Burlap Vase How to

I saw this great idea from Cassie over at  Hi Sugarplum!  She copied a $50 burlap wrapped vase from Ballard. When I saw her post I immediately wanted to give it a try on my own.  However, I did it a little differently.
I got the vase from the dollar store and another small one.  
 First, I Cut out each piece of burlap to fit perfectly around my vase. Then I used a lighter to gently burn off the tiny "hairs" on the edges.

 Where Cassie used glue, I tried Mod Podge.  I slathered on a thick layer of the stuff all over the burlap piece, then carefully wrapped it around the vase.  The Mod Podge made it a bit stiffer and more fitted to the vase.
 Then I allowed to dry for about 30 min.
And......
First the Ballard version
And mine!
The burlap adds great texture to any decor.

http://madincrafts.blogspot.com/2010/11/mad-skills-30.html

9 comments:

  1. These look great, Kathleen. I love the simplicity of this project. These will add a nice touch to your Thanksgiving table.

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  2. Well I am so glad you left a comment on my blog, because I got to discover yours. And I've read all the way back to your Craiglist tips so far. Stunning site, and your projects are fantastic.

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  3. umm...I LOVE THIS! so very pretty. can't wait to try it myself. if i post about my attempt, i'll be sure to link back to ya. thanks so much for sharing! what a great project for the holidays. xo leanne

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  4. So pretty and classic - love it!

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  5. I love those! They are perfect for Thanksgiving.

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  6. this is fabulous! I love it!!!

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  7. does the burlap come off nicely or is a permanent thing?

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  8. I'm sure it would come off if you really pulled it. But mod podge is pretty tough stuff!

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