With Fall right around the corner, I'm eager to start pulling out my fall decorations and taking the time to create a few new ones. I have a really pretty, but simple collection of fall foilage I like to display in a vase. I have a bunch of plain glass vases to use, but was trying to think of a way to pretty them up a bit.
Then I came across a roll of twine in our junk drawer. We used to use it to tie up our newspaper for recycling, but it's just been sitting in the drawer unused. I can put it to good use! Plain vase + twine = pretty vase!
To get started, I cleaned and dried my vase and used a piece of large cardboard as my work surface. I decided the easiest way to adhere the twine to the vase was with my glue gun. My glue gun has two settings, and because I was working with glass I chose the lower setting.
I started at the bottom of the vase, gluing the twine around the surface. I used the glue to cover continuously for the first 2-3 layers just to be sure things stayed in place.
After I got the first few layers complete I continued to wrap the twine around the vase, but now gluing every 2 inches or so. At the end, I used a larger twine (sissal) to accent the top and bottom of the vase. This was a very tedious task, taking me two days to complete. I burned my fingers plenty of times too, but I got just the look I was going for.
I love the rustic look to the vase! Not only will it work perfectly for Fall, but it will definitely blend in to our country-style home.
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