Hi smart readers of Ten June! (You read this blog, don't you?! That classifies you as smart!) It's Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! Michelle is so sweet and I love her blog! (Does that mean I'm smart too?!) She and I share an affinity for striped walls, Jcrew and all things pumpkin. I was thrilled when she asked to share this post with you, hope you enjoy it and Happy Thanksgiving!
I don't know about you, but when I get a home decor catalog in the mail I'm not typically looking through it for things to buy. I'm looking for ideas, inspiration, and better yet, stuff I can make for
cheap less! Suzanne Kasler is a celebrated interior designer...and Ballard Designs teamed up with her for a collection of home accessories. I love what she created, but one thing in particular stood out as a "Oh yeah, I could totally make that!!'
Behold the Burlap Vase....with a $49 price tag:
I love the warm texture of the burlap against the cool sleek glass. And sure enough, the Dollar Store sells a vase in a very similar shape:
I started with a swatch of burlap I had leftover from this project. Cut a piece about 2-inches taller and longer than what you need for your vase, then iron the two long edges down to create a 'hem':
I used hot glue for this project, but if you value your fingerprints, you might want to try fabric glue instead (burlap has large openings through which the piping hot glue passes when you press down!). After gluing down the two long sides, create a 'hem' on one of the short sides:
Run a line of glue along the edge of the other end of the burlap, then press the vase down on the fabric (this is the only place glue touches the vase):
Slowly roll the vase, wrapping the burlap as you go (no gluing necessary). Run another line of glue along the 'hemmed' end and press it down.
I filled one with stems, and another with my $1 candle....how do you think they compare?