Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jute Vase from an Old Unused Carafe

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I'm on a roll! I keep finding junk lightly used items and turning them into things I can use. I've been salvaging dollar store vases, ripping up old dresses, and digging through the garbage for jars.

No, this is not an episode of "Hoarders: Buried Alive". I'm thrifty.

Yesterday I continued my foraging, and found an old wine carafe. SCORE! I think. I've never used it. I mean, my wine always comes in a bottle, all of its own.

I thought maybe I could use the carafe to serve water, or iced tea... Nah. I have pretty pitchers for that, not to mention, my fridge has an ice and water dispenser.

Hmmmm, what's a girl to do with an old wine carafe?

With an obvious inability to let some things go, throwing the carafe out wasn't an option. But gluing jute rope to it was. It is a score! See?

Would you like a tutorial? Okay!

1. Plug in your glue gun, and grab a ball of jute or twine.

2. Wrap and glue. Wrap and glue. Wrap and glue. (Or maybe it's glue and wrap. Glue and wrap.)

3. Do that, until the carafe looks like this:
4. Stick it next to some of your other junk treasures, and decide it needs something. 

5. Play dress up.

See my pretty necklace?
6. Step back and be happy!

C'mon by tomorrow! I'm making (yet another) sunburst mirror, with (yet more) sticks! Ya know you can't miss that!


Nicki Parrish said...

That turned out really cute! Good job!

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

It looks really nice! Love that you added the pinecones - nice touch ;-)

Michele Reynolds said...

Sweet, rustic and chic! Pinned:)

Julia Klimek said...

Thank you Nicki, JoAnn, and Michele! I really need to work on my "letting go" skills, however! Otherwise this WILL be an episode of "Hoarding Upcycled Things - Buried Alive"!! Julia

Susan Owenby said...

See, I wish I could keep better. I tend to look at things and only see them for what they are. Takes a good eye to be able to make something new from it!

Bobby Hamm said...

That is such a great idea to upcycle something!

Bismah Abdelgawad said...

This is really awesome! So cheap and easy to make yet so pretty! Thank you for sharing!
Stopping by from "Fun Friday" blog hop. Following you via Bloglovin. Looking forward to reading more.
Have a great weekend :)
Bismah @

Julia Klimek said...

Susan - you're sweet!

Bobby - thanks for stopping by!

Bismah - thank you!

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

Ooh pretty! Nice work!
:) Michelle

Allison @ Dream a Little Bigger said...

I love getting to use something that has proven useless. Upcycling is great and you did a fantastic job. Gotta love an easy DIY, too!

Anonymous said...

Super cute! Love the idea.