How to Make a Burlap Vase for Flowers

      Stiffened burlap fabric can be used to create a beautiful rustic Spring vase for flowers. 

Giant hand with writing and a burlap bud vase

This project began with a scrap of burlap and a recycled pasta jar. 

collage of projects

jar and piece of burlap

First I wiped the jar down with a light coat of baby oil so the fabric would not stick to the jar.

I wrapped the burlap around the jar being careful to create even folds of fabric then secured it with rubber bands. 

I trimmed the burlap with scissors so there was a straight edge along the top. 

burlap around jar with rubberbands

Next I painted the burlap with Fusion Mineral Paint's Ultra Grip. 

You can also use Matte Mod Podge

Besides helping paint stick to shiny surfaces, Ultra Grip is great for stiffening fabric and for decoupage.  

Ultra Grip on burlap with rubberbands

I let the burlap fabric dry overnight, removed the rubber bands then slid off the jar and painted the inside of the burlap vase. 

I let it dry once again overnight. 

stiffened burlap

The next step was to tie a ribbon with a bow around the burlap. 

stiffened burlap with a bow

Then fill the burlap vase with your choice of flowers. 

Check at the bottom of the post for flower suggestions.

stiffened burlap vase with bow and plant

I chose to use faux flowers but if you wish to use fresh flowers just drop a glass inside the burlap vase. 

Metal garden hand with burlap vase and plant

This was a very easy project and can be done with any type of thick fabric. 

The burlap worked especially well. 

burlap vase with bow and plant and plates

Here is a great source for burlap and a few Homeroad projects I made with it.

pile of burlap

burlap vase and overlay

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .