DIY Mother’s Day Vase and Kinda Krafty Giveaway

Hi there, I’m back today with another project and giveaway from the Australian company, Ruby Rock-it. Their brand new Kinda Krafty collection was the perfect choice to create a Mother’s Day card to go with my  hand-painted vase. The papers in this collection all have a neutral, kraft-colored base, which makes them easy to mix in with any color you choose.

Ruby Rock-It will be giving one lucky Crafts ‘n things blog reader their new Kinda Krafty collection. This includes an assortment of their fun printed papers, as well as some terrific embellishments.

Is your idea of a perfect Mother’s Day sleeping in and having breakfast in bed? Taking your own mother or mother-in-law out for brunch? Getting up early and running a 5K? Or maybe spending the day locked away in your craft room? To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment on this post by Monday, May 13, 2013, describing your ideal Mother’s Day. Winners will be announced on the blog on May 14th.

(Don’t tell my mom, husband, or kids… but one of my favorite Mother’s Days happened last year when I met up with my college roommates for a long weekend in the Hamptons – no husbands, kids, pets, parents, or in-laws… just us hanging out like old times!)

No matter how or where you celebrate Mother’s Day, one thing is for certain – moms love to receive handmade gifts. This project is very economical and eco-friendly since the foundation for the vase is a recycled glass jar. You will also need a few different coordinating colors of craft paint.

Begin by pouring the paints in along the top edge of the jar.

Tilt the jar to help the paint spread and use a wooden skewer to further mix the colors and to help ensure the entire surface is covered. Use a small foam brush to paint around the rim and to touch up any spots you may have missed. It’s helpful to hold the jar up to the light to check.

Pour out the excess paint and turn upside down. The paint I used was quite thick and I wound up having to move the jar several times in order to let all the excess drip out. Once the remaining paint is gone, you can turn the jar right side up. Be forewarned – this takes a long time to dry. Overnight at a minimum, but several days would be better. (Martha Stewart Crafts states that their brand of craft paint will be fully air cured after 21 days.)

Once dry, embellish with a strip of adhesive-backed pearls and rhinestones and add a tag.

Create a matching card using cardstock in a color that coordinates with the paint you chose.

Every mom should be treated like a queen on Mother’s Day!


Ruby Rock-It Kinda Krafty patterned paper and chipboard elements

Ruby Rock-It Bella! Bling – Pearl and rhinestone accents, ribbon

Therm O Web Permanent Tape Runner, 1/4″ Foam Squares, Medium Zots Singles

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Turquoise, Papertrey Ink Kraft

Die-cutting system and dies: Papertrey Ink Tremendous Tags, My Favorite Things Accent It: Labels & Tags

Flourishes Spring Bouquet stamp set

Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad

Thanks so much for visiting the Crafts ‘n things blog today. Happy Crafting!

Alice Golden from Golden Moments (

26 thoughts on “DIY Mother’s Day Vase and Kinda Krafty Giveaway

  1. My ideal mother’s day is no cooking, no dish washing, and lots of beautiful flowers! A picnic sounds wonderful if the weather is nice :)

  2. Nice vase idea. My favorite thing on Mother’s Day would be a day at the spa… we have one where I live that’s internationally renowned and has a Grotto Spa pool to relax in and the waters are so soothing. That’s a day for me.. of course with champagne and tappas!

  3. My ideal mothers day would be sleeping in. Waking up to my coffee. And crafting all day and letting the kiddos clean up my mess for once. :) Love your vase..

  4. Wow, love your sweet vase and that gorgeous card! As for me, my favorite Mothers Day would be sleeping in late and then getting my favorite dinner of crispy fried chicken and a strawberry custard cake for dessert! Those are all the gifts I need!

  5. LOVE your card and co-ordinating vase – the turquoise looks so bright & cheery and works so well with the Kinda Krafty!!!
    My idea of a perfect Mother’s Day is to have my Mum come visit and be able to give her lots of hugs and share together time – it is over a year since we have seen each other, so it is lucky we have our phone numbers on speed dial – thank you for the chance to win this fabulous collection :)

  6. Oh, how cute!!!! I love the marbled look.
    My day would start with a great breakfast and coffee. I’d read the paper in the garden, go for a hike, do crafts, then go out to dinner.

  7. My ideal Mothers Day would include eating chocolate all day long. Chocolate WITH nuts, but WITHOUT calories :)

  8. The ideal Mother’s Day for me would start with a cup of hot tea in bed (half and half and honey, please) followed by a breakfast fixed by someone other than myself. Then, a cookout with our kids, games in the afternoon and no dishes for me to wash! Oh, and ice cream. There has to be ice cream! LOL

  9. My ideal Mother’s Day is having the kids together. We go out for a meal, spend some time visiting, and relaxing.

  10. I had the ideal Mother’s Day… we cooked breakfast together, and I had blueberries in my pancake… I got to read in bed and then after lunch we went antique shopping despite the rain, then I scrapped until dinner. It was great.

  11. My perfect mother’s day was this year. I now live near my son and his family and this is the first year in decades that I got to see my son and my grandchildren on mother’s day.

  12. my perfect mothers day could be anyday, but in the company of my mom, and my daughter, beeing healty, laughing out loud for simple things…maybe enjoing a slice of chocolate cake with a cup of coffee ;)

  13. My ideal Mother’s Day is being waited on instead of waiting on everyone as usual. I had a very nice day! Thanks for the tute! I tried painting a jar one time. I didn’t know it took so long to dry. I still have the jar so I will try again now.

  14. I got my ideal Mother’s Day this weekend. Both my kids and grandkids came to my house. They fixed the dinners, did the dishes and entertained me all weekend. I did not have to do a thing. So I just got to sit there, play board games (grandkids are adults) and soak up the love. What more can a person as for? I am truly blessed.

  15. Have dinner with all my kids and grandchildren..just a small meal..and someone else do the dishes…

  16. I’m not a mom- but I love to spend Mother’s Day with my mom. Yesterday, my brother and I brought dinner to her at her place: homemade lasagne, roasted asparagus, homemade parmesan-basil-roasted garlic bread, and strawberry shortcake made with homemade cardamom shortbread… and a little amaretto!

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