Thursday, March 14, 2013

Turn Old Jars into Sisal Twine Wrapped Vases

You might call me a glass jar hoarder. My husband does anyway. Whenever we have a leftover glass jar from something we bought at the store, I like to clean it, remove the label and save it for food storage later. Some kinds of jars (or their lids, rather) aren't as conducive to food storage, though. For example, any highly acidic food item like tomato sauce or pickles probably permanently imprinted the scent of that food item in the lid.

Words to the wise: Do not store almonds in a jar that formerly housed pickles. Ask me how I know.

All that to say, I love this idea from Allyson at Domestic Superhero to turn jars into sisal twine wrapped vases. This is perfect for jars you don't want to use for food OR jars with especially stubborn labels - because you can glue right over the top!


  • Glass jar
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Sisal twine


Find the directions at Domestic Superhero: DIY Fall Twine Vase


  1. Thanks for featuring my project!! I am going to head over to pinterest and FB to follow you!

  2. Ah hem.. I did cashews in a pickle jar and I know lol ;-)
    Love your goodies, but I think I have exhausted what to
    Make with my 2000 wine corks and 3000 marbles...any ideas?
    I have made keychains, trivets, cork boards and a few other things
    But new ideas are welcome ..

    1. Hey Teresa, how about just a big vase with the corks inside? I have a really nice Pottery Barn Inspired vase like this. You can kind of see it here:

      Also, if you really can't find anything to do with them, you can send them to me! ;-)

      Allyson @Domestic Superhero


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