Sunday, September 12, 2010

Twine Vase

Sorry for the delay in craftiness!  With school starting, we've been working on getting back into our routines.  Then, the dreaded head cold hit our house, and we're still recovering.  But, now I'm back and ready to share a few fun crafts with you!

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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  1. VERY nice, such a great transformation, and you're right, it's great for fall but would equally great with some Spring wildflowers! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday and hope to see you again soon!

  2. Love this! Thanks for the great idea- I just happen to have a 'zillion' glass vases hanging around from my daughter's wedding reception. Perfect way to 'jazz' some of them up for fall!