Hawaiian Beach Glass Vase

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I show my love and affection for family and friends by crafting homemade gifts and decorations. Recently we began planning a large outdoor party and wanted to decorate each table with a vase of flowers. Making these DIY Hawaiian beach glass vases using repurposed glass jars saved money that we could use on other areas of the party. Oh, and we were thrilled with how they turned out.

3 light blue jars holding white flowers and blue bows on table outside with title text reading DIY Hawaiian Beach Glass Vase

Hawaiian Beach Glass Vase

smiling girl wearing flower leis and holding balloons

We made these Hawaiian beach glass vases for my second “baby’s” high school graduation party. I grew up in Hawai’i and graduation is a really big deal there. We give leis, lots of leis, for graduation.

And we throw parties and invite everyone we know to celebrate. And when you throw a party, you have to decorate. Right? My baby wanted to use these DIY Hawaiian Beach Glasses Vases filled with baby’s breath and sunflowers to decorate her party. 

These Hawaiian beach glass vases are perfect for so many different occassions.

close up of light blue jar with blue bow and white baby's breath on a  piece of wood outside

They’re a frugal way to decorate for a party.

  • Uses repurposed glass jars that were headed for the recycling bin. Ask family and friends to help you collect recycled glass jars for you.
  • Uses inexpensive paint.
  • Uses inexpensive ribbon or raffia.
  • Uses inexpensive flowers. Choose inexpensive flowers from the florist or cut them from your garden. The casual vases are perfect with wild flowers and mixed flowers. 
  • You can reuse these jars and create very different looks just by changing the embellishments and flowers. 
3 light blue jars with blue bow and white baby's breath on a  piece of wood outside

I originally made these Hawaiian beach glass party lanterns for a friend’s daughter’s sweet sixteen birthday party. 

3 light blue jars with raffia bows and shells on raffia mat and shells

Then we used these same upcycled jar party lanterns for my oldest baby’s graduation party.  We put battery operated candles in the jars to turn them into lanterns.

5 light green jars with red and white label on white wood table and small battery candle

Recently we added baby’s breath and sunflowers for my second baby’s graduation party.

light blue jar with blue bow and sunflowers and baby's breath

Isn’t it amazing how a few simple changes can make such a big change with the same jars in each different look? 

You can find the tutorial on how to make your own Hawaiian beach glass vase. It’s the perfect tutorial to make extremely versatile vases that you can use again and again.

Check out all my favorite repurposed organizing ideas, crafts, hacks and more in the table below. You can scroll through the table and look for ideas or search for specific ideas with the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner (on desktop). Click on the topic and then click through the specific article.

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  1. That is neat how you can find so many uses for one thing, and they all look beautiful! It’s nice that your daughters enjoy what you make.

    1. Thanks, Brenda. I can’t tell you how much I don’t like to just throw something away if it can be reused. šŸ™‚

  2. I love baby’s breath and I am now in love with these vases. So simple and yet so stunning. I can imagine these on my sunroom – they would be the perfect touch. Thanks for the great ideas on how to use these.

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