Last year while we were camping, I wanted to make the experience more…pretty. Not that our beautiful scenery left anything to be desired. County Donegal is probably the most awe-inspiring county on the Emerald Isle. Regardless, there were some pretty dandelions and buttercups that the children enjoyed picking, but sadly, they were soon wilting. Here’s how the kids made this pretty, easy flower vase.
Luckily, we had the three things to make a difference in keeping the carefully hand-picked flowers fresh for longer and prettying up our campsite at the same time.
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Supplies needed for this easy flower vase:
- Glass jar or vase
- Window markers
How to make an easy flower vase:
Gather your supplies (for more ways to use window markers on vacation or while at home look here and here).
The sun was out at this point, so the kids decorated their jar at the table while Phil cooked dinner. The kids used a glass jar with flat sides (sort of like a rectangular shaped-jar that had previously contained some mango chutney).
Tristan and Kallista each thought hard about what they wanted to draw on the vase. Since we only had one empty jar with us, they each drew on the same jar – that’s where having flat sides with separating corners can come in handy. Now they each had the same area space to use and there wouldn’t be any disagreements about who was moving into the other’s area.
On his side, Tristan drew Mt. Errigal; one of the places we visited during our camping trip.
And on her side, Kallista drew like the ones around her.
Then Kallista wandered off around our campsite and found the perfect dandelion with the longest stem for their flower vase. She was very proud of their artistic creation!
The flower in it’s bespoke vase sat proudly on our table until the end of our vacation, with the flower being refreshed when needed. When it was time to pack up and come home, the kids wanted to bring it home with us, but it was getting a bit smudged by then….but since we have a supply of empty glass jars under the sink, they can make another vase at any time.
I’m thinking this would be an easy and lovely gift for the neighbours during the spring and summer when our flowers are in bloom. Since we already have the supplies on hand, it won’t cost us anything, and it will certainly brighten the day for others!