So it was COLD here this weekend. I really just wanted to spend the weekend under a blanket but decided to be productive instead. So remember that last week I cleaned out my closet right. I had some sweaters that over time had shrunk. (I am going to go with they shrunk rather than I just got bigger!) But they were still fairly nice and I had four that I thought really coordinated well together.
And then I remembered this vase that I fell in love with last year. Does anyone else remember this project by Stephanie Lynn @ Under the Table and Dreaming?
Well rather than just do one vase I decided I would do four! So I went to the Dollar Store and picked up one vase and 3 glasses. All varying heights and circumferences – but they were all very straight. Not tapered very much at all.
So I set out to make my little vase collection – following Stephanie’s directions of course. You simply cut off the sleeves of your sweater. I used the chunkier sweater for the glasses that had more detailed cuts.
And then slide the sweater around the vase. I decided I wanted all of mine to have the sweater extend about an inch into the vase.
Now to do the bottom – so it doesn’t get all bunchy – cut down to about one inch below the base and then cut slits in the sweater about 2 inches apart (Stephanie’s brilliant recommendation).
As you lay down the sweater across the bottom you have to trim out the excess pieces of fabric in between your slits so you can ensure that the bottom of your vase stays flat. Then you just glue with a hot glue gun and your little vase is complete! I also put a ring of glue around the tops of mine too – just to make sure both ends stayed in place. Wanna see how my little collection turned out?
Aren’t they cute, cozy and snuggly? I just love them! Not too bad for $4 total and about 20 minutes of work!
I am trying to decide what I should put in them now. What do you think of some rustic branches? Decorative grass? Something that looks like an early spring bloom? I would love to hear your opinion!
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