


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Here are a few more pictures.  I am LOVING these two colors together. I am using these for my outside patio.

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Other containers you can save to reuse for craft projects, gift wrapping, upcycling projects are:

  • Tuna Cans
  • Food Boxes
  • Candle Jars
  • Jelly or Jam Jars

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  1. I love recycling old jars and tin cans. These are so lovely with the Spring flowers. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  2. Really inspirational idea! Recycling old jars is great not only for our home and garden but also for the environment! I prefer to give every item I have a second chance instead of throwing it away as a waste.

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