Yarn-wrapped bottle vases: Nifty Gifties!


IMG_3224 - Version 2So very simple, but I just loved how they turned out. With hundreds of ways to customize colors and design, this would be a great gift for anyone on your list. As a bonus, this was a free project for me. I already had hot glue on hand, and I just used scrap yarn and beer bottles from the recycling bin. If you are forcing yourself to drink for the sole purpose of this craft, get something with cool bottle caps and hang on to them – you’ll need them for a few of the Father’s Day nifty gifties next month.

Materials:

  • Clean beer or soda bottle
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Yarn or string (Jute garden twine was easier to work with and way more attractive than the acrylic yarn. Next time I make these, I’m going to experiment with natural dyes on the garden twine to make a variety of colors)

Method:

  1. Protect your work surface. Put a dab of hot glue near the top of the bottle and press the end of the yarn into it, with the tail pointing down. As you wrap the bottle, the tail will be covered by your wrapping.
  2. Continue winding the yarn around the bottle, adding a dab of glue every once in awhile for stability. The extra glue is pretty important any time the contour of the bottle changes. A little goes a long way.
  3. When you reach the bottom of the bottle, you will want to do a thin line of glue all the way around that last loop (or 2) to make sure that the whole project doesn’t unravel.
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