Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Jute Wrapped Container

I am a little obsessed with anything jute and burlap these days! I made a jute wrapped container recently that I thought I would share. I had been collecting formula cans and a few hot chocolate containers for some time now. I was just waiting for a good project to come along, and it did!

Here is what you need:

Empty Container
Jute (I personally like it to be the thicker kind)
Hot Glue (Lots of it!)
Glue Gun

Here is a before picture of my container that I used. This is a formula container - the Kirkland (Costco) brand.

To start I just add a dab of hot glue to the very bottom of the container and place the end of my jute rope on top of the glue. I allowed it to glue a minute. Then I continue to put a line of the hot glue all along the bottom, but only doing about 2 inches worth at a time. The glue will harden and dry quickly so don't put to much on at a time.

I just continue this motion going all around the container. I ran the tip of the glue gun right up to the top of the row of jute and made sure there were no gaps in the rope. You will go through lots of hot glue so be sure to have plenty on hand.


 The completed project! I was so thrilled with how these came out. They would be perfect to use as vases (I put my coffee filter flowers in them and it looks oh so cute!), utensil holders in your kitchen, party decor and much more!


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