How to Make a Burlap Vase for Flowers

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

How to Make a Burlap Vase for Flowers.

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.

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

How to Make a DIY Burlap Vase for Flowers.

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. 

How to Make a DIY Stiffened Burlap Vase for Flowers.

Next I painted the burlap with Fusion Mineral Paint's Ultra Grip. You can also use Matte Modge Podge

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

How to use Ultra Grip to make a stiff fabric vase.

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. 

How to use Ultra Grip to make a DIY stiff fabric vase.

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

How to use Ultra Grip to make a DIY fabric vase.

Then fill the burlap vase with your choice of flowers. 

Check at the bottom of the post for flower suggestions.

Use Ultra Grip to make a DIY fabric vase.

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

Make a DIY burlap flower vase.

This was a very easy project and can be done with any type of thick fabric. The burlap worked especially well. 

Make a DIY burlap flower vase for Spring.

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

And now for the Spring projects from my friends! 

Barb at French Ethereal

Carol at Bluesky at Home

Like this project?

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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. .


  1. So cute!!!! I'm definitely going to be giving this a try! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm totally trying this Susan! I love the way it looks/

  3. How do you mod podge the inside of the burlap if jar is still inside. I didn't understand that step

  4. Oh my goodness this is just brilliant! I think I have all of the supplies to create this. Bravo!

    1. Oh thank you so much! Yes do it, its so easy!

  5. I love this project! Good to know you can do it with any fabric! Hugs!

    1. Thank you Benita and thanks for stopping by!

  6. I've always wondered how to do this. I thought they were washed in starch or something. I love me some mod podge and this project. Next on my to do list! It's so cute! Thank you for sharing.

    1. I am pretty sure you could soak fabric in starch and do the same thing!

  7. What a great idea, especially for a quick gift...I can also imagine this made out of cute floral fabric . Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Love this project, going to make one, but I also the the hand wondering where I could get one or make one? Thanks again for the inspiration

    1. Hi Denice! I got the hand at They will probably have it again soon!

  9. That is such a clever idea Susan. It looks great. I remember when my mom used to crochet things and then add a sugar water solution to make shapes out of it. I don't remember if any ants came to visit. Mod Podge is a much better option.

  10. This is adorable. It's such a good idea. I'll have to give it a try.


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