Funky Vase Cover
I had purchased a ball of yarn at a clearance sale. It’s a combination of wool, acrylic and nylon and has a bit of sparkle to it. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it until I found an orange vase I had laying around.
I made a resist then covered it with with two layers of odds and end batts with similar colors.
Then came the fun – wrapping the yarn around the resist in lines.
It was a bit fiddly flipping from side to side and then at the top and bottom to keep the yarn from falling off.
When I was satisfied I was ready to felt it, I went slow and easy checking frequently to make sure it was all staying together. I purposely didn’t leave spaces between the lines thinking the yarn would felt to the backing and itself.
As you can see it’s a bit lumpy in spots and didn’t shink as much in height, so it’s a little taller than the vase.
I did a little needle felting to straighten things out and attach a few stray yarns. But I was happy with the wavy texture. I did also have to shave it a bit. Then I had to decide what to do with it. Here is one use:
I’m sure I could also use it for flowers, paint brushes or a number of other things. What would you use it for?
22 thoughts on “Funky Vase Cover”
That looks great Marilyn. I would use it to keep my given public relation cards .
Thanks Jifke! That sounds like a good use.
I love the colors and the waves. I’d use it for all my crochet hooks.
Thanks Brenna! That’s another good use!
I think it’s great Marilyn, I like the lumps and bumps, and the jazzy colours. I think it would become a pen and pencil holder for me.
Thanks Tracey! You could pack a lot of pens and pencils in there. 🙂
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Really like how the vase cover turned out, especially the rich texture made by the yarn waves. I made one of these a couple of years ago to cover a small square vase, and I keep my weaving sticks inside.
Thanks Cathy! I do, too. It turned out better than I expected. That’s a great use for your vase.
I love the effect of the yarn that you achieved with the very close placement on the background.
Thanks Ruth! I was pleased with it.
I love the wavy pattern and colours!
I would use it to keep my body cooling neck scarf in (a poly cotton tube filled with crystals that swell with cold water and it’s a great help with hot flushes). I keep it in my craft room in an open plastic tub so it’s handy to grab quickly.
Thanks Lyn! Now that’s a unique use for the vase!
Love the wavey texture and it’s a great use for leftover yarns. You could put a small houseplant in it.
Thanks Judith! A planter is another good idea!
Wow, Marilyn, that is ace! The shine, texture, ripples, it looks far too good for putting kitchen utensils in! I’d probably use it for a pen pot too.
Thanks Zed! I probably should use it for pens since I have several containers filled with them scattered around the kitchen.
I love the waves! I’d probably use it to store knitting needles, it’s too pretty for the kitchen 😀
Thanks Leonor! I love the waves, too? It would be great for knitting needles.
It turned out great. Wrapping yarn around a resist is a chore. I think I would probably use it for my odds and ends in the studio. rotary cutter, scissors, pens markers etc.
Thanks Ann! That would also be a good use for the vase.