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How To Make A Denim Hanging Mason Jar Vase

I love mashups and used to be a bit of a Glee fan. I would say that my taste in mashups extends to my home. My interior style is bit Boho, mid-century with a hint of rustic farmhouse. This denim mason jar vase is a mashup of crafts and upcycling.

There is the upcycled element of the old jeans and floorboards combined with a mason jar craft and a bit of paper mache. Then there are the DIY paper flowers which you could argue are a bit boho.

These denim wall vases go really well with the Boho jeans pillows I made last year and the denim rug I have on the floor. The paper flowers just give the hanging vases a colourful spring feel.

Upcycled Jeans Mason Jar Wall Vase

As with most of my crafts, these hanging mason jar vases cost almost nothing to make as they were made from repurposed materials. The only cost was for the glue and the crepe paper to make the flowers.

Denim mason jar vase with paper daisies.

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What you need to make a hanging mason jar vase

  • Scraps from old jeans including some seams and labels.
  • Mason Jar – just to use as a mold. You could actually use any old jar as long as it’s the size you would like your wall vase to be.
  • An old piece of wood – I used a cut bit of floorboard.
  • Old newspaper and wallpaper paste.
  • Gorilla glue contact adhesive clear
  • Fabric Mod Podge
  • 4 small nails, cling film and a couple of elastic bands.
mason jar, wood, denim scraps and newspaper

How to make the hanging mason jar vase

1. The first thing to do is to make the paper mache mason jar. Start off by covering the mason jar in cling film (saran wrap). Then cut the newspaper into small strips.

2. Next, using wallpaper paste stick the newspaper strips to the mason jar. Cover just half of the jar.

I use wallpaper paste rather than diluted glue for paper mache as it is less messy. The paste is more gel-like and not runny like glue. I find it creates less of a mess and dries quicker.

paper mache the mason jar
paper mache jar

3. You will need 2 layers of newspaper on the jar. Let the first layer dry before papering the second layer. Also, whilst the paper is drying hold the paper at the top in place with 2 elastic bands. This will ensure that you get the contours at the top of the jar in the paper.

paper mache jar.

4. When both layers of the newspaper have dried carefully remove it and the elastic bands from the Mason jar mold. Using scissors carefully trim the paper mache into shape. It should look like a Mason jar cut in half lengthways.

paper mache half jar

Adding the denim to the Mason jars

5. Next, cut the old denim pieces to fit the jar. You will need one plain denim piece for the main body of the jar and another plain half-circle shape for the base. Cut 2 pieces of denim seam to fit around the rim of the jar.

Old denim pieces for the mason jars

6. Using the fabric glue, stick the denim pieces to the paper half Mason jar vase. To add interest I also like to stick a label from the old jeans to the front of the jar. Use pegs to hold the denim in place as the glue dries, especially around the rim.

gluing  the denim to the paper mason jar vase

Making a hanger for the denim Mason Jar

7. Firstly, cut the old piece of wood you are going to use for the backing of the mason jar vase. I used an old pine floorboard as it was just the right width. The wood also had a lovely aged look to it. You could use a piece of pallet wood if you don’t happen to have any old floorboards to hand.

Next, cut a piece of denim seam or hem about 30 cm in length. Nail one end to the side of the wood and the other end to the other side. This denim seem is used to hang the mason jar vase.

Denim seem hanger

8. Finally, to finish off the mason jar vase, glue the vase to the wooden board using contact adhesive.

Gorilla glue and denim vase

Once the glue is dried the vase is ready to hang. All you need to do is slip the seam over a hook or nail.

Denim mason jar wall vase

I was so pleased how this handing denim Mason jar turned out that I made another one out of my husbands old Levis.

Levis denim mason jar vase

The vase is not waterproof, so not suitable for real flowers. However, it is perfect for faux or paper flowers. I love crepe paper flowers so I made some for the mason jar vases.

How to make paper daisy’s for your hanging vase

I love making crepe paper flowers. Here I show you how I made the giant daisies for this hanging mason jar vase. If you want to make other types of crepe paper flowers check out my paper flower wall decoration. Also, sites like Lia Griffith have lots of paper flower tutorials to choose from.

What you need

crepe paper for paper daisy

How To Make A Crepe Paper Daisy

1. Cut out seven small petals and seven slightly large petals from the white crepe paper.

Daisy petal template

2. Wrap the green floristry wire around one green wire stem.

3. Cut a piece of yellow crepe paper approximately 3cm wide and 20cm long. Fold it in half lengthways and cut 5-7mm slits about 3mm apart along the fold.

4. To form the center of the daisy, glue one end of the folded cut yellow crepe paper to the top of the wire stem. Wrap it around the stem and secure it with hot glue.

Middle of daisy
rolled yellow crepe paper

5. Next, using the hot glue gun glue the small white petals one by one to the yellow center. Space out the petals evenly.

gluing small daisy petals
Half finished crepe paper daisy

6. Once all the small petals have been stuck down. Repeat with the larger petals sticking them in between the small layer of petals. Finish off by wrapping more green tape around the base of the daisy.

DIY crepe paper daisy

All that is left to do now is to put the paper daises in the denim hanging Mason jar vases.

If you prefer other types of paper flowers in the vases there are tutorials for several with the pineapple flower wall art I made and also some giant boho flowers with the upcycled leather vase.

These vases could also be used as a handy hanging storage pouch for the craft room like the hanging denim pocket ones I made.

denim mason jar and paper daisies.
Denim mason jar vase
Levi jeans mason jar vase

For another vase Mason jar combination check out the tutorial for these beautiful paper vases and mason jar sleeves.

Yield: Denim Wall Vase

Hanging Denim Mason Jar Vase

Denim mason jar wall vase

Upcycled denim wall hanging mason jar vases. Simple and cheap craft a great way to display faux flowers.

Prep Time 1 hour
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Denim scraps from old jeans
  • Mason jar to use as a mold
  • Newspaper
  • Scrap wood
  • Glue

Tools

  • Sander
  • Hammer

Instructions

  1. Paper mache a half Mason jar shape. Use an existing Mason jar as a mold.
  2. Decoupage paper mache Mason jar with denim
  3. Make a hanger out of a jeans seem by nailing it to a piece of wood.
  4. Glue the denim Mason jar to the wood.
  5. Fill with paper flowers

Notes

There are instructions for the paper daises on the blog.

The denim vases featured in the A to Z of jeans crafts.

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Sage

Sunday 14th of February 2021

These and other flowers can be cut from plastic grocery bags too. We have done this before and called them 'recycled flowers'. Only limited to your imagination and the plastic you have...plastic milk or juice jugs make great and sturdy creations also. The heavier plastic can also be painted( we used acrylic paints from a craft store.). Happy Crafting!! Happy Valentine's Day 2021 !!

Claire Armstrong

Monday 15th of February 2021

Thank you so much

Inge Vos

Saturday 4th of April 2020

You could add a small plastic bottle (top cut off) to fill with water if you want to use it for real flowers.

Claire Armstrong

Saturday 4th of April 2020

Thank you, that is a good idea.

Pam @Threading My Way

Saturday 15th of June 2019

So creative, Claire!! I love it!

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 16th of June 2019

Thank you, Pam.

Ann

Tuesday 9th of April 2019

This is so clever! You are being featured tonight on my blog for Party In Your PJs. https://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com/

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

That's brilliant, thank you!

Cecilia

Monday 8th of April 2019

I love this! The handmade flowers are excellent! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Claire Armstrong

Monday 8th of April 2019

Thank you so much, Cecilia.

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