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Upcycled Jute-Wrapped Vase

Reuse old glass jars and bottles to make one-of-a-kind jute wrapped vases. We've got an easy to follow tutorial so you can create your very own upcycled jute-wrapped vase.

If you save your old glass bottles, you can upcycle them into pretty jute-wrapped vases! I love making these as birthday gifts and putting fresh flowers inside for the recipient, but they can also serve as inexpensive—not to mention super cute —artsy centerpieces. And the great thing about these vases is that they don’t require a ton of flowers! Depending on the type of bloom, about one bouquet will fill up to a dozen jars, so they are a great way to incorporate fresh floral arrangements into a party on a budget.

I recently whipped up a few bottle vases to decorate a dessert table I’m styling, but instead of felt flowers, I added coordinating ribbon to the bottles’ necks. For your own unique look, get creative and try out other embellishments, such as buttons and brooches!


Glass bottle


Hot glue gun

Felt (3 different colors)




Step 1: Use the hot glue gun, glue the end of the jute, still attached to the roll, around the rim of the bottle. Continue wrapping it all the way around the bottle, hot gluing every inch or so, until the bottle is completely wrapped in jute. Once you get to the bottom of the bottle, secure the jute to the bottle with hot glue and cut away the remaining roll.

Step 2: To make a felt flower, cut a 3 x 11 inch strip of felt. Fold the strip of fabric in half, lengthwise, and cut slits in it almost all the way to the top. Tightly roll the folded strip, placing dots of hot glue as you go, until you create a flower. Repeat for additional felt colors.

Step 3: Attach the 3 flowers in a bundle, as shown in the photo, to the bottle using hot glue. Then, fill the bottle with water and place a few fresh flowers inside.

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