Saturday, April 1, 2017

Adorable DIY Vase Your Kids Can Make

Make DIY vase from empty jars and postage stamps for a unique craft your kids will love.


When I was in middle school, I had a pen pal from Bulgaria. This was way before the days of email, and I thought it was so cool to get letters from her that had traveled across the ocean. I especially loved the unique stamps, and even now when my husband sends us postcards from his business trips, I marvel at some of the postage stamp art from around the world. So when this month's Family Dinner Book Club brought us the story of two little girls sending packages from the US to Holland and back, I knew that I needed something that incorporated stamps. And when I found these lovely tulips, our DIY vase project was born.

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This unique DIY vase upcycles things you have at home for a gorgeous craft for kids! Makes a perfect Mother's Day gift too, or a great gift for someone who loves to travel. Love this idea!


Family Dinner Book Club

Family Dinner Book Club is one of my favorite projects. Every month, we share a book with activities & conversation starters from Growing Book by Book, a themed menu from Chef Sarah Elizabeth, and an easy craft from me. This year, we are exploring countries around the world with the books that we showcase.

And we have a fun tool for you to plan your Family Dinner Book Club nights - a free printable planner! Just click the button below to download yours and join along all year long.



This month's book, Boxes for Katje, takes us to post World War II Holland, where a package arrives from the USA with goodies for a little girl named Katje. These packages brighten the life of a little girl in a country deprived from war, and she eventually returns the favor by sending lovely tulip bulbs to her new American friend.

This DIY vase, made from vintage international postage stamps, is the perfect table craft for Boxes for Katje, especially when you fill it with tulips! It's a really fun craft to do with kids of any age and sparks a lot of fun conversation too. Here's how you make it.

DIY Postage Stamp Vase


This craft requires just a few supplies. You'll need:
  • Clean, empty smooth sided jars (peanut butter jars work great)
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brushes
  • Postage Stamps - use any you have leftover, grab some penny stamps from the post office, or you can purchase an assortment of vintage international stamps on Amazon
Set everything out for your kids (I recommend covering your table with paper, my boys got messy with the mod podge) and invite them to choose stamps and glue them to the outside of their jars.


My boys had so much fun looking at all the stamps, and trying to figure out which country and what years they might be from.


When you are finished, apply a second coat of mod podge to the entire jar to seal all the edges and ensure all the stamps are secure. Allow to dry thoroughly, then add your flowers. I suggest tulips in honor of Katje's Holland!


This fun and easy craft makes a gorgeous centerpiece for your Family Dinner Book Club table, or a great gift. Each one is unique and definitely made with love.

More from Family Dinner Book Club

Complete your Family Dinner Book Club experience with a themed menu from Chef Sarah Elizabeth, and conversation starters and service projects from Growing Book by Book.

Be sure to drop by our Facebook page to share photos of your Family Dinner Book Club projects, or tag me @sunnydayfamily on Instagram too!

Be sure to check out our other Family Dinner Book Club crafts for more inspiration!


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2 comments

  1. I love this so much! And I love the idea of using vintage stamps or penny stamps.

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  2. Very cool craft, and those flowers are too pretty to pass up!

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