I love flowers. And I’ve trained the hubby over the years that if he wants to be in my good graces, he should bring flowers home. Often. So it’s not unusual at all for me to have live flowers around the house. But there are some things that I do hate about displaying them. While glass vases are pretty, them sometimes lack personality. They don’t always match my decor. And, oh yeah, they let you see how dirty the water gets with your flowers in it which somewhat detracts from the beauty. So I decided that I was going to give life to some of my old glass flower vases. Now, I wanted something unique. And something that looked almost aged. I looked at my craft supplies and ran across some yellow yarn that I love! And it gave me an idea! Here’s how you can give new life to your old glass vases too!
What You Will Need
Old Glass Flower Vase
Yarn of Choice
Large Plastic Button
How to Make It
Start by preparing your glass surface. Chances are if it’s a vase that’s been used much, it might have some build up on it. So use a small amount of alcohol to clean and prepare the sides of your vase. Once your vase is prepared, start at the bottom and add about an inch of Mod Podge all the way around using the foam brush. Then gently being winding yarn around your vase, securing it with your Mod Podge.
Continue to wrap your yarn around your vase, stopping every few layers to push down the yarn and hold it down to give it a really solid look. Your yarn will naturally want to slip up and leave spaces but if you gently push it down into the Mod Podge, you can get it to all stay together.
Continue to do this until your entire vase is covered in yarn.
Once my vase was covered, I decided to add a layer of Mod Podge over my yarn to give it a more worn look. This also caused the yarn to stiffen, creating a really nice effect.
After adding a layer of Mod Podge, set your vase aside to dry. You want to allow the Mod Podge to really have time to harden so I recommend leaving it overnight. The next day, you’re ready to add your finishing touch! I used a green plastic button and wrapped my yarn through the holes to make it look almost like it was sewn onto the vase. Then I attached my button to the vase using hot glue.
Once my button was attached, all that was left to do was add my flowers! I chose daisies since I was going for more of a rustic look!
I was able to create the exact feel I wanted and to match colors for a look that was perfect! This vase has quickly become one of my favorites!
Try it for yourself and you may just have a new favorite vase too!