Twine Wrapped Vase

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By Guest Blogger & Crafty Bride, Kadee Robertson.

I am getting married in September to the most wonderful man ever. I am a typical bride and need to stretch my pennies as far as I can. I’ve been addicted to Pinterest since becoming engaged. While browsing Pinterest, I found a jar wrapped in twine. It was so simple, yet I loved the natural texture of it. I wanted to try it myself and make my own one-of-a-kind vase for a table centerpiece.

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I gathered my materials, I happened to have a Pace Picante salsa jar on hand, so I used that. I liked the hour-glass shape. I then laid out a few pieces of wax paper. I didn’t want the glue to get stuck to my counter. Turn on and heat up the glue gun.

I then put an inch of hot glue around the base of the jar. I worked from the bottom up. I recommend starting as close to the bottom as possible. I glued an entire circle of glue around the bottom of the jar and laid the string around it and just kept circling up. I put a dab of glue about every 1/4″ or 1/2″ turn around the jar. Don’t use too much glue or it will ooze out. I just kept winding the jar around and around with dabs of glue every so often.


At one point I touched the hot glue and gave myself a nice blister on my finger- avoid that step 🙂 Later I started using a wooden craft stick stick to hold the string to the glue for a second to give it a chance to adhere.

I did not cut the string at all. I didn’t want there to be any loose ends, I just kept unwinding it from the spool. My entire project was just one loooooooong strand.

The closer to the top of the jar that I got the more frequent I had to use glue as the jar tapered inwards, again, I just used a dab of hot glue. The biggest problem I had was getting the glue and the string to adhere to the top of the jar where the lid screws on.


This project took a lot more time than I expected, but I love how it turned out. I hope you like it too.


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5 thoughts on “Twine Wrapped Vase

  1. LINDA

    my mother did this when I was very little using twine, raffita, yarn, or anything else she found. She also did it on coffee cans to hold items in. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories.

  2. Kirsten from Flowerthyme

    Great tutorial on a fun, easy project! I love the idea of using empty glass bottles on hand, though even doing a run to the thrift store for more glass doesn’t seem like it’ll break the bank. Reuse, reuse, reuse 🙂

    I’ve also been obsessed with turning regular glass vases into pretty, colorful pieces. My driveway can attest to that fact, since you can clearly see the outline of several colors of paint where I was spraying my vases…oops!

    Best of luck with the rest of your planning!

  3. Meg Olhasque

    Aren’t you clever. The ‘vase’ is delightful and what a brilliant example of repurposing. Thank you.

  4. Tammy Lee

    Wonderful vase idea. The look will be perfect for a fall wedding theme. I look forward to seeing all of your ideas at your wedding in September.

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