Mother’s day is a month away. If you are looking for a cute gift idea for mom or grandma, these simple cardboard tube vases might be just what you are looking for.
My daughter loves to run around the yard and pick flowers for me. It is the sweetest thing. We will usually put the flowers in a Dixie cup and save them, but we thought that it would be nice to make and design our own bud vases. These cardboard tube vases are perfect for the spring and would make an adorable Mother’s Day gift. You can choose to make a tapered vase, as we did or keep it even simpler and keep the tube as is and glue it to a base.
To form the vases:
Make a cut lengthwise up one end of a toilet paper tube.
Reroll the tube so that it is narrower on one end and as close to the original size around on the other end. Use a glue gun to glue it into place.
Trim the cardboard off of both ends and make them even.
Cut a small circle out of a piece of cardboard and use a glue gun to glue the toilet paper tube to the center of it, narrow side down. Once the glue is dry, the fun part begins.
My five year old loved decorating her vase. She painted the inside of her vase in pink.
She chose blue for the vase’s outer color and the base. When she finished painting. She set it aside to dry.
Once it was dry, she asked for a Sharpie. She drew a flower and a heart on her vase.
When our vases were finished, we filled them with a few spring mixed flowers. My daughter loved our vases so much that she even set them out on the table for lunch.
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