Lately, I've had a slight obsession with jute. I love it. It has such an earthy texture, and it gives off a great beach vibe. Now that it's feeling like summer, what could be better than that?
I first saw a pin on Pinterest that covered an old vase with twine, and thought it looked pretty sweet. So then I, of course, got out the hot glue gun and a roll of jute, and this is what my result was.
For the record, wrapping vases in jute takes way longer than you'd think. 'It's just wrapping a vase with twine', you say? Ya... 2 hours and 5-10 hot glue gun sticks later, it's wrapped! Maybe there is a better way...
Next up, came the pot mats/ coaster things. I'm not 100% sure of the proper name. In this case I'm going to call it a large scale coaster. Adam calls it a center piece cushion.
It's like spatula vs. flipper debate.
Each to their own.
Next, I came up with the very original idea to frame a mirror I had inherited in jute. Then started finding tons of pictures of mirrors framed in jute. So, maybe it wasn't a totally original idea, but one of the mirrors I saw was going for $322. I get that it's the man hours that is what makes it so expensive, but I've got man hours, and I'd rather keep my $322. I'm guessing this cost me about $5 to make. Score! Only downfall? I totally burned myself with the hot glue gun. Again.
Admittedly, I might be going a little jute crazy; now I've covered a few vases, made a bunch of sets of coasters, pot mats, magnets, etc. I've got so many, I should probably start selling them. For less than $322. Stay tuned for an Etsy shop...?
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Marseille Knot Door Stopper or Bookend design by Twos Company - $45.00
from: Burke Decor LLC
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