Hello fellow Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker readers, this is my first article I am sharing here and I am so excited! My name is Emily Burmeister, I have a blog called Our house now a home which is all about DIY and home decor. I am really excited to be a part of this team that shares, inspires, and reaches out to others. Now, time to get down to some crafting. I think in home decor the assumption is always that in order to make an impact or change things up you need a lot of money, skills, or time to get it done right. Well, I wanted to share today an example of how a little bit can go a long way.
Here’s a fun and crafty way to learn how to update an old vase.
Take these vases for example, they can work! They will dress up a table nicely. But, with a few new additions it can really make them pop.
All you need is some vases, some twine or rope, and a glue gun.
Pick a spot at the top of the “thin” part of the vase. “Smoosh” some hot glue. I use really decorating professional words like “smoosh” all the time.
Push the end of the twine down into the glue and hold for a few seconds.
Start spinning the twine around the vase. Don’t worry about making it neat and clean yet. It is easier to do once there is a fair amount of twine already roped around.
Once you have a good amount, start sliding the twine up to the portion where you glued. Making sure to pull it tight, and not have any bare spots.
Pick a spot on the vase that you want the twine to stop at. Cut, along the same side as the previously glued beginning. This way if things get messy, and some globs of glue are able to be seen you can rotate and hide the “ugly” side.
Then take the glue gun and do the same thing as before. Pressing down for a few seconds for it to take hold. That is it! A really easy way to make a custom piece.
I also took some mason jars that I had and tied a little piece of twine around them as well. I roped the twine around two times and I tied it in a pretty little bow.
With these two additions, I now have a great table centerpiece. With the varied size and roundness it gives a beautiful visual with differing heights and widths. Doing that makes it feel both uniform and randomly done. Hard to do both but this accomplishes just that!
I recently purchased a larger vase, with twine already on it. The cost was a lot more than the $2.99 I paid for the twine. This look is big right now and can cost a big shiny few pennies to buy new. Any vase can work. If you don’t have any vases or mason jars but still want the look, go to any consignment shop, Goodwill, or a local store in your area. There are always a slew of them there, all for a really, really low price.
I like to show off with big projects, show people what can really be done to their home. But, sometimes it is the little things, like these vases that make a difference in the feel of a space. Sometimes bigger is not always better, subtle changes to your home can be just what you need to feel fresh and updated with your space.