Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Raffia Mod Podge Vase


Well as the temps and leaves keep dropping -- it's feeling more and more like fall here.  So you know that that means.....more fall decor! :)

Remember that raffia wreath I put together a few weeks ago?  I had plenty of raffia left over for it and I wanted to use it for another project.  This time around I thought I might make a raffia vase.  

So, here's what you'll need to make your raffia vase:












- Raffia (I used multicolored)
- Mason Jar (I used pint sized)
- Mod Podge (I used the glossy kind)
- Paint Brush
- Ribbon
- Dollar Store Flowers











First I painted Mod Podge on the outside of my jar.


Now comes the messy part.  Wrap a few pieces of raffia around the the jar and Mod Podge over them.  You have to hold them down for a few seconds so the ends of the raffia don't pop back up.  You'll get your fingers really Mod Podged for this part. :)  


I continued doing this around the mason jar.  I tried to overlap the ends to help hold them in place.

Once I had the whole jar covered I let it dry overnight.  If you're in a pinch or something you can always take a hair dryer to your vase -- it will accelerate the Mod Podge drying time.  (I know it looks scary now -- but it'll turn out -- I promise!)



See, it looks MUCH better now that it's dried.  Once I had my vase I put a ribbon on top and filled it with some dollar store flowers.



VIOLA!  A cute little fall flower jar!


I just could not help snapping a picture of my new vase with some of our pretty fall trees in the background. :)


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Holly said...

Wow, I was so nervous....it looked terrible in the first pictures. I don't know if I would have stuck it out. What a beautiful and creative idea! You go girl!

Stephanie said...

I love the texture of the raffia! It looks wonderful. I so wish we had some fall weather here in San Diego, summer passed us by but it found us yesterday, HOT!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

It's adorable Amanda! I have to agree with that previous comment... I'm not sure I would have stuck it out, but the result was totally worth it!

Page@ThriftyNiftyWise said...

What a great idea! I have so much raffia that I bought without a project in mind and I was starting to regret it. Not anymore :)

Amy Meyer said...

Super cute! I love it! What a fanstastic idea! Thanks for sharing!
Amy
crazycraftbugs.blogspot.com

Lee Laurie said...

I like it. Great idea! You could do it for Spring too with pastel colors.

Kim's Treasures said...

At first I was like what??? The pictures weren't looking so pretty but WOW did it turn out great!!!

michelle said...

Very pretty Amanda!!!

RACKS and Mooby said...

WOw, it came out so nice! And I love how well the red raffia goes with those flowers! Nice job!

Tina said...

Wow, as I was reading, I had my doubts, but you made a believer out of me. It turned out pretty great
T

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

I also had my doubts when I saw all the wet mod podge, but it turned out very cute. This would actually be a good gift idea for my mom-in-law!

Chrissie said...

You really turned this into something beautiful. I love it!

Traveling Thrifter said...

pretty!

Decorchick! said...

Oh my that is just too adorable!! How does Modge Podge do that?? I've officially crowned you the Modge Podge Queen, congratulations! :)

Kimberly said...

This turned out looking so great! I did a vase with twine, but I really like the textured look of your design. I saw your idea over at Sugar Bee. :)

Kimberlee said...

That came out great! What a fun (messy) project!
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

MessyMissy said...

That's beautiful. Lovely fall colors!!

BigBearswife said...

very pretty amanda!

Rhiannon said...

VERY NICE!!!!

Melissa said...

Fun and autumnal and cheap - all great characteristics!!

Erin said...

So pretty!! And cheap...which is my favorite word!! For CRAFTS! LOL

Mod Podge Amy said...

This turned out very cool - I love it when it looks bad when it's drying and then surprise, it looks great! :D

Chris said...

I love finding yet another use for modge podge. The vase is lovely.

kathie said...

That's adorable ~ who would have thought? And it is perfect with your fall photo :)

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
:-)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Love this idea!! I was unsure at first how it would look in the end but it's perfect!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, that's beautiful! What a great idea to use mod podge! Thanks so much for the gorgeous project, I'll be linking.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That is gorgeous! I love it! I will highlight this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Pam Emerson said...

This is so beautiful. I'm kinda new to crafting; i didn't realize that raffia came in different colors! Gonna need to look into that :) I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing.

Came over from someday crafts

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

It looks great! Are they different colors that the wreath Raffia? And did the Mod podge change the look? Or did you get other colors too? It's gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

Patsy said...

How cute!!! Thanks for sharing.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Creative!

Suzy said...

Very nice! I love rustic.

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Christine said...

Great idea, love what you did. I shared this on my fall idea round-up at greatoakcircle.com

Have a great day!

Amanda said...

This is beautiful Amanda, I have featured you this morning :) http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/raffia-modge-podge-vase/

Lori@momsbyheart.net said...

You've done it again, haven't you? Love this! Gotta go get some rafia now...

I have you featured on Momspiration Mondays =)
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pam said...

Just found this while catching up on One Pretty thing and I just had to stop by and tell you I just love your idea! I will definitely be making these and linking!

Mandy said...

Very cute! It turned out darling - you did a great job!

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