To yet another blog full of rambling, Country chic DIY and white love affair. This time, a bit of fabric love affair that has modge podge in it, an empty glass of cuppa’ Ramen and a DIY that you can do with your eyes closed.
Just in case you are wondering where this gets to stay!
Look at those grey hand prints on the upper right. I will clean that tom. Promise. I don’t even know why they are there…maybe ghosts 😛
Anyway, my father in law is into textile and he keeps filling me in with a lot of ideas and swatches. So when last week we were talking about opening a boutique shop over beer, he told me about fabric covered pots. Again, this is something I wanted to do for quite sometime now but my plants are of the outdoor variety and I keep them on the railing outside my kitchen. I don’t see a point in covering them with fabric- they are in perfectly aerated clay pots and I better not block this. Till the time I get home some small coffee table, houseplant I don’t see this happening.
So instead, with some swatches I thought of making fabric vases.
You can call them fabric holders or votives or baskets or keepers or whatever you want to- the idea was to have a holder for my dried flowers. This craft is very close to how you’d make paper glass with strips of newspaper and glue. (Btw, do you know that? ) Just that instead of paper, you’ll use fabric on a plain surface and dowse it with modge-podge and leave for a week to dry.
I used an empty Ramen glass here and Im guessing you can use any- but preferably plastic. ‘Coz when it dries you’d need the back of a spoon to slightly loosen up the fabric from the rim for it to come out. Like you’d take a cake out by running the knife on its sides. Plastic of this sort is fairly soft which makes the process a lot more easier.
So, what do you do:
Take a glass of your choice and measure its circumferences. If you want the fabric vase to be long, you can start from the top. I wanted a small one and hence I left some space. Now double it.
For eg. if the top circumference is 2 and one down is 1, you’d cut the fabric in 4:2. Gat it? Simple maths yo!
As for the length: Keep enough fabric below to cover the base of the glass, completely. This would mean a lot of overlapping fabric and no visible glass bottom.
Next, mark the measurement in the fabric you’d like to make a vase from.
With a generous helping of modge podge, attach the fabric to your glass.
Leave it for a week!
Once dry, run the back of a spoon and take the cast out.
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14 thoughts on “Fabric Vases: A very easy DIY”
Looks very pretty. I don’t know the modge podge product – When it is completely dried can it be washed?
Modge Podge is a glue. It dries clear and is very strong. Very like Fevicol but dries with a lot more hold- rather plastic-y if I may. I think all major shops has it.
And yes, this can be washed 🙂
Oh, that looks so pretty! I like the fabric you’ve used 🙂
This reminds me I should cover another few of my plant pots soon. Getting around that time when I need to repot some of them.
Thanks Es. Oh btw, I am covering one today. Inspired by yours!
Nice! *reaches neck – I wanna see, I wanna see*
This is so creative. I love the look , it adds so much character to the plants. . I would love for you to link to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/174th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty
Why thank you 🙂 So kind of you
What a pretty idea! It looks lovely!
Thank you Jennelise 🙂
What a great idea, I likey !
I find photos-hopping easier than cleaning 😉
Well, that is indeed a simpler thing to do. I am a bit proactive when it comes to making things I guess.
Very pretty! Love the fabric pattern! Thanks for sharing and for visiting me the other day! I like planting impatiens in containers…they do wonderfully in the shade:)
Thanks for letting me know 🙂 I’ll google them now.