Posted: May 02, 2013 10:00 AM
Go beyond flowers this year for grandma and help the kids give her a gift that will last. These DIY yarn-wrapped vases are colorful keepsakes that are a cinch to make!

Get started: Supplies and prep

To make these yarn-wrapped Mother's Day vases, you'll need:

Yarn wrapped mothers day vase supplies

  • Colorful yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A sponge brush
  • A small glass vase
  • Flowers, candy or anything else you'd like to place in the vase

For this project, I used Lily Sugar'n Cream 100 percent cotton yarn in Mod Stripes (Bernat, $2). This multicolored yarn is great for projects like these since the colors transition as the yarn is unraveled. If you're a patient crafter and prefer a glossier look, you could always try embroidery floss in bold colors that carry a little sheen, instead of the thicker yarn used here.

TIP^ Since you won't be able to wash your vases after they're covered in yarn, make sure you clean them inside and out. Remove all tags and stickers and allow your vase to completely dry before you start applying adhesive.

The fun part: Glue and wrap

yarn wrapped mothers day vase gluing

Start by holding the vase upside down and work from the bottom of the vase toward the neck. Place a dollop of glue on the sponge brush and use the brush to swipe glue in a circle around the vase. Then, glue the yarn in single rows and continue to wrap the yarn on top of the glue as you wind your way toward the top of the vase.

yarn wrapped mothers day vase halfway wrapped

It's best to glue and wrap in sections that are no more than an inch wide so the glue stays tacky while you're placing the yarn around the vase. Because I made these with my little ones, I opted for washable school glue, but you can always use a hot glue gun or Modge Podge as an alternate adhesive.

TIP^ Regardless of which adhesive you choose to use, if you find your yarn isn't lining up as you wind it around the vase, quickly unroll the yarn up to the previous line while the adhesive is still tacky.

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