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
- 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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