DIY Flower Vase – Trash to Treasure

Today, we have another great craft in our series, A Craft Made By You.   Katie from Creatively Living blog is here to share a totally creative tutorial for a real cute Spring Craft!   DIY Flower Vase — I love a trash to treasure story, don’t you!!!

Jute Wrapped Wine Jugs


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My friend at Junque Chic 5 had extra wine jugs she had been saving and agreed to donate them to my crafting addiction.

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Since I see these larger wine jugs used for lamps and all sorts of cool things, I knew they would have many possibilities.

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I decided to do a simple project with them for May Day (since they work so well as vases). I cleaned them up, and printed out some numbers.

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I wasn’t sure how I would attach the numbers and I didn’t feel like cutting all of them, so I just cut out one and used it to help me freehand trace the number on the jug. If you cut vinyl, it would work perfectly!

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Then I took my ginormous pile of twine and started wrapping and hot gluing.

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I glued “here and there”, probably using two glue spots per jute circle around the jug.

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I wrapped the top and bottom. I think it would be cool to use twine or yarn on the entire vase too.

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I think I’ll keep these 3 for me….

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and give one to my giving friend with the number 5 and some lilacs in it.

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So there ya have it. Another project to use up those wine bottles.  You can find Jute Wrapped Wine Jugs and other fun ideas from Katie at Creatively Living.

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  1. They look GREAT! So clever…

  2. What a very creative way to use those bottles. I love how they turn out! Now I want some bottles of wine. lol

  3. Another reason to buy jugs of wine!!!

  4. They look fabulous, what a great idea. Love it.

    • I know, right! Katie always amazes me — she has such great style!!! XO, Aimee