Easy Paper Bag Vases

Welcome to the first edition of Celebrations at Home!  The second Sunday of each month I’m joining fellow bloggers to bring you a special celebration of home decor, crafts, or food.  Today’s offering is something quick and simple that anyone can do. I think most of us are busy this time of year … getting kids back to school, canning our tomatoes and other late summer veggies from the garden, doing fall home maintenance chores, and more. I decided to make fun little paper bag vases for fall floral arrangements!

How to Make Paper Bag Vases

This project is so easy, you can have your children help you make this pretty centerpiece. And if you have kids, you’ve probably got lunch-sized paper bags on hand.


How to Make Paper Bag Vases

Gather together a few paper bags, metallic gold paint and a brush, and a polka dot stencil.


How to Make Paper Bag Vases

You don’t have to use a stencil to make your paper bag vases. You can paint free hand and even make your polka dots a variety of sizes too. But I had this stencil on hand and decided to use it. Simply dab the stencil brush into the gold metallic paint and fill in the holes. Let the paint dry before flipping the bag over to paint the other side.


How to Make Paper Bag VasesOnce the gold metallic paint has dried, insert a mason jar into the bag, and start rolling the top of the bag down to the height of the mason jar.


How to Make Paper Bag VasesThen comes the fun part of filling the jar with flowers (don’t forget to add water).


How to Make Paper Bag VasesI had enough fall flowers to fill 3 paper bag vases. I found the flowers at our grocery store, but also cut some flowers from my garden to add to them.  A couple zinnia buds in small vintage bottles completes the vignette.


How to Make Paper Bag VasesChange up the look of the paper bag vases by using a different paint color for your dots. Red would be cute for Christmas or Valentine’s Day, and pink or blue would be cute to make centerpieces for a baby shower.

I like gold for Fall!  Be sure to visit the rest of the ladies at the links below to see more inspiration as we transition into the beautiful Fall season!

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  1. What a cute idea! There’s lot of colours and stencils you could use with this. Would be a cute Christmas idea as well. I’ve pinned it to my craft board. Now on to check out the rest! Have a great week! Diane