Saturday, March 27, 2021

DIY Glass Container Wraps

For  this months' Do It Over Designers Challenge, I decided to shop my home - looking at things with a fresh eye to see what I could give a new look to.

'Do It Over' Designers is a group of talented bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY, hosted by Anne @The Apple Street Cottage

It's all about taking something old and/or unused and 'doing it over' into something new. Anything from fabric, old dishes, and decor to dressers and hutches. Items found in closets, cabinets, barns, garages, yard sales, thrift stores, you name it! 

Looking around, I realized I was  tired of seeing the same old look - of plain glass containers - some I had gotten at the thrift stores - like vases, jars and even glasses  - and wanted to change things up a bit. And I came up with an easy and fun way to do it!  Just by  adding a decorative touch to your favorite glass containers with jute net wired edge ribbon! It's the perfect way to add style,  texture, and new life to your glass decor. Here's how:

You will need - 6" Net Jute Wired Edge Ribbon (10 yds roll) and scissors - plus glass containers - that's it! At first I thought I would also need a roll of jute twine and needle (as pictured) to connect the jute netting, but I found it too thick so I used thread from left over pieces of the cut netting, instead.

Let's begin by wrapping the netting around the container for sizing. To keep the jute ribbon piece perfectly symmetrical, I counted the square rows to see how wide and high it needed to be. I only needed four rows for the height to cover the exposed glass area of the smallest piece. As for wrapping the netting around the container, I wanted a snug fit - one that included overlapping the ends to match the design.
To do this, overlap the jute ends and using thread from the scrap piece (by pulling the threads out) tie the corner areas where they overlap, matching the design. 


For the larger pieces, wrap and measure how many rows are needed for the look you want, and add additional rows using the same method of tying the net together by overlapping the edge and tying together each corner area

This is what I did for the middle size glass container:
And this one is for the tallest glass container.
Once the netting was connected by overlapping and tying each square edge together this is how they look:
And then I looked around for others and found this glass pitcher .  .  .
and put this together .  .  .
Adding decorative trim to items completely changes the atmosphere and design!

Be sure to check out all the 'Do It Over Designers' listed below to see their lovely "do overs" too! 



15 comments:

  1. What a great look Gail; that Jute ribbon is fantastic!

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  2. Love it, Gail! Super simple, with a dramatic effect and that jute feels perfect for spring.

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  3. Gail love this update. Simple with great impact.

    Cindy

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  4. Wow! The jute really does the trick with giving a decorative edge to plain glass jars! It's a modern, earthy look that fits many styles...thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. Ribbon? You are a genius! That is such a great way to give containers a whole new look.

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  6. These are just adorable, and using the ribbon made them just perfect. I have never heard of the ribbon and using something similar at 3 times the price. So thank you so much for sharing, it is great to be in a great with such creative bloggers.

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  7. Que original. con pocos elementos un trabajo precioso

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  8. I love the ribbon you used. I wouldn't have thought to attach the ends together that way so you definitely taught me something new. This is a great project.

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  9. The ribbon is just perfect added to your glass bottles. Love the look!

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  10. These are beautiful vase covers! Seamless wrap with that join. Congrats! This was the most clicked from last week's Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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