Get Well Soon or Mother’s Day DIY Flower Vase Bottles

I had the most brilliant idea yesterday.  One I was sure would be SO much fun.

“We should go to the State Fair”!  … I told my sister.

She wasn’t quite as excited about the idea as I was, but I remembered all the times I’d taken my kids when they were little, and we’d had so much fun, so she went along with the idea.


It was dollar ride day, so I was excited to ride roller coasters and such with my sister – just like when we were kids.

My sister and I grew up going to big amusement parks every single year.

We loved every ride, and the scarier it was, the more we loved it.

We quickly discovered that things change as you get older…

We rode TWO rides –  only TWO …

… and we both felt like we could throw up, and I had a pounding headache.

So much for my great idea. 🙂

Speaking of not feeling well, a few days ago, I whipped up the easiest “get well soon” gift for my mom.

She had been feeling lousy, with a capital L from her chemo treatment, so while she slept, I made her something I hoped would cheer her up.

Brighten someone's day with flowers in a DIY vintage graphics flower vase -

She had these empty bottles in her craft room, and I thought they’d make perfect little flower vases.

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I searched online and found two antique seed catalog images from the the Smithsonian Libraries.

Antique seed catalog cover to print and frame or use on DIY repurposed flower bottles |

antique seed catalog cover to print and frame or use on DIY repurposed flower bottles |

I printed them at wallet size, so nine images fit on a page.

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I used the Image Transfer on Glass method to apply them onto the bottles.

All of my previous transfers on glass were black and white images, and several people asked if color images work also.  As you can see, they work great!


I picked wild sunflowers growing near her house, so my get well soon gift didn’t cost anything to make.

DIY get well soon gift flower bottles -

I’ll be sharing another project I made using one of these images next week!

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How to repurpose glass bottles into flower vases for DIY handmade gifts -

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Three Old-Fashioned DIY County Fair Projects

  Celebrate the county fair with these three old-fashioned DIY projects - Vaya con Dios,


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  1. This is so adorable, thanks for posting it. I’m gonna try!!!

  2. I know your mom must have loved here pretty vase of flowers! Lovely project!
    The last time my husband and I went on a ride at the state fair (one of those twistery things) I got a concussion…

  3. Margaret Mills says

    So so cute! Sorry the rides weren’t all that great but glad you had time with your sister. Praying for your mom. Have a great weekend, Angie. God bless.

  4. Marlene Stephenson says

    These are really lovely, and i will see if easy lol! I pray your mom is better.

  5. Love the vases Angie. I saved the images and will try my luck at transferring them. Wishing good days for your Mom.
    Audrey Z/

  6. The images are pretty and your vases turned out beautiful, Angie! Wishing your Mom all the best. Hopefully she will feel much better soon.

  7. James Roberson says

    Nice blog, thanks for sharing

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