Hessian Flower Vases
Making vases is a great way of upcycling jars that you were originally going to through out. Make sure the jar is squeaky clean before use, as it won’t do your flowers any good and won’t look very nice from the outside either!
These vases are great for wedding table centrepieces, or just to have dotted around your ceremony or reception venue, plus they save a few pennies too! You could then let people take them home at the end of the night as an added memento of the day. Or better yet you could keep them for yourself to have dotted around the house, the choice is yours . . .
How to Make Hessian Flower Vases
Suitable for: Beginners
Time to allow: 20 minutes per jar
You will need
- Glass jar
- Hessian – this can be bought on a roll (online and in store) or off the bolt (in store only)
- Selection of patterned cotton fabrics
- Glue gun
- Pinking shears
How to make
1. Start by cutting a length of hessian using pinking shears that will wrap all of the way around your jar with a one centimetre overlap.
2. Use a glue gun to secure in place.
3. Apply your fabric on top using a little glue from the glue gun to secure.
4. Wrap the ribbon around the jar finishing with a bow at the front. Alternatively wrap the ribbon around the jar and secure at the back of the jar in the same manner as the hessian.Leave to dry.
5. Your jar is now ready to be filled with your choice of flowers.