Make Embellished Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottle Vases ~ Turn glass bottles into gorgeous decorative vases with white spray paint, embellishments and yarn!
I can’t believe it is already the month of December and we have come to our last #12MonthsofDIY project. This month the assigned material is yarn. I want to thank Lion Brand Yarns for sponsoring this project. At the end of this post you will see eleven other wonderful craft ideas using yarn designed and created by my Canadian team members that you will want to check out!
I chose to make embellished yarn wrapped glass bottle vases with Hometown USA Yarn®. It is acrylic and has the perfect thickness to wrap around the bottles. The yarn also comes in 81 different colour variations! It comes in all the bright basic colours as well as multi-colour combinations and textural tweeds. I chose the solid colours Fort Lauderdale Coral, Maui Aqua, New York White and Oakland Black.
Once the yarn arrived in the mail I went on a hunt to look for different embellishments that would complement each yarn colour. I did not want to spend a lot of money and they had to be easy to work with.
Embellishment Idea #1
Cut 2-1/2 inch strips of narrow ribbon and tie onto the yarn.
Embellishment Idea #2
Decorate using beads with positive words. Make sure the beads have holes large enough for a large needle and the yarn to be able to go through. I bought the beads at Michaels.
Embellishment Idea #3
Decorate with pearl like beads with large holes big enough for a large needle and yarn to go through. I bought these at the dollar store.
Embellishment Idea #4
Use the embellishments from an inexpensive necklace. I took apart a necklace that I bought at the dollar store.
For this craft project, I recommend using square or rectangular shaped tall glass bottles. The flat sides make it very easy to wrap the yarn around compared to a curved surface as you would find on a wine bottle.
Here is how to…
Make Embellished Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottle Vases
Materials (for one)
- tall glass bottle
- white primer spray paint
- flat white spray paint
- double-sided transparent tape
- embellishments of your choice
- large sewing needle
- transparent permanent adhesive designed for fabric
Remove the labels from the glass bottles.
Apply two light coats of white primer spray paint. Allow each coat to dry thoroughly.
Apply two light coats of flat white spray paint. Allow each coat to dry thoroughly.
Tip Time: You may be tempted to not apply the flat white spray paint and just go with the look of the white primer spray paint. But the double-sided transparent tape will not adhere to the primer. It will only adhere to the painted surface.
Apply strips of double-sided transparent tape down the flat sides of the glass bottle. If it is a narrow side one strip of tape will be enough. If it the sides of the bottle are wide you will need to use two strips of tape.
Apply a band of the double sided transparent tape around the top covering where the vertical strips began. Apply another band of tape around the bottom covering where the vertical strips end. If it is a very tall glass bottle you may also want to apply a strip of tape around the middle.
Tie or thread the number of ribbons, beads or embellishments onto the yarn. If you are wondering about how many to add onto the yarn, here are the numbers I used for each type of embellishment:
- 10 tied ribbons (2 on each narrow side and 3 on each wider side)
- 20 word beads (5 on each side)
- 24 pearl beads (6 on each side
- 2 large charms (1 on each large flat side)
Tip Time: It is better to thread or tie on more than less. The unused ones can be slipped off once the yarn has been wrapped and the end cut.
Tip Time: Be sure to tie the ribbon onto the yarn looped in the same direction so it looks more consistent.
Begin wrapping the yarn around the glass bottle. To get it started start the yarn part way down one of the vertical strips of transparent double-sided tape. Pressing down firmly onto the tape, guide the yarn up to the top of this strip and then begin to wrap it around the bottle.
Move the embellishments into place as you are wrapping the yarn around the bottle. When working with the ribbon and the beads I did not use a measured system. I just placed them randomly about where I thought they would look good. When working with the two large charms I did place them on both sides at the same level.
Tip Time: When wrapping the yarn around I found it was easiest put the yarn in place while turning the bottle rather than wrapping the yarn around the standing bottle.
Tip Time: When wrapping the yarn around the bottle, you want it to be taut but not too tight. I recommend a few practice loops till you get the tension you are looking for before getting started.
Cut the yarn when you get to the end. Run a strip of transparent permanent glue just underneath the last row of yarn. Tuck the end of the cut yarn underneath the last row and hold it in place until the glue has dried. This is optional but you can also glue the ribbon ends flat onto the yarn as you see in the photograph here:
When the craft projects were done I gently shifted the embellishments if they looked a bit out of place.
Disclosure: I was compensated by Lion Brand Yarns for this post in the form of receiving free product. However, the opinions expressed as always are my own. The yarn is quite lovely to work with and I love the colours!
The possibilities are endless for designing and creating your own embellished yarn wrapped glass bottle vases! There are so many different shapes and sizes of glass bottles available. The Hometown USA® line of Lion Brand Yarns has 81 different colours and colour combinations. There are so many choices for which embellishments to use to decorate your yarn wrapped glass bottles!
They can also be made for any décor purpose or any special occasion!
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Your Turn: What colours and embellishments would you use? What décor purpose of special occasion would you make embellished yarn wrapped glass bottle vases?
Now you are invited to visit my Canadian blogging friends to see what they did with their #12MonthsofDIY yarn projects!
From the top left, they are:
Make Embellished Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottle Vases from Time With Thea (That’s me!)
Have an inspired day!