Jute Wrapped Vases

I told ya last week that I’m knee deep in burlap and jute projects for the family room and in case you thought I was lying, I’m not. I finished another jute project this weekend and it feels great to have another project for the family room checked off!, Jute Wrapped Vases.

I have a ton of old decorative vases in the storage room and I’ve been wanting to upcycle some of them for the family room update. I’ve had this idea of spray painting some of the vases white and then trimming them in jute. While finding inspiration for the room I stumbled upon this post from Too Much Time on My Hands and LOVED how her’s turned out. Kim definitely inspired me to give this project a go.

I started out with old vases in a variety of colors. The green one I purchased for about $5  at a liquidation store, the tall one was a mere $1 at the florist department in the grocery store and the round one was about $10. They were all used around the house at one time or another, but have since been packed away.

I started out by giving them a coat of spray primer and then followed up with two coats of white satin spray paint. I’m already loving the transformation.

After the paint was dry, I spent the next few nights in front of the TV hot gluing jute around the vases. (Caution: using hot glue while watching Castle and Parenthood may result in injury if you are easily distracted. Ouch!)

And here are the vases now…

jute wrapped vases

I chose not to use jute on the tall vase because I the texture alone was stunning in white and I didn’t want the jute to become a distraction.

jute wrapped vases

jute wrapped vases

And just because I like to be dramatic sometimes, here is a quick before and after pic.

I’m bringing my vases to party here!


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. Maureen says

    The contrast of white against the natural jute is AMAZING!
    I’d love for you to link up to my Fresh Friday Link Party!

  2. Precious Sister says

    These are gorgeous. Super great idea. Love the colors, so pale and yet rustic.
    Thanks for the inspiration.


  3. Sarah says

    This is so fun! I love how they turned out. I came over from the Daily Do It Yourself & am about to become your newest follower :)

  4. Alexis says

    These are so great. I will have to try this sometime. But not while I watch Castle, I would end up burning myself.

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