Burlap Covered Vase Tutorial { A Quick and Easy Gift Idea }

burlap covered vase

Does anyone get a little overwhelmed this time of year?  Between Teacher Appreciation Week, Mother’s Day, sports try-outs, end of the year programs and everything else…. I can get a little frazzled! 
 Today I am going to share with you how to make this beautiful burlap covered vase. It is quick, super-easy, and a very inexpensive gift idea! Just perfect for the insanely busy time of year!

The best part… you can make it for under $3.  You heard that right… $3



Burlap Covered Vase Tutorial

Glass Hurricane (I got mine from Dollar Tree)
Burlap (from Jo-Ann Fabrics)
Buttons (from Wal-Mart)
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Step One. Cut your burlap into a rectangle that is long enough to wrap around your hurricane.  I left a little over an inch at the top and bottom of the glass. 
Step Two.  Iron down about an inch of your burlap to make a clean line.  Then, you will hot glue the end of the burlap that you did not iron onto the glass.  Press lightly to make sure it stays adhered while it dries. 
Step Three.  Wrap the burlap around the glass and glue down the ironed-side of the burlap making sure that the layers at the top and the bottom are matching. If you have any stray strands go ahead and trim them. 
Step Four.  Glue your buttons on with the hot glue.  I would press each one down until the glue had tried before moving on to the next button.  That’s all folks!
Now that is quite a statement for the price! What a great little gift for someone special!



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Trish Flake

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  1. Nice and simple!

  2. I love the very simple & sophisticated look of this!

  3. Such beautiful simplicity and a great tutorial! Thanks for another gift idea :)

  4. I love the vase! It looks very cute and easy to make. Hopping over from the Blog Hop. :)

  5. The buttons add a sweet detail to the burlap, so pretty!

  6. Cute! Love the buttons. They are like icing on the cake ;)

  7. A lot of look for not a lot of money or effort. My kind of project.

    Atta Girl Amy

  8. Hi,
    New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)

  9. Diana @ AnyoneCanDecorate says:

    Super cute… Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Diana @ AnyoneCanDecorate says:

    Oh… and I just found your blog via Fox Hollow Cottage… I am your newest Linky follower.

  11. Lovely! Gotta love burlap!!!

  12. Simple but very pretty!

  13. Very cute!

  14. Very beautiful! My mom and MIL will be the proud new owners of burlap-covered vases this Mother’s Day :) Thank you for sharing this!

  15. Oh my CUTENESS!!! I love this project! So simple, but it adds so much to the vase! Love it!! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday’s Temptation.

  16. Burlap is so awesome. Great project. The buttons are perfect!


  17. That looks SO great!!! I am definitely going to have to pin this for the future! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!!
    Stopping by from the Homemaker in Heels Weekend Soiree :-)

  18. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party! I love how the vase turned out.

  19. The vase is darling!! We hope to see you back next week to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

  20. That vase– I had to click on it over at Tip Junkie- and Waaa-Laaa- it’s my GIRLS!! Love this ladies! Love it!!

  21. I love the simplicity of this and those buttons just add the perfect touch. Those vases at the Dollar Tree are such a deal, aren’t they? Gotta love that. I found you at The Winthrop Chronicles Link Party. Stop by and see me sometime at my place as well, when you have a chance!


  22. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know I featured you today over at Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and grab a button:>

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  23. Totally love it, and so simple. Love projects that turn out so pretty and don’t take for.e.ver. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  24. Great idea! I’d love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

  25. Love it! I think the buttons really make it.

  26. So, so CUTE. I think I want to do a bunch of these down my Thanksgiving table in the fall. So happy you linked up to Mop it Up Mondays last week. Have a wonderful weekend!!


  27. looove burlap AND the pricetag :) so cute!

    Thanks so much for linking to “20 Below Thursday”!! :)

  28. My kind of project – simple, elegant and lots of bang for the buck.

  29. Hi Trisha! It’s Agatha, Kristy’s friend! I totally just stumbled onto your website during a google search of how to wrap vases. So cool to find your site so randomly! I’m getting married on October 4th (feel free to check out our wedding website), so we’re in the final details stage, and I’m looking at some DIY options to supplement the decor. I’m not specifically looking at doing burlap, but I’m considering some other fabric or paper or something. Google searching to determine if I’m capable of doing this kind of thing or not…especially in my stressed-wedding-planning-at-the-last-minute phase of things.


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