Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cute with jute!

I love fresh flowers at home, but did not want a formal glass vase for them. I wanted something else, something that did not look perfectly manufactured but endearingly handmade. An idea struck and I was happy with the result!

You need:
  • a used glass juice bottle
  • jute twine
  • craft glue
  • varnish
  1. Clean the bottle thoroughly with hot water and remove the paper sticker (if any)
  2. Starting at the bottom, apply a thick layer of craft/PVA glue to a small portion, going around the bottle.
  3. Work quickly before the glue dries and stick the jute twine around the bottle.
  4. Continue till you cover the entire bottle.
  5. Make sure that the bottle is completely covered with twine and that there are no gaps. So, wind the twine closely around the bottle.
  6. Finish with a layer of varnish.
You could embellish your vase with pebbles, but I liked it simple. And with a bunch of colourful flowers, doesn't it look adorable?