Monday, February 17, 2020

Decorative Faux Leather Vase Sleeve

Hey everyone! It's the third Monday of the month  - where a group of bloggers are challenged by C'mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Everyone is allowed a $10 allowance for necessities to complete their project (i.e. paint brushes, glue, etc), but the bulk of it must be created from their own stash of goodies.

You know those plain glass vases found at the dollar store and elsewhere! How many times have you wished there was a quick and easy way to dress them up! Well there is! You can enhance the style of a plain glass vase by enclosing it with a decorative sleeve using faux leather or vinyl! It's so easy to slip on a stylish or trendy look laced with woven threads, wire or twine that adds character and style! And the best part, you can easily switch up the design simply by slipping it off and making another by using different colors, prints, and threads to match your decor or occasion. It's unbelievably simple and yet dramatic. And I'm so glad I  had everything I needed to make one in my stash for this month's Crafty Destash Challenge!

  • Faux Leather - 13" x 8"
  • Bow Wire
  • Fabric Glue
  • Upholstery Needle
  • Scissors
Let's begin by measuring around the vase. You want to leave a gap between the side fabric edges where they come together to show the  cross-over thread "X." Then measure the height you want the sleeve to cover on the vase and cut out. For this vase, the cut out piece was 11" x 7.5"
Next, thread the bow wire through the eye of the upholstery needle. The bow wire ends frayed trying to get it through the eye, so I used fabric glue on the ends to seal. Then use the needle to make holes on the faux leather.  At first I measured the fabric to see if the checks and ruler were evenly spaced - so I could mark the holes, say, every half inch, but they were not. So, to make things less complicated, I decided to just place holes in the center of every other square after the first one, for a neater laced look. 
Then, continue lacing the faux leather fabric along the entire height of the sleeve, making a criss-cross or "X" pattern over the edges of the faux leather fabric .  .  .
tying in a couple of knots when reaching the end. Cut off excess bow wire and hide the knot behind the faux leather so you won't see it.
What a great way to add color or design to a tablescape or centerpiece that's oh so plain!

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  1. That is a really cute idea for dressing up a plan vase! Pinned.

  2. What a cute way to dress up a plain vase, Gail. It looks great!

  3. I really like the way this turned out! I pinned it so I will remember the next time I do a flower display.

  4. That really adds such a nice touch of color to the vase! Where did you get your faux leather? I've been looking for a good inexpensive supplier to make some hair bows for my granddaughter. I've purchased a few rolls from Hobby Lobby but colors are limited.

  5. You did a great job on this project and I might have to repeat it with some leather in my craft stash. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Such a great idea for adding some pizzazz to a boring glass vase! Love this!

  7. That faux leather is very cool! The stitching looks awesome, I love this.

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