Thursday, September 12, 2013

Country Yarn Vase: Guest Post by Tauna at Proverbial Homemaker

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Thanks so much to Tauna at Proverbial Homemaker for guest posting today while I'm in England! Isn't this an adorable little craft? Make sure and pin it---then stop by Proverbial Homemaker to check out her excellent blog!

While we were on vacation last month, a sweet neighbor watered my gardens for me. I wanted to get her something nice but simple, so I thought I'd try an idea I saw on Pinterest and make her a vase with some flowers from the garden. 

This project is just right for my attention span and my level of skill, which is nothing to speak of. I love projects that look fancy but can be done in 15 minutes! I'm not sure where I saw the idea to begin with, but here is another example. 

Fortunately, I had all I needed on hand, including an empty bottle of coffee syrup and that giant skein of white yarn I bought years ago with the funny idea of knitting something. 

What you need:

  • Yarn
  • White school glue
  • Tape
  • Empty, clean bottle
  • Scissors

My first attempt was a lazy one where I tried to skip removing the labels. Bad idea. They show through! Remove them.

Any yarn will do. Some people say the flat, thicker kind is better, but generic worked for me. Any tape is fine. I had packing tape available. Some people recommend hot glue but I found plain old white was fine. 
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1. Tape the end of the yarn up toward toward the opening. 

2. Start by drawing a line of glue where you want the yarn to go and adhering it, pausing to set when needed. Proceed around the bottle.

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  3. Soon you can lay down blocks of glue like this and wind the yarn around quicker. 

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  4.When you finish a block, press the strands down to close the gaps. The yarn is very forgiving, so you can fix the straightness as you go or at the end.

5. Wind to the end, close all gaps and straighten strands, and let dry!

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  See where I got a little eager to take a picture and didn't close the gaps correctly on the neck of the bottle? Don't do that! ;)

I may try a couple more in different colors to make a set of three. It would look pretty on a mantle or as a centerpiece. 

This might be a fun project for you or your kids to do with some scrap yarn and empty bottles! 

Tauna @ Proverbial Homemaker

Tauna loves her family and loves God.  She has been married for 7 years and has 4 young children.  She writes at Proverbial Homemaker, so named because, as she says, "me becoming a wife, mom, and homemaker proves that anything is possible with God."

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  1. LOL! The upside down picture cracked me up. :) thanks, Sarah, for allowing me into your lovely blog space while you take your awesome trip! Can't wait to see the pictures!

  2. This looks like a sweet idea and simple too!!Thanks for sharing it Tauna!!


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