DIY {hairpin vase}

UPDATE: Contest is now over, Emily’s is the last counting comment.

Contest Winner is: Carly Shoemaker – “Those pins are just wonderful, and so is the vase. I am always saving jars! On a spring evening I like to sit by the fire pit in our yard with my husband.”

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Okay, here is the easiest craft ever….just in time for Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Weeks!

Supplies: Glass jar, cute hair pin (get mine here), hot glue, Goo Be Gone

I think an old mason jar…the kind with the blue/green tint…would be awesome for this.

Step 1: Remove any labels or sticky stuff on the jar

Step 2: Hot glue hair pin to the jar…use scissors to hold pin open while glue dries. Hot glue will easily peel off the jar and hair pin at a later date.

(Try to find a jar that is similar in curve to your hair pin)

Ta da….a cute little vase to customize a billion ways.

For instance: Stick a leaf in the pin. Let the pin hold a small photograph.

Create a little gift tag and give it to your mom or your child’s teacher.

For business owners, slip a business card in.

You could do a ton of different things with this very basic idea. My hair pins are from a reader’s etsy store, Stella Bella Boutique.

Stella Bella Boutique is going to help you start your project…or you could just enjoy the hair pins the normal way – in your hair!

Giveaway Details:

Prize is a $25.00 credit to Stella Bella Boutique

One winner, chosen at random

Contest ends Friday, April 30th 8:30pm

To enter: In the comment section tell me something you enjoy on spring evenings!

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  • Jill R - Love these hair pins! Once spring arrives I love that the longer days and warmer temperatures give us a chance to take walks after dinner.

  • Katie - I love to sit on my porch in a rocking chair and listen to either all the insects or a spring rain. This is a really cute craft!

  • Anna - The wonderful scent of blooming lilacs drifting through the air. Can’t beat that on a spring evening!

  • Hollie - I enjoy roasting marshmallows with my kids around our chiminea! What a great idea, I will be making this.

  • kaki - love to enjoy the extra daylight and watching things turn green – and the promise of summer!

  • Molly - i love laying in a hammock and enjoying the cool nights before it gets too hot here….i live in fl :-)

  • annie - This IS a darling idea. Let’s see – after the kids are in bed, my husband and I once and a while get a chance to get on our woobies (sweaters) and sit on the deck with a glass of wine – sometimes we talk, sometimes we don’t, but smelling the flowering trees, the breeze and watching the sun go down just makes for a peaceful night.

  • danielle - i love this craft…so easy and clever! I can’t wait for the spring nights when it gets a little warmer, kids are in bed and my husband and I can enjoy a nice cocktail on our deck!! so relaxing!!

  • MGF - The smell of steak on the grill

  • Anna Marie - Hmmm…I’d say either planting flowers and landscaping or just plain ol’ relaxin’. Cute idea btw!

  • Grace - I love sports, so spring time means watching the Chicago Cubs with a cold lemon iced tea and a grilled burger!

    and cute and easy craft! a must do!

  • Meredith - I love sitting on the back deck with a glass of wine and a child playing at my feet, coloring her heart out with chalk.

  • haley - I love the smell of flowers in our garden!

  • Haylee - I love how creative you are!!! This is so perfect! And what a great Etsy store too!

  • Mandy B - Kids so dirty that I can’t even let them come in the house without hosing them down first.

  • karen davis - I just love laying outside and smelling that fresh crisp air… there’s something about the way that spring smells that makes my nose so happy!

  • amanda torres - Simple walks with the family after dinner.

  • Christy - What an awesome idea! I love it! I just bought a ton of mason jars for cheap.
    Stella Bella’s jewelry is to die for!

  • Megan - the smell of the grill and knowing you dont have to be anywhere else but home with the ones you love.

  • kristi - I enjoy going for walks by the river with my kids!

  • anne c - eating dinner on the front porch with my husband while watching all of the kids on our street play and run through our yard! :)

  • Christina S - I love sitting out on the back porch – watching the kids chase fireflies

  • Jeannette Swan - Just being outside with the kids before it gets too hot – I’m not a good outside person when it is hot! I enjoy watering the flowers too.

  • Niki - Watching cows eat green, green grass.

  • Andrea - such a DARLING idea!!! I like to sit on the porch swing with my hubby, listening to the nights sounds. We also like to take walks down to the river as a family. Hubby skips stones on the surface and our three little blessings try to follow suit :)

  • Mandy - I just love sitting out on our deck and enjoying it all

  • Robin - I enjoy sitting on a chaise lounge on the front porch after a long day at the office, watching the hubby finish up lawn work and the puppy rambunctiously exploring the outdoors <3

  • Ruthy T. - I’ve been doing this for Spring ’10 evenings after work and dinner. I’ve been taking my 2 yr old to the pet shop so that she can touch the bunnies and puppies. Yes I will drive 15 minutes out-of-our-way just to see total happiness in her face. (Well we live in a City)

  • Andrea - Such a DARLING idea!! I love sitting on the porch swing with my hubby listening to the night sounds. We also like to take family walks down to the river. Hubby skips stones on the surface and our 3 girls try to follow suit :)

  • Melissa - Being able to work in the garden while it’s still light outside!

  • Sarah - I love being able to be active after work in the Spring. We like to go hit golf balls or run on Riverside…ah bliss

  • Kirsten - I love that it stays lighter later in the Spring. I love having friends over to linger after dinner while the kids play in the backyard.

  • Alisa - Taking a walk with the hubby & the 2 kiddos.

  • Courtney - I love spring rain.

  • Julie - Yay! I can’t wait to do this craft. Just got some old jars from my mom and I wasn’t sure what to do with them…I know now! My favorite things to do are sit on the trampoline while the kids jump around me (I’m 7 months preg so no jumping for me, yet)and watering plants with my daughter as she uses the same watering can that I used as a little girl with my grandma.

  • Rosie - I love opening the windows and cuddling up with a quilt on the couch – the evening breeze is lovely in the spring, and just cool enough to be super-comfy under the blanket!

  • Susan - We love playing frisbee in the yard, freshly cut grass, & watching my kids ride bikes!

  • karen brown - walks around the block with the kids and hubby, the smell of dinner on the grill, my yard beginning to bloom!
    love this idea for teacher appreciation. i am the room mom so i’ll be all over this!

  • Kristina - I enjoy taking walks with my family, the cool breeze, and we have planted a garden this year. We’re enjoying taking care of it! I love everything in Stella Bella Boutique…hope I win =)

  • jessibee08 - i love going for walks with the family right before or after dinner! I also love snipping fresh flowers from the garden to enjoy!!! This craft is PERFECT for putting some of those flowers in a jar and decorating! Thanks for a great idea once again.

  • Jessica - I enjoy going for runs with my husband and grilling out with friends.

  • Mary A - I love opening the front window and back door and getting a nice spring breeze! It just fills the house with fresh air.

  • Jen - PICK ME!! that vase is darling!

  • Deanna - I like to go for a walk, just as the sun is going down…the colors in the sky are amazing.

  • Sara - After working in an office all day I love to be outside. I love to walk around the yard and take pictures. I love to get my hands dirty in the flower beds. I love to breathe that fresh air.

  • Andy - playing outside with my son.
    after being stuck inside for winter spring evening are wonderful playtime

  • LaurenS - my husband and i enjoy going on walks around our neighborhood!

  • Jamie - I enjoy going outside after supper and letting the kids play/swing until dark; we all love the smell of the fresh-cut grass.

  • Heather - I was just thinking of this yesterday. It was a beautiful evening and we biked to the park.. as I sat there watching my kids I thought to myself.. this is it! This is what I love! I wouldn’t trade it for the world… being outside enjoying laughter and love in the warm sunshine.

  • Gevay - I love the longer days and the last trace of cool in the evenings before it gets blazing hot and sticky humid-ahhh! South Florida!

  • Carol - Sitting on the deck watching the hummingbirds while smelling the food on the grill being smoked.

  • kribss - all the pretty colors that start popping up after a long white, sometimes ugly grey, winter.

  • Kara - On spring nights, I love to go for walks! Its the main reason I hate winters.

  • rachel thomas - i love watching the phillies!

  • sarah - Sitting on my porch and drinking margaritas with my husband!

  • Ellen - I love walking through my gardens every evening and finding new growth in my vegetables and plants-I am filled with wonder at the daily growth of my garden.

  • Lesley - So simple and cute!! Love that. On spring evenings (on the weekends) I love to sit out on a bank and fish with the fam.

  • Megan H - Spring in the mountains means Mud season. Melting snow, lots of mud, and the first sights of the ground…makes me so excited for Summer!

  • Rachel C - On spring evenings, when the sun is almost completely down, I love driving with all of the windows down, singing at the top of my lungs to the radio.

  • angie - I LOVE these pins, and I love my friend rach for designing them.. also really, really LOVE your blog..
    on a spring evening, i would sit out in my backyard with my hubby sitting next to a campfire drinkin sweet tea!

  • joeyhoffman - SUPER CUTE! Love this idea for my brother’s wedding center pieces…with pics of him and his wife-to-be! THX :)

  • stacey B - Oh spring is my FAVORITE time of year. And there is nothing better than spending a spring evening on my front porch watching the birds and squirrels or reading a good book while sipping on a cup of tea. Mmmmmmm:)

  • Michael and Joe Joe - We love the sunshine! To be able to sit outside and watch the sun go down slowly with a glass of tea in hand is a great way to spend the evening.

  • Robyn Farmer - I love sitting in the backyard with my husband under the outdoor lights that are hung in our pecan tree.

  • Kara P - Watching movies outside!

  • Ashley C - on spring evenings I enjoy the softness of the cool breeze on my bare legs, the cuddle of my lightest seater upon my shoulders, and the wafting smell of lilacs filling each breath…

  • Casey - I enjoy evenings spent with my two favorite boys! Outside digging in the dirt or walking around the neighborhood while my son picks wild flowers and says “a flower for my favorite momma”

  • Ashley C. - What a snazzy idea! I’ll definitely have to do that!

    Oh my! Spring afternoons! I love them! I mostly just love sitting on the porch or out in the yard enjoying God’s amazing creation!!

  • robyn - Working in my garden and watching it grow. Enjoying whatever is blooming.

  • rachel denbow - Such a great idea, Ashley! We love to swing on our new tree swing and chase birds out of our garden! ;) Thanks for your e-mail.

  • Leslie M - I love sitting outside and smelling fresh cut grass and listening to all of the insects making their music. ;)

  • Marbeth - I love to sit on my porch swing, observe the new life blooming, and visit with neighbors.

  • Shanalea Atchison - you could even put a gift card to starbucks for wonderful teachers :) I love grilling outside and eating on the patio on spring evenings.

  • heidi - i love sitting on our back porch sourounded by all things springy!

  • Callie B - We enjoy pulling the boys in the wagon through the neighborhood. They’re always on the lookout for squirels, rabbits, and bugs of course!

  • Jacqueline Burvill - What darling hairpins!

    Hmmm my favorite thing to do is sit outside with a fire blazing in the firepit.

  • Kelly K. - I enjoy the longer days. We are slowly getting into our summer routine of staying outside until the sun goes down and eating supper once darkness falls.

  • Sarah - Lately, when the evenings have been warm, we’ve been eating outside on the deck. My two year old calls it, “having a picnic.” Gets me excited for those warm summer nights that lie ahead!

  • Tracy - I enjoy going for walks on our trail and listening to the frogs!! Great idea!!!

  • Jenna - i love rachel’s jewelry!! on a spring afternoon, i love to take my camera and go find things to take pictures of! :)

  • colleen - Entertaining outside. i have a small backyard but great for entertaining and easy to make pretty on the fly – The only thing that makes eatting outside better is more people! I LOVE that owl hairpin! precious!

  • Kelly - Seriously cute! Funny thing is we were talking about giving my kids teachers flowers from our yard and were going to use mason jars as vases. This kicks up the cuteness a few notches for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  • Carly B - I love eating outside in the spring…(and basically anytime it is warm enought to do it) I love Stella Bella Botique! :)

  • emmylou - I am definitely doing this for teacher appreciation week! It would also be great for May Day! Thanks! : )

  • Dena - snuggled reading w/ my kiddos. in my vision they’re getting along …….in real life not likely for more than 2 minutes ;)

  • Shauna - I enjoy going to beach, and playing with my kids.

  • Katie - Such a fun idea!! I really love it with the leaves in the hairpin.

    On spring evenings I love playing outside with my little girl. Nothing is better!

  • Anna Joy - I love this store! And thank you for the coolest DIY ever!

    My favorite thing for spring (and summer) evenings, is staying outside talking with friends and family after eating a huge bbq dinner. YUM.

  • denise. - love this idea, so simple. i love spring in the nw, the hub & i will grab our coffee cups and head down under blossoming cherry trees, to the path that leads to the beach and just enjoy the sunset. happy wednesday all :)

  • Karen - Lately the best thing has been teaching my 2 year old to fly a kite!

  • Teresa - What beautiful things she sells! Thanks for the cute DIY :)

    I love to spend spring/summer evenings outdoors preferably around a fire.

  • va - The best thing is talking a walk to a park and or going to a cafe and sitting outdoors .

    is your giveaway open to everybody / thank you
    tumblemumbo/at/gmail/dot/com

  • Kathleen - goodness that’s a cute idea. Thanks for the diy and thanks to Stella Bella for the give-away!

  • Sarah - Taking the pup for a walk at dusk and watching the sun set over the ocean. heaven.

  • sarah b in VA - one of my very favorite things to do on spring evenings is take our supper out to a picnic table in our beautiful yard. :)

  • Meg - I love the smell of the grills going in the neighborhood when I come home from work.

  • christina larsen - I love to just be with my family, either inside or out in the spring.

  • Nicole - I love feeding the baby ducks with my two-year-old at a pond by our house. We even buy an extra loaf or two of cheap bread every week!

  • nikki - the boutique is darling! I wish I had found this place before spending double on similar earrings at anthropologie!

  • Christin - Sitting with a glass of tea watching my boys ride their bike. I wish it was spring all year round!

  • lindsey - i love bonfires on spring evenings!

  • Melanie - These are a few of my favorite things… first game of Crocet in the back yard with the family while drinking Brazilian lemonade.

  • Jenny - I love taking my little girl outside after dinner and watering the flowers. Sometimes we talk daddy into taking a walk when we are done, makes those stressful evening hours so sweet and lovely!

  • the inadvertent farmer - Gardening and sex…not necessarily in that order.

  • Monica - so cute!
    I love a good spring storm in the evening.

  • Heidi - I live in China teaching English to university students so there is always something going on. In the evenings they all dance outside. A huge group dance party. I end up teaching them crazy American dances.

  • Colleen C - One word: grill! We love using our grill as often as possible during the spring & summer. I also love this project!

  • Michele V. - I love the longer daylight hours and the chance to ride my bike or take a walk in the late evening.

  • Ali Richardson - sitting on the front patio with my husband while watching my 2 little ones play in the yard. It’s the best!

  • denise. - oooh btw, just ordered from rachel :) im craaaazy about those mum earrings!!

  • The Laady of the House - I love! watching my boy play on his swingset. Sipping some ice water (with lemon :) and holding my little tiny one – while I watch my husband in the garden… {sign} simply divine.

  • Kelsey - I love sitting on the back porch watching the lightning bugs!

  • Tracey - Love it! Easy to make! =)

  • Elissa - her things are beautiful! thanks for a chance to win. spring evenings are still pretty cold around here, but do so enjoy the light staying around longer to hang out and read with my boys after baby girl has gone to bed.

  • Melissa W - We’re in Utah, when we get nice and warm spring evenings, I love to go sit on the back patio with my husband and let the kids run around outside. We’re just getting some waiting-for-spring fever out of our systems after being so cooped up inside! :)

  • Yanet - What a sweet idea. I am definitely doing this for Teachers’ Day coming up next week. Thank you very much for the great idea.

  • Noelle - What a great idea! Can’t wait to make my own! On spring evenings I love spending time outside. Savoring the last drop of sunshine and then heading in to put the kids in bed.

  • MelissaM - Outside! Outside! Outside! We love to picnic outside (usually a dinner from the grill hubby gets to prepare) and then watch my 2 yr play in the sand box or we play fetch with our dog, Charlie Brown. My husband either plays with my daughter or will be gardening in our new box garden you inspired us to build in the backyard! Hopefully the garden work in the spring, will bring fruitful results in the summer so we can enjoy tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, lettuce, and squash!

  • Jodi - Sitting on our back deck, watching the kids play, enjoying a glass of wine, and grilling. I will cherish these springtime memories forever. I know you say this is an easy tutorial. But it’s simply stunning. Amazing. I am totally doing it. If you don’t mind, can I link up when I am done?

  • keely - I love that my boys can run around the in the back yard with their daddy while I get the kitchen cleaned up! I sometimes join them, but I’m deathly afraid of frogs. I know, I know…

  • Katie - Anything, as long as it’s OUTSIDE! Yard work, playing baseball with the boys, or just eating dinner. Every thing is better outside in spring.

  • Callie - Nice long walks where we can enjoy the sounds and scents of spring! Love your blog and all the great ideas!!

  • Kara - Porch nights!! Nothing better than sitting on the back porch, grilling with great friends or family watching the kids play. And then later after the kids go to bed sitting with a glass of wine and the fire pit with your sweetie or best girl friend, talking or just enjoying the sounds of spring! My favorite!!!

  • Chelsea - sitting on our front deck with a cup of chai tea and a good book

  • katelyne - on spring evenings i love to sit in the living room with the door open and listen to the thunder and rain. i love the nice warm breeze that spring brings when it rains….it is so relaxing to listen to!

  • Ashley A - So cute!! On spring evenings I love to sit on the deck with a glass of wine or on the patio around the fire pit with friends and family!

  • Mim - I love sitting on my porch swing with the sun on my back and a good book in my lap.

  • Crystal - I enjoy walking around in the yard and checking the flowers for new blooms!

  • Kara - ON spring evenings I love sitting out back with our neighbors and watching the kids play!

  • Laurie - I love the sound of the frogs in the spring. Great craft idea. :)

  • kristi - i LOVE good conversation, with the doors/windows open, and the breeze coming through the house. nothing beats being with the people you love.

  • jenn - Bike riding with my girls and husband after dinner!

  • Emily - I love watering the garden as the sun is setting and the spring evening sky is pink and purple. So serene!

  • Christian T - Going to the park with my son!

  • Jaclyn - I love to go on walks after dinner or I especially love that it is still light enough to go outside and read a book after all the kids have gone to bed!

  • Kirsten - taking our 6yo for a bike ride around the block, or for a quick trip to the park.

  • Lauren - walking around our sleepy little town with my husband and dog. love this project!

  • Racheal - i am living in florence, italy this year and I love walking through the streets and watching all of the beautiful culture and people interact!

  • ae - Walking on the beach! Loving how everything’s finally green outside.

  • sarah - I just love having the windows open in the evening. Summer here is too hot for open windows and it’s truly one of my favorite things is having all the windows flung open wide. This store is so great!

  • Ingrid - I love to pop out for walk along the beach, it is so quiet and peaceful at that time of year

  • Mallory - I have been looking for quite a long time for a vase that looks nice on my kitchen table. I want to do this! One thing I love to do on spring evenings is sit on my porch and watch the ducks swim around in the lake behind my house.

  • Allison - Since moving to our new house, we have been enjoying watching the cows and horses in the pasture behind, while the boys play, as the sunset! Beautiful sights, sounds, and smells!! ;-)

  • Lindy - I love having wrestling matches with my dogs and husband in the backyard right after it has been mowed.

  • Donna - I enjoy having dessert outside with my family, usually popsicles. Lots of play time, followed by a big bubble bath for my kids!

  • Teresa - We are soon to move into our new house and I look forward to watching the children run around and enjoy their own back yard. We have been living with grandma and grandpa while we searched for our “perfect” house to call HOME.

  • jody - As everyone has said, sitting outside at night, listening to birds settle in, drinking some vino & relaxing……

  • Kristina H. - laying in my hammock listening to the evening sounds of spring….birds, crickets, frogs, etc.

  • beth - I love cooking out and camp fires with friends!

  • paige rodriguez - popsicles outside!!! LOVE THE PINS! I’m going to order some!

  • Chelsea - I love to grill out and then eat our dinner right there on the back porch! We did that for the first time this season last night, in fact! :)

  • monique - I love taking walks in the warm night air – so relaxing.

  • monique - I love taking walks in the warm night air – so relaxing.

  • Holly - I love long walks after dinner and sonic desserts :)

  • amber fischer - Opening the windows in the house and letting the evening breeze come in while I read a good book.

  • Faith - Cycling with my hubby.

  • Randi Cariella - drinking sun tea on the porch.

  • Ambrosia - I absolutely LOVE watching two of my three boys play ball! Oldest is in coach pitch, middle son is in t-ball. I love wearing my “mom” jersey and cheering them on!!!

  • Juliann Brenner - I enjoy the smell of the lilac bushes outside while I sit quietly after the kiddos are all in bed….

  • lydia - Jumping on the trampoline with the kids.
    Late evenings in the garden.
    Rocking chairs on the front porch and a glass of orangina.

  • Sarah - I enjoy an after dinner walk around the block with the kids…and the many MANY dandelion bouquets they present me with each day. ;)

  • Ashley Hinson - Such a great and simplistic idea!! I’ve got over 20 jars left over from my recent wedding – thanks so much for being so resourceful and creative. Love your blog :)

  • Nicole - An evening visit to our local park is my favorite Spring time activity. Often our family is the only one there and I love hearing my daughter’s shrieks of laughter as my husband spins her around on the tire swing.

    P.S. My daughter’s teacher is going to get a hairpin vase from us. So cute.

  • Jessica - I enjoy making sweet tea and watching the dogs play in the yard while the sun sets!

  • Rachel - Fabulous idea and giveaway!

    I love to FINALLY eat outside on Spring evenings. Its even better if we have friends over and linger at the table afterwards.

  • Arielle - I love eating dinner outside on spring evenings. The birds, the sunshine that stays around later, it’s all so great!

  • Brooke - My pregnant self enjoys a NAP on spring evenings, but usually I enjoy a nice cold lemonade and a walk with my husband and the dogs outside. Love this weather!!

  • Anna H - I love late night picnics! Yay! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Becca G - I love the simplicity of this project. I think I will do these for girlfriend’s birthdays! I love having the windows open on spring evenings smelling the lilac bushes and the lilies of the valley.

  • Holly - That is such a fantastic idea!! What do I love on spring evenings? Some frozen yogurt + the Wednesday farmer’s market in town.

  • Candy Foster - Cute stuff! On spring evenings, I like to hang out in our garden, push the kids on the swing, and cook hotdogs and smores on the back deck :)

  • Heidi - Such a cute idea!!!
    And I love spring evenings. Tonight, my hubby and I are going out for banana splits. Who knows if we’ll stop for dinner afterwards or not! :)

  • charity palmer - I am a big fan of laying in a hammock and reading a quality book. and what a cute idea!

  • Raechel - I love taking long walks with my husband and kids until it gets too dark and we have to head home

  • Lisa Johnson - I enjoy gardening! Speaking of, I saw your future garden in the Lovelies Link- amazing! I can totally see this in your backyard. Do it! I know you can! I have no doubt that you will!

  • Mary - Playing with my girls and their sweet neighborhood friends…and of course chatting with all the other moms.

  • Mia - Taking the kids on a walk after dinner. If they’re lucky (and good) we might walk the extra mile and spring for ice cream at a local spot.

  • Heather - i love sitting on the patio watching the kids swing. sweet and simple, just as spring should be.

    love this craft!! it’s just in time for teacher appreciation week at our school. thanks for sharing!

  • allison - Thanks for another fun tutorial!
    My favorite thing to do on a spring evening is to enjoy a delicious bowl of ice cream.

  • Brittany - I love laying out side just as the sun is going down and drinking in the air!

  • Emily - I love how the sun stays out later and the hint of summer is on its way. I love iced tea with mint and I love fresh flowers!

  • Megan - I enjoy listening to the sounds of my husband mowing :)

  • Reidunn - I love how every spring evening has daylight a little longer, and how that makes you enjoy being outside

  • Kat - On spring evenings, I love still being able to see the sun! It is greatly missed in the winter.

  • whitney freeman - great idea!! I love to take our dogs out for a walk and just mingle with the neighbors!

  • Carly Shoemaker - Those pins are just wonderful, and so is the vase. I am always saving jars!

    On a spring evening I like to sit by the fire pit in our yard with my husband.

  • Savannah - I enjoy taking a walk with my husband!

  • Suzanne - The smell of fresh cut grass!

  • robyn - the dirty tub at bed time… which means that the boys played hard outside all day! my favorite part of spring :)

  • valerie - Love having the windows open as I wind day for the day…smelling the flowers wafting in and the sound of the kids playing as hard as they can before they need to go in!

  • Jasie - i LOVE this idea! i can’t wait to do it! this weekend i’m going to string lights on my back porch, light up the chiminea, clean up the table, wrap up in a blanket and relax with a glass of wine. i want to get out there while it’s still cool, before the mosquitoes take over this summer!

  • Julie J - I love taking a drive with the windows down when it is in the sixties. I love the cool crisp air of spring.

  • Erin - playing bocce ball in the backyard.

  • nori - i love the sunsets!

  • Beethany - Swinging in the hammock in the back yard with my hubby after the girls are in bed.

  • Kristine - I love taking a walk after it rains. There’s just something about that smell. :)

  • laura a - i love the yard after it’s freshly mowed, bike rides at dusk, and how light it stays in the summer.

  • Amy W - These are all so cute! I love being able to spend all day outside with my little girl. The weather is perfect and the flowers are gorgeous!

  • Tara - I love watching my girls chase bubbles:)

  • Laura L - I love drinking Chai tea and reading the newspaper.

  • Sarah - I love taking long walks outside!

  • patti - i love sitting in the backyard with my family and having a BBQ.

  • Alyssa - I love getting out in the fresh air and sunshine with my little boy and husband!

  • Jess - I love grilling in the evening, listening to the fountain off of our deck and staring out at all of the cherry blossoms. It’s perfect!

  • Michelle Gray - I love sitting outside on spring evenings enjoying the cool breeze! We only get a short time where the weather is like this in Houston!

  • Danielle Townsend - Oh man, I love this! Spring, spring… here in Reno, NV it’s still snowing. :( BUT, when it isn’t snowing and it’s lovely, I really enjoy opening the windows and taking a nap on the couch with the breeze blowing on me.

  • Jill - Wow- I love her shop!
    I enjoy planting flowers with a little bit of help from my girls (when they take a break from playing).

  • Sarah - Bike rides are the best on spring evenings. Lovely weather, and everything just looks so pretty.

  • Beth - Love the vase…and the hair pins! My favorite thing to do on a spring evening is go to the park for a picnic with my husband and our dog. We bring a blanket and relax until dark. It’s so nice!

  • Karla - I love just grabbing a book and reading on the couch, with the breeze blowing in the windows. Smells so good! :)

  • Zoë - Watering the vegetable plot with the children and discussing how much each plant has grown (since the morning!)

  • rachel - walks outside with my baby girl :)

  • Amy - I love cooking dinner with the back door open while the kids run in and out…

  • Elisa B. - On spring evenings I love cooking with the windows open and my music on, then falling asleep with the windows open under my toasty down comforter. Beautiful project!

  • jessica h - I am really diggin’ this DIY project! easy enough for me and oh-so-cute! ….I can’t think of anything else to do on spring evenings except my favorite pasttime: enjoying my kids (cuddles for the littles & letting the big ones run & play) while relaxing with hubby in the hammock or on the porch outside as the sun sets and the stars appear! ahhhhhhhhhh

  • Evie Houston - I love taking a walk after dinner and getting a sno cone! Perfect!

  • Shawna - Love this idea! I like that the kids can just be outside and run around and play and have fun together.

  • ashlee - i enjoy sitting on my porch without having to wear bug spray:)

  • evie s. - Cute idea, love it! I really enjoy evening walks or drives. Getting some ice cream really makes it even better!

  • Vicki - I love that no matter how warm the day, you always need to put a sweater on in the evening because of the chill, I love that you can smell the earth after it rains, I love that our neighbors linger in their yards and we chat across the fence, I love the color of green that only spring can produce….I….heart….SPRING!!

    Thanks so much for this lovely give away…such a treat!!!

  • kristen - yay! love these! grilling…always.

  • Lizbeth - My favorite part of a spring evening would be to sit outside on the hammock and watch my 2 girls play on the swings!
    I am a new reader and just love reading your blog!!

  • Christina G - On spring nights, I love to sit on the front porch swing with the kiddos and eat ice cream or popsicles and take photos of those silly, sticky faces!

  • Amanda - A walk through our neighborhood with my two girls, dog and husband. I love getting ideas for our yard. My poor husband just laughs when he sees that “look” in my eye when I find our next project!

  • Alison - Corona & lime, the adirondack chair on the back patio…

  • Rachel - I enjoy going on a walk with my kiddos and dog just as the sun is setting…so beautiful!

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - I LOVE the first star on a spring evening!

  • cally - you’re awesome. I love this.

    I love riding bikes around the neighborhood, when everyone’s home and finished dinner, or grilling, or mowing, or sipping tea on their porches. At least I think it’s tea.

  • Kaylin - On a spring evening I love going for walks with my husband and my little man. We watch him collect sticks and get excited when he spots a dog being walked! It’s the perfect end to a day:)

  • Angela - A walk around the neighborhood.

  • darcy - a friend just introduced me to your blog—oh how i already love it! can’t wait to spend more time looking–

    the best part of spring– finally able to run outside after a long winter–the bonus is smelling fresh cut grass and lilac trees . . . one of life’s simple pleasures

  • Amber - Roasting marshmellows on the deck with the kids. Smelling the fresh mown grass.

  • Emily - Such a cute idea I am going to have to try this one.

  • Angela Koobs - My favorite thing to do on spring evenings is meander through our gardens, pulling weeds, digging around the dirt and checking on all the little sprouts popping up – so much hope and promise. It’s such a great way to end the day! Thanks for the DIY – love, love such a sweet and simple gift idea. We will definitely be doing this one! And keeping my fingers crossed for the giveaway – I’m pretty sure I was drooling looking through the shop :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Andrea - We live in an apartment so I enjoy taking my kids to the park on Spring evenings :)

  • Lyndee - Sitting outside :)

  • Allison Waken - Lots of playing outside! I love sitting on the porch, or playing in the street with the boys.

  • Brandi - I love working in my garden with my kids. They love to dig in the dirt. :)

  • Beth H. - I’m so glad I found your blog today! What a simple but so cute idea! Our favorite thing around here on spring evenings is a nice walk along the river, or just sitting after the little man is asleep and enjoying being able to do nothing but sit :]

  • katie - Love the hairpin idea! I’m always saving glass jars. A favorite activity for a spring evening is dropping helicopter seeds from the bridge over a creek near our house.

  • Nikki - On spring evenings I love taking a stroll through my gardens to see what is peeping up through the earth … it can change daily!!

  • Brittany - I love walking with my two best friends (the dog and the boy) down by the river and then all three of us falling asleep with the window open listening to the frogs and the rain…

  • Michelle Berman - My hubby and I love to go to Hansens Sno-Blitz. It is a yummy snoball shop that has been run by the same family for 71 years. There are a ton of delish flavors and it cools you right down on a steamy spring evening in NOLA. :) They are very much like the “snow” ones in Hawaii!

  • Christina - I enjoy sippin wine on my fire escape on spring evenings. love those clips

  • Ang - Eating a light salad outside with my best friend.

  • Lindsay - Actually being able to go on a run while it’s still light out after work is the most amazing feeling. I love Spring!

  • Cindy - Great DIY… are you using this for teacher appreciation? I love to play with my kids on amazing oklahoma spring nights!!! Best time of the year.

  • Sarah Marie Long - I love being able to watch the stars at night.

  • emily anderson - i don’t need to win this, but i just wanted to say that i’m so doing this for caedmon’s teachers…thanks for the fabulous idea!
    em

  • Rachel - I love this DIY project!! I might not always use my vase for flowers but for candles too. What a great idea. Really, I think I’ll be making these for part of my mother’s day week fun. Thanks!

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  • judy - i think this isea is just cozy, maybe i can get down south before too long and get some sun and things will be better. our iced down drinks and the sun seting is a great way to go. hubby lost his job yesterday. won’t happen for a long time.

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  • kristen - hiya!! saw this and loved it! even made my own. :) thank you!!

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  • Tina - Waiting for the first flicker of fireflys

  • Nana Jane - On a spring evening – love that it stays lighter and that I can sit on my deck and dream about what I will plant in my garden this spring

  • LOO - This is an excellent, simple idea. Why didn’t I think of that? Thank you. Again.

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  • Paige Lummert - LOVE this jar and LOVE your blog! Soooo many cute ideas and crafts!

  • V. Leiter - I just found you and love this little craft! Thanks for sharing it!
    On a spring evening I love walking with my husband of 37 years and talking about our day.

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