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A quick and easy way to add some color to simple bud vases.
I had a lot of vintage bud vases left over from our wedding decorations, so I came up with this simple way to make them the perfect decoration tailored to any season or holiday.

Posted by Jesse M. from Saratoga Springs, New York, United States • Published See Jesse M.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a vase. Ombre Wrapped Bud Vases - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get together what you'll need. You need your bud vase, embroidery floss in graduated colors, scissors, and white craft glue.

  • How to make a vase. Ombre Wrapped Bud Vases - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut your pieces of floss in each color. I made each piece roughy the same length for even layers of color. Uneven layers would look good, too.

  • How to make a vase. Ombre Wrapped Bud Vases - Step 3
    Step 3

    Tie your strings together in order (light, medium, dark, medium, light, etc.). I used triple knots tied really tight so they don't slip when you're wrapping your vase. I also trimmed the excess knot ends closely.

  • How to make a vase. Ombre Wrapped Bud Vases - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start wrapping. Once you have a bit wrapped that will hold itself in place, add a dab of glue to the beginning and rub around to hold the first few wraps together.

  • How to make a vase. Ombre Wrapped Bud Vases - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finish wrapping your string and glue the end in place.

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