Spring is coming, and that means my favorite flowers are too! I love love love having fresh flowers in my house, and I try to have them as often as I can throughout the spring and summer. I just can’t wait for the farmers’ market to open…
Tulips are in season now, and my cute husband brought some home for me last week. As I went to pull out a vase, I realized I had some that I didn’t love, and I knew just what to do to change that. Add a little twine, and you’ve got yourself a whole new look!
ITEMS YOU NEED:
- twine (jute)
- scrapbook paper
- distress ink
- double stick tape
1. First of all, I apologize I don’t have any pictures of the actual process. My camera battery died right when I was starting, and since I knew I wouldn’t have another chance to do it, I went ahead with it. I didn’t want to use hot glue, but you certainly could if you wanted to. I would suggest you use a vase that is either the same size from top to bottom (like the square one I did), or one that goes from small to large. I tried one that started big, was smaller in the middle, and then was bigger at the bottom, and it was a disaster–the twine wouldn’t stay tightened.
2. I started at the bottom of the vase, and turned it upside down so it was now at the top. I wrapped the one length of the twine around the very top (the base), then tied it tightly on using a square knot (right over left, left over right).
3. After the knot is secure, start wrapping the twine tightly around the vase, continuing to push the twine close together as you go.
4. When you get to the top of the vase, tie another knot to secure it in place, then trim the end and tuck it under.
5. Print your desired letter/word, then distress the edges and mat on your scrapbook paper.
6. Clip it to the vase using the clothespin.
Ta-da! Fill your twine vase with lovely flowers, and enjoy! The clothespin makes it easy to switch out words/flower names/initials. How fun would this be as a wedding gift–with their monogram on the front? Or with the words “congratulations”, “baby”, “get well soon”, or “thinking of you”?