Vases are all so ordinary. When you order flowers the vases are generally the same basic design or they’re unusual shapes, like a shoe or a unicorn. The unusual vases are nice but often aren’t suitable for everyday use. If you just want a simple vase, but you don’t want it to look like everyone else’s, just go get some embroidery floss. You don’t have to know how to embroider to create beautiful things with embroidery floss. You just have to use it in a different manner.
When you browse around a craft store you’ll find dozens and dozens of colors of embroidery floss. With these choices you can make zillions of different designs for the new vase. Choose just one color, several colors, or many, depending upon the design you want to do. Choose from metallic colors, pastels or even neon shades.
A steak sauce bottle makes a lovely vase when you use the embroidery floss to wrap it. Although you can use the embroidery floss on many types of bottles the steak sauce bottle is perfect as a simple vase. The ones which are square work great. It’s much easier to keep the embroidery floss aligned as you wrap it around a square bottle than a round bottle.
Start by putting a dot of hot glue at the lower edge on one side of the bottle. Near the corner is a good place to start. Bring the floss to the next corner, hot glue, then to the next, and so on. Make sure you get off on the right foot and the floss is just along the bottom edge, all the way around. Once you have a complete wrap in place, and it’s perfect, the other rows will be perfect as well.
Continue wrapping with that color until you’re ready to add the next color. Glue the very end of the first color, trim it close to the glue, then glue the new color on next to it. Each time you want to change colors simply glue down the old and begin the new. Add rows and rows until the entire vase is covered. Glue the very end to the top edge of the bottle.
There are many different designs you can do to the steak bottle. Alternate thin stripes of different colors, make wide stripes then narrow ones, or make a striped design that’s banded by stripes of gold or silver. When you’re finished doing the design you want you can further embellish the bottle by gluing on a painted wooden shape, a fake jewel or even buttons. The bottles are simplistic but gorgeous!