Monday, November 24, 2014

DIY Wrapped Christmas Vases




As I’m writing this post I'm listening to Christmas music; it’s never too early right?  I love using the dollar tree hurricane vases and in this tutorial I am using them again. I will show you how to make these easy and fun burlap wrapped Christmas vases. I made these to donate to a craft fair that my mom’s church had to raise money for a new building.


Below is what you will need for this project:
-1 hurricane vase
-Burlap ribbon purchased from Michael's
-Small ornament
-Twine
-Scissors
-Multi purpose adhesive spray
-Ornaments to place inside






Here is a close up of the spray adhesive that I used.  I purchased it at Walmart. 









The first step is to measure and cut the burlap ribbon to fit around the vase. 


Then lay the burlap ribbon out flat and spray it with the adhesive spray on the non-decorated side. Make sure you cover your table/surface with newspaper so you do not do any damage. The adhesive spray is very sticky if you get it on your hands you can use hand sanitizer to help get it off.  


My favorite technique is to lay the vase at the end of the ribbon and simply roll the vase (like a rolling pin). This will insure the ribbon is straight. 


I used twine to tie on the star ornament.  I filled the vases with gold and silver ornaments. These would look great on a fireplace mantle or as a table centerpiece. 


“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” 
 Calvin Coolidge

Make it Spicy and Merry!
Amanda