DIY Twine Wrapped Vase


Contributed by: Denise of Thrifty by Design, Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert.

It’s easy to create fall decor on budget and in a jiffy by restyling secondhand finds from your local Salvation Army Thrift Store. This DIY takes less than half an hour to turn trash into treasure. Feel free to modify this project by replacing the rope with scrap yarn or by embellishing the final project with old jewelry, buttons or anything else you have on hand.


- thrifted vase
- twine or rope
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- scissors
- secondhand jewelry, buttons, cookie cutters for an added embellishment

Score a secondhand glass vase from your local Salvation Army Thrift Store. Stick to a small or medium sized vase as it will be easier to wrap in rope or jute. Pick up jute or rope from your local dollar or craft store. Or you can use old yarn.

Plug in your trusty glue gun and get gluing. Keep a few glue sticks close by. You’ll need them! Start at the top of your vase and work your way down to the bottom. 

Once you’ve covered the whole vase now you can add some embellishments. You can use old jewelry, buttons or drop by your local dollar store for other ideas. I used ribbon and some stencilled burlap to add a bit of pizzazz to my refashioned vase. 

Now your ready to set up your upcycled glass vase. Use it as a centrepiece on your table or as a feature in your living room.