I need spring. I’m dying to see some green grass or a flower or something. I have a bad case of spring fever! Being that there is still snow on the ground and it was four below zero last week, I’m not going to hold my breath and wait for that first flower to show up in my yard. So today I went on a flower hunt in my local floral department. There was an amazing selection, being that it’s only a few short days until Valentines Day. I picked out cute little bouquet of “filler foliage” it said on the package. I guess you’re supposed to add flowers to the foliage, but I found it to be perfect just as is. I even had the perfect vases to put my flowers in.
Last week, I stumbled upon the most amazing jacket at my local thrift store and just had to have it. The fact that it was only $2 made me fall in love instantly. I know what your thinking… what does this jacket have to do with vases? Well, let me show you!
It’s not a terrible jacket, it had just seen better days and it was begging me to re-purpose it. It needed to come home with me. Like Michaelangelo said “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”. From the moment I saw that jacket, I knew I was going to make some awesome vases.
The jacket had some fun little accents on it, like the straps and buttons and zipper pockets.
For the actual vases, I used three mason jars and cut my jacket to size.
Once my “leather” was cut, I hot glued the edges under to form a nice clean edge.
I simply wrapped all three of my mason jars and secured the fabric with hot glue.
My little foliage bundle really brightens up the room, and it looks perfect paired with the leather vases.
Moose, my chihuahua, even came and checked out the loveliness. (I know he’s ready for spring. It’s not very fun peeing when the snows over your head.)
The tray that the vases are sitting in was another thrift store find. You can read all about its transformation here.
Our tables were a fun little weekend project. You can find out how to build your own here.
What would you have done with this jacket?
I hope you’re inspired to think outside of the box and re-purpose those thrift store finds!