Our garden is bursting with flowers this year, which makes party decorating oh so easy! I have been snipping roses and gently cutting vines for every event we’ve hosted so far. Brunches, dinners and even work from home are all made more wonderful with fresh blooms at hand.
With all these flowers around, I quickly realized that I was short on vases. Instead of going out to buy new ones, I decided to DIY them. With just a little wrapping I was able to turn my ho-hum Mason jars into bright and colorful vases for the season. They look fabulous as centerpieces on the dinning table for a Friday night dinner party and work wonders to brighten up our mantel the next morning.
All that’s needed to create these bright and festive vases are glass jars (I love the look of them grouped with a few different sizes) and nylon cord. You can find colorful nylon cord at all big-box stores in the home improvement section. The thinner the rope, the longer the wrapping process will take.
The vases are made by basically wrapping the cord around the glass. To get a good hold at the beginning I used a hot glue gun to attach the strand to the glass and then glued a small dot halfway around for the first five to 10 rows.
After a substantial base is in tact, simply wrap up the rest of the vase. It helps to stop every inch or so to tighten the rope and make sure all the lines are close.
When you are near the top, turn the vase over to finish off, right side up. I used the same glue-dot trick to make the last five to 10 top rows stay in place as well. Snip off the end of the cord, and fill with flowers.
Set the vases together for a festive combination, or separate them and add bright bursts throughout the house. Any way it’s done, the simple wrapping will bring a wonderful dose of summer from the garden indoors.
Photo creditsVictoria Hudgins