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.
- 1/2 a yard of coloured burlap (or less depending on how many you are making)
- glass vase
- glue gun
- Start with a clean vase, any price stickers removed (harder to get off later if you forget to do this first).
- Measure the circumference (and you thought you would never use geometry again) of the outside of your vase.
- 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.
- Starting at the edge of one side slowly glue a thin line of glue onto the burlap and carefully place.
- Add a thin line at every edge to keep the burlap from slipping.