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. 


It is the 10th of the month and that means it's time to share my project along with the projects of my crafty friends.



collage of projects


The theme is Spring and you can find the links to their projects at the bottom of this post! 



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


And now for the Spring projects from my friends! 


Benita at Chasing Quaintness

Cindy at County Road 407



Laura at Decor to Adore 

Patti at Pandora’s Box

Tammy at Patina and Paint 

Ann at Apple Street Cottage 

Barb at French Ethereal

Carol at Bluesky at Home


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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. .