I really like the look of jute or rope vases. I've been wanting one for a while but I needed a bigger size and the cheapest I could find was $39.95. Nope...not happening! So I decided to make one myself.
Here is what I used:
Thrift store vase ($3)
Nylon rope (already had), I used a thinner kind
Spray adhesive (already had)
Black spray paint (already had)
I forgot to take a picture of a vase before I started (oh I was just too excited to start :)) but it was a plain 13.5" glass vase. I basically sprayed the adhesive over the whole vase-just not on the bottom obviously-and wrapped the rope around it tightly, starting from the top:
I let it dry for a few hours than sprayed black paint over it, including the inside of the top. Lots of jute/rope vases that I saw did not have the inside. One of the reasons why I used a glass vase is to be able to put real water and flowers in it if I ever want to. Here's what it looked like after I sprayed it:
I let it dry completely, then sprayed one more time until it was all covered. Here's the finished result! I added some branches from our tree in the front yard that I spray-painted white and added a "birch tree" affect (to remind me of home, I guess :) Russia is famous for it's birch trees! ):
Another fun and inexpensive accessory at Frugal and Thankful Chez!
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