When I saw these vases in a recent Crate & Barrel catalogue…
…they looked like they were wrapped in yarn. Turns out they are actually stoneware, but they got me thinking…I bet I could fancy up a plain ol’ vase by wrapping it in pretty yarn.
So I took a super simple glass vase that had come with flowers Mike had sent me (Aw…)
and some yarn and…
Confession Time: This yarn was supposed to be a blanket. A blanket I was crocheting for Annabelle. I started when I was pregnant (before we even knew the baby in my belly was a sweet little girl) and never finished. I’m not very good at crocheting and only know how to do a basic stich. So I kept dropping and adding stitches which made the edge of my blanket all wonky and wavy. I got frustrated and stopped. Pause to picture me hanging my head in shame.
Ok, now back to the project at hand. First I tied the yarn in a knot at the top of the vase.
Then I just started wrapping the yarn tightly around…and around…and around. I was able to hide the “tail” from the knot I made under the wrapped yarn.
As a wrapped I added lines of glue dots to the vase and pressed the yarn against it. I did this sporadically as I wrapped, just to keep the yarn in place. Here’s a little shot of what the inside of the vase looks like, so you can see the glue dots.
I have to say that while this craft wasn’t at all difficult, it did take a looooong time. I wrapped at night while Mike and I watched TV. Because I was using glue dots I was able to take the occasional break to stretch out my hands and eat ice cream. After two nights of Netflix the vase looked like this…
When I was done wrapping, I tied another knot, on the same side of the vase as the knot at the top.
Next I took some ribbon and again using glue dots, wrapped a piece around the top and the bottom. This gave it a cute border and covered the tiny knots.
Then I took a thinner gold piece of ribbon and wrapped it around the top and tied a little bow.
I had bought some fake flowers at Michael’s to put in the vase when it was done.
So I cut them down until they were a good height for the vase. This is what it looked like all done.
And this is what it looks like in our room on my little vanity.
A cute, cheap and easy way to make a plain ol’ vase go from this…
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