B’ to the Urlap Vases

I have a love/hate relationship with burlap. It’s a bit scratchy and equally as kitschy, but in small quantities it adds a nice textured feel to some softer decor items. Particularly where flowers are soft, romantic and gentle, burlap adds a bit of rough, raw and nature to the mix. Today we are making the easiest craft possible – burlap covered candleholders.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 a yard of coloured burlap (or less depending on how many you are making)
  • glass vase
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  1. Start with a clean vase, any price stickers removed (harder to get off later if you forget to do this first).
  2. Measure the circumference (and you thought you would never use geometry again) of the outside of your vase.
  3. Measure and mark with a pencil the same length of burlap, adding a few centimetres for overlap. You can choose the height of the burlap, I used 3 inches for the vases below.
  4. Starting at the edge of one side slowly glue a thin line of glue onto the burlap and carefully place.
  5. Add a thin line at every edge to keep the burlap from slipping.



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