Thursday, September 29, 2011
Made at home: Wool Vases
I have a super easy project for you today!
When it comes to decorating for Autumn, I'm all about cozy materials. I'm not one to do Halloween themed decor, but I like to change things up a bit. Neutral tones are my favorite, which is why I love to bring things from the outdoors in. Like these awesome branches with mini-pumpkins (real!) growing on them. I had never heard of such a thing, but spotted them at the local Trader Joes.
I found some wool felt on sale yesterday and decided it looked great with the pumpkin branches. I finally decided to make felt "vases" using the wool. They look like vases, but are actually just jars with a felt cozy around them.
Do you want to make some too?
Gather: wool felt (the cheap stuff probably won't hold its shape), a small canning jar or drinking glass (I used a half-pint canning jar), embroidery thread, embroidery needle, scissors.
Cut: cut your felt into a rectangle that's wide enough to wrap around your jar with a little bit of overlap. The rectangle can be as tall as you want it to be. My rectangles were 8.5" wide. The height varied from 4.5"-7.5."
Sew: Sew the two ends together using a basic stitch. If you need to, you can use pins to hold the vase in shape as you show. Don't worry about perfection-slight imperfection adds to the charm!