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5 minute DIY: Jute-wrapped vases from DIY Boston Night

Posted by Melissa Massello  March 22, 2013 01:00 PM

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DIY-Boston-Night-Craft-Swap-Jute-Wrapped-Vase.jpg Last night marked the first ever DIY Boston Night, a series we are hosting to bring people together to get their craft on. If you missed our Craft Swap evening, never fear: here is a virtual Kickstart Kit for you to make our featured project of the night: jute-wrapped vases a la Nate Berkus.

In our Kickstart Kits, we gave everyone a piece of glassware from Goodwill or a neon duct tape-trimmed aluminum can and about 8 yards of jute twine. Glue guns were ready to go to secure the jute to the containers (we suggested gluing at 4 points on the first and last row wrapped, and twice on each row in the middle, alternating placements so the glue wasn't all in one spot).


With such a straightforward project, everyone made each piece their own. From glitter gluing and stencil monograms to creative wrapping and embroidery floss spring scenes, the crafters got creative. Since we encouraged people to bring "PhDs" (projects half done), Mr. & Mrs. Bates even made an appearance!


Thanks to everyone who came out! Stay tuned for more details on the next DIY Boston Night on April 18th where we'll be crafting with t-shirts!


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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
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