Hi! It’s Shannon from Rosyscription!
Are you growing tired of winter? Ready for spring? Me too. I have spring projects on the brain lately. More specifically I have green St. Patrick's Day crafts on the brain lately. Maybe it is because the holiday is approaching quickly. Maybe it is because “emerald” is Pantone's Color of the Year . . . but something about the color green makes me happy and hopeful when it is dark and cold outside.
This green yarn in my craft stash was calling my name for some time. I loved the color and wanted create something with it for springtime. A pretty green St. Patrick's Day vase for flowers seemed appropriate.
St. Patrick's Day Craft: Easy Yarn Vase
Step One: Working in sections, brush the exterior of your jar liberally with decoupage. Starting at the opening, wrap the yarn around the vase and the glue.
Once the entire vase is covered, you could stop OR brush more Mod Podge over the yarn and add more string in a random, criss-cross pattern. I think this adds a little organic texture to the vase. Continue to brush more decoupage over all the fibers, if desired. Allow the yarn to dry thoroughly.
Fill your vase with water and flowers and enjoy your St. Patrick's Day craft!
Note: I just used Mod Podge Satin formula to make this vase. In hindsight, Outdoor Mod Podge would be more durable with the water in the vase. But I think if you are careful not to get the exterior of the vase wet, any formula could work. (You also could seal the yarn with an acrylic sealer. I kinda like the fuzzy texture of the yarn and I was concerned that sealer would mask it.)
Adding an orange ribbon and fun tag instantly makes this green vase appropriate for St. Patty's Day without needing to be covered with shamrocks. And when that holiday is over, I can replace the orange ribbon with a pink one in time for Easter! (Did I tell you I’m looking forward to spring? Mmkay, just want to be sure!)