Easy Peasy Burlap Vase

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Hello Fancy Little Things readers! I’m KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and I have a question for you.

What is your opinion on the word “easy peasy?”

Does it speak to you?

Is it reassuring?

Does it let you know smooth sailing is ahead? Does the simple mention of easy peasy put your heart at ease?

Can you believe that there are some who think “easy peasy” is overrated. They are dismissive of the word. I think they think it’s trite.


Not me.

You see…..I like “easy peasy.” So much so that I am going to appoint myself the “easy peasy” spokesperson for 2013.

I am going to start an “easy peasy” blog campaign where we all post reasurringly easy projects filled with simple instructions.

I’ll go first.

Here is my first “easy peasy” project of 2013.


Easy Peasy Burlap Vase


Step 1: Purchase some of this

You can find burlap anywhere nowadays.

I like Wal-mart or Hobby Lobby or any fabric store.

If you can’t find any there….try your local 7-11. I’m sure they are selling burlap by now.

You will need 1/4 yard per vase.


Step 2: Find a glass vase

I bought mine at the dollar store.

Measure the circumference of the vase and the height of your vase.

Add approximately 3/4″ to these measurements and cut out a rectangle.


Step 3: Fold over a 3/4″ border and sew

If you are a precise person, feel free to use pins here. I didn’t. I am always in too much of a hurry for pins, so I adopt the “easy peasy” method of eyeballing.

Sometimes it is more successful than others. Above is a picture of a successful attempt.

Step 4: Sew a strip of velcro to your finished rectangle

Make sure you buy sew-on velcro, not iron-on velcro.

Sew it to one side.

Flip rectangle over and sew it onto the opposite side at the other end. This way the two velcro pieces will join and hold the burlap onto your vase.

Step 5: Determine what you want your vase to say

Hopefully you will be much wittier than me and my simple name vase.

Step 6: Take a sheet of this and print your image (make sure it’s reversed)

Cut out your image and following the directions, iron it on.

Step 7: Attach to vase with velcro

Burlap cover can be removed at any time for washing.

See, I told you…..

…..easy peasy lemon breezy.

That’s my word and I’m sticking to it. :)

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