Tuesday, August 7, 2012

DIY rope vase

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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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27 comments:

  1. I really love the look like this. Certainly doesn't even look homemade, looks like something from Pottery Barn.

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    1. Oh thank you, Monique!I appreciate it!

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  2. Looks fabulous. I'll have to remember how easy you made it look. Might be something I want to try in the future.

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    1. It really is easy. Let me know if you need any help :)

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  3. your vase turned out great, love the idea :)

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  4. You are awesomely creative!!! Love it!! :)

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  5. Wow, that looks great! Very nicely done.

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  6. Lovely. Sweden is also covered with birch. My Grandmother's name was Bjorklund. Translates to birch land. How do you say birch in Russian?

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    1. Beryoza :) I've been to Sweden twice and it's beautiful!!

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  7. I am totally impressed at how innovative you are Lena ... nice job on the vase !

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  8. Beautiful vase Lena! Good job as my granddaughter would say! You are so talented and an inspiration to us all!

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    1. Good job is what my kids say too :)

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  9. Love the vase!! How fun is that to make something from nothing, you rock!!

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    1. Thanks, Debby! I feel like I'm always reusing something )

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  10. Hey, that is really cute! Nice job! :)

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  11. Have awarded you the 'one lovely blog award' - please only accept if you want to xx

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  12. Beautiful vase! Now can you come make one for me? ;) LOL Nice job!

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  13. Hi! Lovely work. :) Coincidently I am gonna try to do the same with a glass vase I have. Was looking up ideas and found your blog. What spray adhesive and black spray paint did you use? Thanks x

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    1. Hi Renata, thanks for stopping by! I used Elmer's multi-purpose spray adhesive(you can buy it at any craft store or Walmart)and a very basic cheapest spray paint. Good luck on your project :)

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    2. That's brilliant. Thanks for letting me know. I'm in the UK so I don't know if I'll be able to find the same brand but will look for it in a craft store today. :) x

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