Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thanksgiving Table Vases

Need extra vases for your Thanksgiving table? Just take old pickle jars, mayonnaise jars, peanut butter jars, etc. and wrap them in fabric. Use scraps from your stash in Thanksgiving colors. Measure the size of your jar but measuring from the top of one side down to the bottom. Double this measurement. Then measure across the bottom of the jar. Add this number to the measurement you already have. Add another 4 inches to your measurement. Draw a square on your fabric that is this measurement across in both directions. Cut out the square. Set the jar in the middle of the fabric square and bring the sides up. Using ribbon, raffia or string, tie the fabric to the jar at the rim where the lid used to be screwed on. I don't even bother to finish the edges of the fabric when I do this. I just carefully fill the jar with water and add flowers. After the holiday, the fabric can go back into your stash.

Here's one I made out of linen scraps.

Here it is again with some basil flowers in the jar.