Tuesday, 24 September 2013

wool wrapped glass bottle ... a cosy vase

...autmn...pure cosiness...the weather outside just calls for staying inside and making it ourselves comfortable...so it is about time for some fall craft.

apart from being too lazy to return my glass bottles and running out of space for spare yarn...i always liked the idea of yarn-wrapped-bottle-vases...so...i just gave it a go.

this is what you need

- empty bottle

- yarn

- hot glue gun

- scissors

this is what you have to do

- apply hot glue along the bottom rim 

- place a string of yarn over it

- tightly wrap the yarn around and around

- stop every few rows to add a dap of hot glue to keep the yarn in place

- when you reached the top, just cut the yarn and seal it with a last dap of hot glue

- you may start at the top of the bottle

- apply some hot glue just under the edge

- continue down the bottle until you reach the bottom

- apply another small dap of glue along the base 

- once the yarn is set, snip the end

- another way to yarn-wrap bottle is to use double-sided tape instead of hot glue

- apply the tape to the bottle

- cover the entire bottle with the tape

- peel of the backing of the bottom layer

- place the yarn over the tape

- repeat with the next layer of the tape

- keep removing and applying

- until you reach the top of the bottle

- place a small piece of the tape inside the top of the bottle and secure the end of the yarn

- decorate the vase with a flower 

 here i got my inspiration from