Put on a Happy Vase!

Need a simple gift for your child to give to his new teacher? Or how about a little pick-me-up for someone who is feeling under the weather? Look no further than this super easy to make Happy Vase.

 As I was cleaning up after dinner the other night, I noticed our jar of Trader Joe's salsa was empty. Now, I had been eyeing this jar for a while as it is just the perfect size for a small vase.  I finally had my chance to make this little craft I had been thinking about for weeks.  When I was at Hobby Lobby purchasing burlap for my candle holder project, I bought a yard of this burlap furniture webbing.  I love the red lines running through it.  Anyway, I wasn't sure what I'd be doing with it, but for a dollar, I couldn't really pass it up.  So, without further ado...here are the directions for making this Happy Vase.
These are the supplies you'll need, along with any stamp or stencil you may want to use in the space between the lines.
You'll start by measuring around your glass jar and cutting your webbing to fit.  Then, if you like, you can stencil a cute saying between the lines.  After doing that you will run a bead of hot glue on the end to adhere the webbing to the jar.
Then, continue gluing in sections, rolling as you go until you reach the end where you will put another line of glue to firmly attach the webbing. 
Next, take a section of jute long enough to circle the jar a few times and wrap around the top finishing up with a knot or bow. You could fashion a tag and attach it to the jute too.
Finally, put some water in with a bunch of daisies or mums and give it to your grateful recipient.  It's sure to put a smile on their face. If not, you could always sing the song and point to your gift...

Gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy vase;
Brush off the clouds and cheer up, put on a happy vase.

Have a happy face kind of day!

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  1. I love the stamped webbing!!! So cute! XO, Aimee

  2. I came over from The Shabby Nest. I love the title of this post. And the vase is super cute as well. I wish there was a Hobby Lobby close by.

  3. So cute! I love how it turned out! Any teacher would love to get a happy vase to set on her desk! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  4. Cute, Cute, Cute! I want to go buy some webbing now!


  5. I love this idea! I need to buy some webbing too :o)

    Thanks for joining the CHQ Blog Hop this week...I hope you were able to "meet" some new friends! :o)

  6. I saw this in the link up party and had to check it out. I love the idea! Thanks for the guide :)

  7. That is so cute!! I love your great idea. I have some left, and I need to do this. :)

  8. What a cool transformation! Love the burlap, really gives it a put-together rustic look. Thanks for sharing on the tt&j link party!


  9. I adore this and I have some of that jute webbing left over from another craft. Thank you for the inspiration !!

  10. So adorable. I have a few jars needing a use. This will be great for Teacher Appreciation Day. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  11. Too cute. What a nice repurpose.

  12. What a cute idea! I love the look of it. I'd love for you to share this at my link party:




  13. Thx for linking up to my first links party! I LOVE repurposing old jars...this is a great idea!

  14. Nici, that's adorable! I don't know anyone who wouldn't love to receive a "happy vase"! Would you consider sharing this at my weekly link party, going on now?

  15. I've gotta be eying those jars before they get tossed. How cute!

  16. That is so darn cute. I wonder if anyone uses the webbing to upholster anymore. I know I don't!

  17. Such a cute idea. A lovely way to use an old jar- I'm going to have to try something similar!

  18. I just bought some webbing....now I know what to do with it! Cute project!!!

  19. Hmmm I have never seen furniture webbing....looks like I need to do some research! I love thise sweet vase...great job.
    I hope you will link up with me here:

  20. Love this! So natural and cute!

    I would love it if you linked this up at my link party! You can find it here:


  21. That is super cute! Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  22. i love simple projects with such big payoff. :) I love Hobby Lobby and sometimes just wander around in there writing down ideas in each aisle...lol.

  23. How adorable! Now did the burlap already have the word happy on it or did you write it? Think I might need to go to the craft store lol!

  24. I have to get some jute to fix up a chair and this will be a great way to use up the extra. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  25. Hi Nici,
    This is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  26. Recycling...burlap....two of my loves. :)
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  27. Oh, my! How very clever! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures


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