Wool Wrapped Vases…DIY

Posted on: August 28th, 2016 by Carolyn No Comments

Hello lovely readers!

I am thrilled to be a guest again on ‘ i am captivated’. I really enjoyed sharing how to make DIY Marbled Mugs in July and I am so excited to show you another fab crafty project today.

In case you missed my last post, let me start by introducing myself. My name is Omaya and I am one half of the team behind ‘the crafty kit’. The crafty kit is a monthly subscription box that delivers everything you need for a unique DIY project along with the tools and a step-by-step guide. We offer free delivery in the UAE a range of subscription packages. Our aim is to inspire creativity by taking the hassle out of crafting so you can just enjoy yourself (and escape the summer heat with a fun DIY project!) All the details of previous kits can be found on our website and blog.

In today’s post, I am going to show you how to make these gorgeous DIY Wool Wrapped Vases. I love this project because it is super easy to do and you probably already have most of the materials on hand, so it is super affordable!

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Materials needed:

  • Wool
  • Empty bottles, jars or tins
  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Embellishments (optional)

Tutorial:

  1. Start by selecting what you want your colour palette to be. I went for these summery pastel colours to brighten up my table. If you don’t have any wool, twine or even strips of material could work too. For this project, I used three plastic milk bottles I had in my recycling, but you could use any type of bottle, jar, or even a tin can.

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2. Clean out the bottle thoroughly and using a pair of scissors or a craft knife, carefully cut off any labels or extra pieces of plastic.

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3. Pick a starting point for wrapping the bottle and stick down a piece of double sided tape to secure the wool. Begin wrapping the wool around the bottle securing with glue as you go and pulling on the wool firmly as you lay it down to avoid any gaps.

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4. It is easiest to wrap the wool around the bottle a few times to get good coverage and carefully push it down to ensure you can’t see any plastic poking through the wool. If you need to, you can always go back over some parts and this helps give it a nice rustic handmade look.

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5. When you get to the neck of the bottle, you may need to lay down some more double sided tape to help the wool stay in place over the curves. Once you are happy with how the vase looks, finish it off by gluing down the end of the wool at the back of the bottle and tucking it under so it is not noticeable.

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6. I loved the look of the vases as they were, but if you want to add an embellishment then simply attach it at this stage. I used these adorable chalkboard hearts but you could add a flower, initial or a holiday message – the possibilities are endless!

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Yep – it is as easy as that.

This whole project took under an hour to make and I love the results. Add some flowers or candles and you have yourself a gorgeous addition to any table setting. Your guests will never guess you made these beauties yourself.

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I really hope you enjoyed today’s crafty project  – until next time, enjoy getting crafty!

Omaya xoxo

P.S If you would like to order September’s crafty kit, the last day to order is the 31st August so get shopping!




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