Is anyone besides me a vase hoarder?
I swear, I have a million vases without any good place to keep them all.
Go to Target? Buy a vase!
Ikea? Four vases!
Someone sends you flowers? Vase fo' free!
Needless to say, this Easter I was in the mood to snaz up a vase for a pretty centerpiece, and I thought a little jute would be a perfect rustic touch to be paired with some soft and pretty flowers!
All you need is a hot glue gun, jute or twine, scissors, and a vase.
If you would rather not upcycle a vase, any container will do - so think creatively!
Flip the vase upside down and start hot gluing the jute to the vase... I fastened three or four inches at a time making sure each section was secure before moving on.
Continue the process up the vase, and ensure that each layer of jute is closely glued to the one below it.
Turn on some music, pour yourself a glass of wine, and keep gluing! :)
You may need more than one roll of jute, and if you do, start a new piece on the same side of the vase that you started gluing... this will be the "back" of the vase.
Trim the jute to finish and secure on the "back" of the vase.
Now for the fun part... the flowers!
Flip the vase over, fill with water, and start arranging.
I began by securing 3 hydrangeas with twine to help support them in the vase (my vase was pretty short since I was using it for a centerpiece and the hydrangeas were a bit top-heavy otherwise).
Place your flowers in the vase and start building around them and adding in more flowers.
I have been buying my flowers at Trader Joe's and I've had such great luck... they always have a great assortment, and they seem to last much longer than the flowers from Whole Foods.
Am I the only one who thinks being a florist may be the best job ever?!
I could spend a ridiculous amount of money on flowers!
This is such an easy way to make a beautiful centerpiece... Not to mention, no one will know if the flower water gets a little dirty! ;)
Just a fun little side note, my wedding flowers were hydrangeas with pale purple accent flowers, and a few pops of green - so these colors will forever hold a special place in my heart! :)