Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fall Vase

It's almost fall and I AM SO READY. Please excuse the Jaguars mug, it is ALSO football season. So, I saw a picture on Pinterest, and I wanted it. But, it didn't have any directions except use hot glue and twine. Well, the hot glue didn't work out so well for me. So, here's what I did, and it turned out pretty well.

The Finished Product:

What You Will Need:
  • Dollar store vase
  • Jute twine (dollar store find!)
  • Glue Gun
  • Elmers Glue
  • Foam paint brush
  • Silk flowers (also, dollar store, hurray!)
Let's Get Started:
 Caviat: We started with using hot glue and it didn't work so well. So, my mom came up with an idea!

1. Paint vase with a foam brush dipped in Elmer's Glue!
2. Slowly, and extremely patiently, wrap twine around jar. We worked from the bottom of our vases up to the top, and that worked really well.
3. When you get to the part of the vase where it starts to get narrow again, use hot glue to secure it. This part is time consuming, but it's definitely worth it so you don't have to go back and fill in the holes.
4. Arrange silk flowers in your vase. I DO NOT have the patience to arrange flowers, so my mom handled this part. Looks good, don't you think?
5. OPTIONAL: Tie ribbon around vase to make it more fall-ish.
I LOVE how fall-ish this looks. It totally satisfied my obsessive need for fall decorations. YAY

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