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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Burlap Vase Trio

I love using burlap in my crafts and the design world is using this versatile fabric in everything from upholstering, to jewelry embellishments, to home decor. It adds interest and texture, and instantly updates a plain or dated piece.

A lovely burlap wrapped vase as seen at Ballard Design:



Suzanne Kasler Burlap Wrapped Vase, Ballard Design
  Very lovely and available for purchase for $49.00 in the Ballard Design catalog.

Here is my $2.00 version and how I got there:


I started with a plain Dollar Store vase:


Then I hot glued a piece of burlap garland around the middle:


Then I added a dried hydrangea I picked up from the Galena Farmer's Market:



Voila!

I like the way my vases turned out and they cost hardly anything to make. The vase was a dollar, I had the burlap and glue on hand, and the hydrangea were 4 for a dollar at the Galena Farmer's Market. My vases are much narrower than the Ballard Design vase of course, but I like how my smaller ones can be grouped together in a display. You likey?

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12 comments:

  1. So cute ... I have some vases that hang on my wall and I love the idea of adding burlap. Thanks for posting ... I'm visiting from The CSI Project.

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  2. Good job:) I love the look of these and have been wanting to try it myself...yours look wonderful!

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  3. I saw that vase in the Ballard catalog and thought $49? you have got to be kidding me...somebody could make that for a couple bucks. And you did! Nice job!

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  4. I love burlap! Such a great material for fall... Great job!

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  5. You know, when I saw these in the catalog, I seriously considered making them, too. I saw your project posted on the CSI project, and I love seeing how you've created these yourself!

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