Simple Washi Tape Vases {Teacher’s Appreciation Gifts}


Teacher’s Appreciation Week is next week at my sons’ elementary school.  I needed a gift that would be special and would make the teachers’ smile. And, I needed a gift that would require very little time to create. As I strode by the recycling bin, I grabbed some jars and had a wild idea.



  • Recycled jars
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Flowers


Are you ready? This is complicated, so pay attention! (You know I’m kidding, right?!)

Wrap washi tape around the jar.


Cut the end with scissors, and grab another roll of tape.


Repeat to your heart’s content.


Add water and flowers.


Present them to your favorite teacher!


I think the teachers’ will love their little vases long after the flowers have wilted.

Mother’s Day is coming up after Teacher Appreciation Week. If you have leftover vases, I’m sure your Mom would appreciate one.



You might also like these Teacher’s Appreciation gifts:

Little Succulent Plant Gift Idea

or a Gift of School Supplies


  1. What a wonderful idea and a great way to use up all the washi tapes I can’t resist buying!

  2. These would also make great May Day gifts for friends/neighbors/relatives! …So quick, easy, and inexpensive!!! THANKS Brittany!!

  3. Your new blog wallpaper and set up, I don’t know what you call these things, are very nice. I wish I would have thought of aqua flaky boards. I remember those days well. We used to make a special lunch for all the teachers in the school. The succulent plants are a great idea. What about a terrarium, a home made one? All the kids would like to see that in a classroom. Doesn’t it kill you how expensive washi tape is? I saw a Pin where you can make your own from wrapping paper. Ann

  4. Adorable. A few of these on your windowsill would look great.

    Also, all washi tape is $1.99 at

  5. I love it! I need to find washi tape somewhere now! I have never used it . . .

  6. Such a great way to recycle and brighten up a vase! Pinned you!

  7. I have never used washi tape, but this project alone has definitely inspired me to do so…Thanks! I’m a new visitor to your site and I cannot wait to look around and see what else you have to share!

  8. So cute and pretty!! Love Washi tape!!

  9. stupid question time, I’ve always wondered how to get the washi to stick, is it a peel and stick or do you have to adhere glue to the back, or put glue on the surface before putting the washi on it… ? thanks. I’m excited to try using it, it looks so fun, creative and pretty.

    • Jeanine, that’s not a stupid question. The washi tape is like colored masking tape. It is self adhesive on one side. It’s not as strong an adhesive as scotch tape, so if you wanted the washi tape to survive washings on these vases, it would be a good idea to coat it with mod podge.

  10. WOW – those look amazing! I have a whole stash of glass jars (but not tape – yet). I can’t wait to do this! I think my daughter would have fun picking out the tape(s) and the pattern…though I’ll probably apply. Thank you for the inspiration!!

    Cary, NC

  11. where do you like to get your washi tape from? what is your favorite place?

  12. Those are just darling!!! And I agree — your teacher’s will love them long after the flowers have wilted …

    :) Linda

  13. Oh wow, these are so pretty! Thanks for the idea!


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