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23 February, 2014

Pottery Barn Inspired Burlap-Wrapped Vases

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Burlap-Wrapped VasesWe have been having the most delightful weather with temperatures hovering near 70…ahhh! I know Mother Nature will play one of her cruel tricks and it will be over soon, but in the meantime, I am loving this little taste of spring! So when I saw these cute daffodils at Walmart for only $1.00 each, I knew I had to bring some home to prolong that spring feeling! And…I knew just what I was going to do for a planter/vase!

Pottery Barn Vase I spied these burlap-wrapped vases in the Pottery Barn spring online catalog and fell in love! I think you are actually supposed to be looking at the faux tulips, but those fun vases caught my eye! And…I knew they would be inexpensive and super-easy to do as well!

Burlap wrapped vase tutorial
Here is what you will need:
  • Cylindrical glass vases (Mine came from Dollar Tree)
  • Burlap remnants
  • Jute twine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Flowers or plants
  • Sphagnum moss
And here is what you will do:
  • Measure your vase (Mine were 7 1/2 inches tall and 11 inches in circumference)
  • Cut a piece of burlap as tall as your vase and one inch wider that the circumference. ( I cut mine at 7 1/2 “ x 12”)
  • If you are using a potted plant, it is best to go ahead and place it in the vase at this point. Add a little sphagnum moss to the top of the vase to hide the dirt.

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  • Remove some of the threads from the top and bottom of the burlap to create fringe
  • Fold the top section of the burlap down about an inch and press in place
  • Wrap the burlap around the vase and secure with straight pins
  • Hot glue the burlap in place where the edges cross over in the back. Use only a small amount in 3 or 4 places and be certain to wiggle the burlap to make sure it is not attached to the vase. You can then remove the burlap wrappers and reuse the vases if you wish.
  • Wrap a length of jute twine around the vase several times and tie it off.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Burlap-Wrapped VasesAnd here they are…love them! Total cost of the project…$3.00 for the flowers since I already had everything else in my stash! Gotta love that!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Burlap-Wrapped Vases I added them to a blue and white platter on my dining room table to keep a little bit of spring in my home when the temperatures drop again this week.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chalkboard Birds on a StringAnd just in case you are in the mood for a few more easy and inexpensive spring projects, here are my chalkboard birds on a string…love them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Spring WreathOr how about my easy and almost free spring wreath! Nothing says spring like a little nest and a sprig of dogwood!

And be sure to start gathering up your best spring projects...past and share with us all in a special spring edition of  The Scoop coming March 3rd! It's a MEGA link party, with 30+ blogs sharing the links so you will have loads of exposure! Just link to one and show up on all of them!

Baby Kitty We are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring in a few weeks...especially Baby Kitty, who is ready to chase a few lizards and munch on some fresh catnip. Ahhh!  How about you? What are you looking forward to?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my Pottery Barn inspired burlap-wrapped vases! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party ,Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday,  Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. Sweet idea . . . and just in time for the spring bouquets that are on the way :)
    Have a happy day and keep smiling.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. Very cute Debbie. I will put this on my to-do list! :)

  3. Adorable! It's a perfect match to the PB vases! Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. I really like those, I must have missed them in the catalog! They are so cute and they look easy to do plus not expensive!

  5. I love your PB inspiration! You do an amazing job of taking something you see and making it so we can too! These burlap wrapped vases are sooooo sassy. Just perfect for spirng!

  6. Wonderful ideas. Thanks for helping us get the look without the large price tag!

  7. What a great super simple project! I love daffodils too!

  8. How lovely is that! And, easy, too. Thanks for sharing these, along with how you did it, where you got your supplies, etc. My goal is always to do things as inexpensively as possible, but still with a quality look. :-)
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  9. Such a delightful project and you make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love the way the daffodils look against the blue and white - definitely, "swoon worthy"!!

  10. These are really cute Debbie. They are deciding if NJ is going to get hit again with snow. Of course, no one know until the last minute, LOL. Hope we lucky for a change.


  11. Very cute! You did a great job wit them! I saw those and they reminded me of one I covered with burlap but Iused mod podge. I need to dig it out and plunk some tulips in it!

  12. Another great project, Debbie. You are always one step ahead. Happy Spring!

  13. Terrific job! I think I saw those in the circular. You really captured them in their the entirety of their prettiness and utility!!! Hooray!

  14. I love your DIY projects and have copied several that you have posted.I saw these bunny ears at Pier one and walked away due to the price but now thanks to your instructions I can easily make them and my cost will be $0 because I have everything needed and I am also going to tackle the burlap jars too.Susie

  15. I never thought about making burlap vases for spring. Last year, I saw a similar idea on Micheal's website site and made a burlap candle holder to give as a gift using a Dollar Tree glass vase. Your post made me realize I can make some more for myself for spring. Thanks for making me think outside the box.

  16. I have some vases I want to do this too. Seriously these are so cute! They would be perfect to put on the tables for my wedding. I think I'm going to do that.


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie