Twine-Embellished Vase

Here’s a really simple way to add a bit of sophistication to an empty-jar-turned-vase that uses materials you probably already have on hand. In only five minutes, you’ll have a charming and thoughtful way to thank a hostess, neighbor or friend.

To make one, you’ll need:

  • a jar of salsa, jelly or spaghetti sauce, cleaned and rinsed 
  • a roll of twine or yarn
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

First, decide where you want to start your twine. I used the shape of the neck on the salsa jar as a guide. Place a dab of hot glue in your starting place. Take a piece of twine and glue it to the jar.

Continue wrapping the twine tightly around the jar and securing it in place with dabs of hot glue. When you are finished, snip off the end of the twine and glue it in place.

Fill with fresh flowers and herbs from your yard or the grocery store and brighten someone’s day:)

A side note: I gave this to neighbors who were kind enough to let me use their phone when I mistakenly got locked out of our house. Mind you, I’d never met them before…I just showed up at their doorstep early one afternoon with my twin boys. We were all barefoot, but fully dressed (thank you Lord!) and my husband was traveling out of town for work that day. 

But that is a story for another time…

Suffice to say, I loved the look on my neighbor’s faces when I showed up at their doorstep the next day with a thank you note and this simple vase of flowers in hand. 

It only takes a little effort and kindness to say thank you, yet it will be remembered for a long time.

Do you have someone you’d like thank?

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Published in: on October 24, 2010 at 3:21 am  Leave a Comment  

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