Make These CUTE Dollar Tree Mother’s Day Photo Vases

Hip2Save may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you via trusted partners and affiliate links in this post. Prices and availability are accurate as of time posted. Read our full disclosure policy here.

Need a pretty Mother’s Day craft idea?

How about making mom a DIY personalized photo vase to display flowers? The best part is, you can pick up almost all of the supplies at the Dollar Tree!

These vases make perfect centerpieces for weddings, graduations, and other festive occasions.

This craft is based on simply using a label or sticker to create a “frame” for your photo after the vase is painted. My Dollar Tree had numerous shapes and options that would work for this project. You can also use a glass jar instead of a vase if desired.

Most of the supplies for these vases can be found at Dollar Tree.

Supplies Needed :


Adhesive stickers form the frame and should be applied prior to painting.

1.) Place a sticker on the outside of the vase where you’d like to display your photo.

Two light coats of spray paint form the perfect finish.

2.) Spray paint the outside of the vase. The key to spray paint is to spray a light coat, let dry, and spray another light coat. (I used Rustoleum spray paint in copper rose and robin’s egg blue.)

Very gently peel the stickers from the glass, careful to not scratch the paint.

3.) Once completely dry, remove the stickers. You’ll now have a little frame for photos!

The photographs are the added touch for mom!

4.) Tape your photos to the inside of the vase.

If using silk flowers, remove excess greenery to showcase the blooms.

5.) Arrange flowers inside of the vase. You can use faux flowers or fresh, it’s up to you! If using fresh, protect your photograph by placing your fresh flowers in a small cup with water first, then place inside of the vase.

Hip Tip: If you use faux flowers from Dollar Tree, combine similar colors, trim them down in height, and remove some of the greenery to give them a more trendy look.

These beautiful vases display families and gorgeous, seasonal flowers.

These dollar store vases turned out super cute!

How fun would it be to display these at a Mother’s Day gathering, and then give them as a gift. I think my mom will like the one with all of her grandkids! So fun! You can also use these as an inexpensive centerpiece idea for weddings, showers, graduations, etc. Such a cute and thoughtful gift idea, too!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.

Join The Discussion

Comments 64

  1. Daphne

    So cute and easy!!!

    • Lina D

      Yes and thanks πŸ™‚

  2. Christina


    • Lina D

      THANKS <3

  3. Crystal

    Very cute!!

    • Lina D

      Thanks Crystal!

  4. Amy P


    • Lina D


  5. Maria V

    Love them so cute. Can’t wait to do mine.

    • Lina D

      yay! Thanks πŸ™‚

  6. VaNeSteR

    Does dollar tree also have paint?

    • Lina D

      They may have some craft paints? I haven’t seen any recently in my store. I used paint I had on hand. πŸ™‚

  7. SocialSpinz

    Such a cute, inexpensive idea that I can’t wait to try! I love these dollar store project ideas that you do on here!

    • Lina D

      Hooray! Thanks so much ❀️

  8. JA

    Those are impressive!

    • Lina D


  9. jen-CT

    White would look awesome… but I definitely love the blue!

  10. Kim

    These would be cute for centerpieces for my daughter’s graduation party….paint them in the school colors. Thanks!

    • Lina D

      Yes! Super cute ❀️

  11. LEXY

    Wouldn’t the photo get wet?

    • MekaRTR

      ” If using fresh, protect your photograph by placing your fresh flowers in a small cup with water first, then place inside of the vase”

    • JD

      You could laminate the photo so it would be waterproof 😊

  12. babymair

    Thx Lina,my two boys can’t wait to make these for me. . You think of the best ideas .keep up the good work and God bless..

    • Lina D

      That’s so sweet! Thanks and enjoy πŸ˜‰

  13. cherice

    So neat!!!

  14. Luv2Jayz


    • Lina D


  15. yomac

    Cute!!!!!These would be perfect for a wedding also!

    • Lina D

      Yes! So fun. πŸ‘

  16. Mendy

    Made one already. If you want it so you can put live flowers, cut the photo in the shape of the sticker you are gonna use and glue on the outside.

  17. Diana

    So cute! Love them πŸ™‚

  18. apwade21

    Love this!

    • Lina D

      Thanks so much 😊

  19. julie

    Great idea! I’m excited to do them!

    • Lina D

      Thanks Julie!

  20. Kaci

    Isn’t it hard to peel the sticker back off once you’ve stuck it to the vase?

    • Lina D

      No it wasn’t hard in this case. Not a permanent type sticker. Hope that helps.

  21. ds

    Soo cute!!

    • Lina D

      Thanks so much ❀️

  22. suazie

    These are such fun ideas! I love your Dollar Tree ideas, esp this one. So cute and easy. Finally, a craft project i might actually not mess up! πŸ˜‰

    • Lina D

      Oh fun! Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ˜„

  23. frances

    so cute and thrifty!!! I love all your posts from recipes to crafts….thanks Lina

    • Lina D

      Thanks so much Frances!

  24. Jill

    So cute I’m going to do that for my mom thanks

  25. Dee

    Thank you! What spray paint was used?

  26. Misty

    Lovey idea!

  27. Sierra Bee

    This is so cute, thanks Lina!!!

    • Lina D

      You’re so welcome!

  28. sue

    I like the idea but would pick different colors.

    • Lina D

      Sure! Go for it! πŸ‘

  29. Marcy_43

    Lina!! I love your DIY’s!!

    • Lina D

      THANKS ❀️

  30. Sarah

    Wait a minute! I can order things from the Dollar Store online?! When did this happen? Have I been living in a cave, or what?

    • Rochelle

      Yes, but I don’t think it was mentioned that you have to buy items in lots of 10 or 15.

  31. Patricia Dooley

    Above order was given on the Today Show Jill’s Steals and Deals on 3/29/18.Item number was MNP88911-BLU.

  32. Tina

    Doing this for my daughter graduation party..

  33. Jen~Jen

    What an awesome idea!😍😍😍

  34. BR

    Vow.. love the idea.

  35. Nina


    • Lina D

      Thanks Nina!

  36. JES

    Such a cute idea, could adapt for so many different occasions. Would be cute for anniversary party for parents or grandparents.

  37. smtblnd

    Great idea

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

It's not your Grandma's coupon site!

Sign up for a Hip2Save account (it's free) to access all of the awesome features!

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot Password

Don't have an account? Register

Become a Hip2Save Insider

Don't Miss Out! Join our large community of insiders - it's totally free! Once you join, you'll be able to save & share your favorite deals, rate posts and recipes and add items to your HipList and Cookbook! What are ya waiting for?!

Already have an account? Login

Thank you for rating!

Would you also like to leave us a comment?