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!