Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How to Make a Spring Wrap

When I think spring....I think fresh flowers. 
The idea of having something that looks so pretty and is a cool way to conceal the flower stems that have been sitting in water a little to long.... just works for me. 




My inspiration for this Spring project came from my pal here. I was really hooked when I first saw her easy burlap vase project.   
So, I decided to make a  few wraps of my own.


 I did this one for a gift
  I did this one for my Daffodils that you can read about here


To add to my growing wrapping collection, here are two that I made for Easter that I wanted to show you how to make.

Vase #1



Vase #2


  

  To make these wraps you will need:
  • glass vase
  • Choice of fabric for the wrap. For my larger vase ( vase #1)  I used cream colored muslin. For my smaller vase ( vase #2) I used cream color burlap
  • Velcro
  • fabric for the bunny ( or whatever image you use)
  • Fusible Web or liquid Stitch to secure your image to the wrap
  • burlap for the tail, eyes and ear
Steps
1) Measure the circumference of your vase and add about 1/2 inch to both sides. You will also need to determine how tall you want the wrap to be, add 1/2 inch to these sides as well.


2) Sew your finished edges.



3) Next, sew your Velcro strips on at the ends of your fabric wrap. After sewing the Velcro to one side, turn your piece over and sew it onto the opposite side on the other end. You want the two Velcro pieces to connect, so that it secures itself around the vase.



4) Next, add your bunny. I traced a bunny pattern onto my fabric and then cut the shape out.



5) I  used fusible web to secure my bunny to the wrap. After ironing on the fusible web to the bunny, I ironed  the bunny onto the wrap. You could also use liquid stitch to adhere the bunny to the wrap. Another option, is to finish the edges of your bunny by sewing around the image once it is secure on the wrap.


6) For the eyes, ear and tail I used cream burlap. For the tail and eye , I made rosette flowers ( big and small) and secured with hot glue. For the ears, I simply twisted a small piece of the burlap and secured on with hot glue. 


For my larger vase, I also added two strips of fabric around the top and bottom of the vase and secured with hot glue.

Sweet ugh?

Perhaps you will start a collection of your own?









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20 comments:

Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

Very cute! I love the idea of changing these out for the season.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

So cute! Love the way it covers the stems!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

I am loving these too, Laura -- your little bunny wrap is so precious! And wouldn't these make awesome gifts? Think I'll be starting a collection of my own. :)
Happy Spring!

Laura Hernandez said...

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the sleeves, that is such a clever idea. Just wanted to get in touch to remind you that Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions has been trying to get ahold of you so she can figure out which gift you want from her shop. Please contact her asap and congrats again on the win. Hugs, Marty

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Oh, the bunny wrap is just too cute. I love this idea, it brings more texture to the vase, plus it hides the stems:)

Mandy said...

This is so cute Laura. Now I'm going to be addicted to the wraps!
Thanks so much for stopping by Project Queen and entering the contest. Good Luck!

blhitchcock901 said...

Aaadooooraaable!!! Did you paint on the initial?

Morning T said...

Laura those are just precious, especially the bunnies!
Happy Friday to you.
xo~
T

Bliss said...

That bunny wrap is cute. The 3-D tail, adorable. You're on to something there.... shhhh don't tell Karianne.

~Bliss~

reFresh reStyle said...

Love it, thanks for the tutorial!
Debbie

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

Ok...absolutely precious!! love this! thank you for a great tutorial! Bonnie @ Uncommon

www.uncommondesignsonline.com

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Oh flippin' HECK those are just too dang cute. I love how you would not have to have SO much vase filer too! The bunny one is cute. I might love it a little too much ;)

thistlewoodfarm said...

Laura,

These are amazing. I need to file this under "why didn't I think of that?" lol

Thanks for the shout out and some awesome conversation.

blessings,
karianne

Mary said...

Love the bunny... so cute!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great wraps. The bunny is so cute.

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful! What a clever idea!

Mimi said...

Love the burlap initialed vase,. Pinned it on my "Elegant Crafts" pinboard.

Debbie Borthwick said...

So cute!! For a vase I forced flowering branches in I just glued burlap around, tied a yellow ribbon & made a bow to match the forsythia branches. I love it, but I have to admit, I love your bunny ones better! I'll have to try them. Thanks!
Debbie :)

demony granger said...

Good post! Thanks for sharing this information I appreciate it. God bless!

velcro one wrap

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