Twine wrapped vase out of upcycled glass jar

I think I’ve mentioned before… I love to save glass jars and containers. I actually only use a certain brand of spaghetti sauce because it comes in a cool glass that I use to drink water out of. I almost have an entire set of drinking glasses!

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See – cute, right? It even has the ounce marker on the outside, so I know how much water I’m getting in a day.

Last Saturday my mom, sister and me had an amazing birthday brunch and shopping day!

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(aren’t we adorable?!) We have literally been planning this (no kids) shopping day for years and for one reason or another it never happens. This year – finally it did! We had a relaxing brunch, a ton of shopping and we even got in an argument over something silly, just like old times.

So, while shopping at Marshalls/Home Goods, we literally loaded up an entire shopping cart full of stuff between the three of us. I spotted a super cute twine wrapped vase with flowers and immediately thought – this is something I can make!

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So, I didn’t buy it.. instead snapped a picture…

Here’s what you need for this DIY Twine Wrapped Vase project –

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glass vase/jar/whatever, twine, glue and flowers! This glass container was from a jar of olives. It’s tall and narrow, which was the look I’m going for.

I used “tacky glue” because I was too lazy to get out the hot glue gun. (I actually ended up getting it out later anyway – lesson learned)

First, put glue on the glass about one inch at a time and smooth the glue out.

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Gently twist on the twine, pressing down as you go.

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You can go as far up as you would like with the twine.. for this “vase” I ended up going a little more than halfway up.

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The tacky glue did seem like it would hold the twine on, but just in case I decided to use hot glue on the top and bottom of the twine wrap. (You probably don’t need to use hot glue. I think it would work either way.)

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I also used dabbed a little clear fingernail polish on the ends of the twine to keep it from unraveling.

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Now it’s flower time. I grabbed these at Michaels a few weeks ago for $1 each. (regular $3). I cut the stems to make them fit into the glass vase.

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Since I had the hot glue gun out, I decided to put hot glue on the bottoms of the stems and then place them inside the glass container to make sure it stayed in place.

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What do you think? I already had the twine and it was $3 for the entire roll. Considering the twine I used and the flowers, this vase cost me about $3.25! Much cheaper than the $15 Marshalls one! And, I managed to knock this out in about 15 minutes while the girls were watching Tangled & coloring. (score!)

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I’ve also seen projects where people wrap wine bottles or other glass containers in twine. Pretty cool idea…. and since I have a ton of it, I’m already thinking of another project I can do. (so get ready!)

Making the most out of life,

Andrea

1 Comment

  1. Great DIY! Anything with twine is right up my alley.

    Emory
    helloscarlettblog.com

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