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Jute-Wrapped Jar Vase

Do you like jute? Or hemp? I do. I love how these materials can add such a natural warmth to a project and to a room.

Well, if you like it too, I have the absolute easiest project EVER for you.

I needed some natural, warm accessories for J & A’s bedroom, and I needed them to be super-cheap. Well, it doesn’t get much cheaper than this.

Matt and I love salsa, and this is the kind I buy.


But here’s a glimpse into my crazy mind. I don’t buy this brand because I just really enjoy the flavor. I buy it because I love the jars it comes in. 🙂 Yep, I buy my food based on the shape and usefulness of the containers. Okay, not all of it, but some. And unfortunately, I’m NOT joking. :~D

So here’s what I did…I took just a couple of supplies, including jute (or you can use hemp), and my new favorite super-sticky adhesive…


I placed a strip of the adhesive on the jar, starting at the bottom edge, and ending about 2/3 of the way up.


And then I placed a strip of adhesive going around the bottom edge of the jar.


I trimmed the end of the jute so that I had a nice, neat end that wasn’t frayed. (Oh, and this is a “do as I say and not what I do” moment. Do NOT lay your jar on the table like that after you’ve removed the protective paper from the adhesive.) 🙂


And starting along the bottom edge of the jar, I started wrapping the jute, being sure that it was right up to the edge of the adhesive.


And after wrapping, and wrapping, and wrapping some more, I ended the jute at the very top of the vertical adhesive strip, and trimmed the excess jute.

And voila!


A cute little jute-wrapped jar that took all of about three minutes to make. Now it’s ready to be used as a vase for greenery or some pretty flowers, or even a candle.


So don’t throw away those great jars! There are so many things you can do with them.


By the way, I’m sure this is obvious, but you can wrap the jar as much or as little as you want. I actually decided (upon Matt’s suggestion) to wrap the jar all the way to the top.


This works great since I think I’ll be using these as vases. If I were going to use them as candle holders, I would have kept some of the glass showing.

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10 Comments

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    Cathy
    August 24, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    The Walmart brand salsa comes in a jar that looks like an old fashioned milk jar!! Let's just say that you're not the only one that buys food for the jar…

    p.s. I love your blog, you have inspired me!

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    Rose Duffy
    August 25, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Thanks for the inspiration, I live in New York, and with fall just around the corner I think I'll substitute the jute with colorful fall leaves.

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    Anonymous
    August 25, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Nice work – this should "spice" up my home a little!! <3 it!!

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    Kim - A Creative Spirit
    August 25, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    What a QUICK and easy accessory… And couldn't you use the colored cording that is a little more decorative… I guess I now have a great gift idea for the upcoming holidays…

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    Anonymous
    November 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I LOVE this idea!! Give us more!!!

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    Anonymous
    February 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    great idea to use glass bottles! thank you!

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    Mcfarlandfamily
    May 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I think I'll make a couple of these to stick in the bathroom to act as toothbrush holders!  Love it!  What a great, quick and easy project!  Thanks!  BTW, I just stumbled across your site and I can't drag myself away from the computer!  I love your creativity!

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    May 26, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you!  I'm so glad you found me!  🙂

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    gaggan
    September 8, 2011 at 6:18 am

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    Mabe287
    October 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    love it! such a clever way to reuse your jars

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