The other day I was rummaging through the shelves of my favorite thrift store and found a few fun treasures. I’m always amazed at what I can find if I take a moment to look through the broken frames and chipped mugs. This time I did pick up one item that I normally would have passed over. It was a vase that was… let’s just say it was unique. But the price couldn’t be beat.
I’m sure someone somewhere lovingly painted this vase and displayed it fondly in their home. And I hope it gave them lots of joy. It mostly makes me cringe. But I had a project in mind that I’ve been wanting to do for awhile and the size/shape/price of this vase fit the bill. It went from the image above to this:
The whole process is really simple. I bought some 3/8 inch rope from Home Depot (it was about $8 for 50 feet and I have a ton left over) and used some hot glue to wrap it around the vase.
It is important to wrap it around as tightly as possible and make sure each next rope layer is pressed down completely against the layer before it. This way there are no gaps in the rope and you won’t be able to see the vase through it.
When I got to the top I wrapped one more level of rope down inside the vase. It is kind of hard to tell in the picture but the top rope is inside so the end is hidden.
The pretty white teapot in the back? Also another $1 find from the thrift store that same day. Score! Now that I’m sitting here writing this post I also remembered that the white cake stand I used in the picture was also $1, but this time it was from a yard sale last summer. Goodness I love deals!