Hanging Burlap Flower Vase

Sometimes it seems like my plants are growing so fast. I’m afraid I’ll blink and miss the show. This is especially true for peonies, lilacs, and other lovely sweet smelling plants that bloom in the spring. One day they are here, and the next, they’re done blooming. 

The burlap craze is still going strong. At least I still like it.  I thought about making one of those super cute burlap wreaths that are made from a wire wreath and burlap ribbon that you weave in and out. Then I wondered how I could combine some of these lovely fresh flowers with burlap. Something like a wreath with a vase.

 

Hanging Burlap Flower Vase

Learn how to make a simple burlap hanging burlap flower vase from a placemat. The process is easy, affordable and a great way to show off your flowers.

 

Learn how to make a simple hanging flower vase from a burlap placemat.

The Materials
1 standard place mat
1 empty plastic liter bottle
2 small grommets
1 wire for hanging
1 extra-large safety pin

First cut the top off a 1 liter plastic bottle. This will act as an insert to hold water and the flowers.

Learn how to make a simple hanging flower vase from a burlap placemat.

Fold the place mat around the bottle to ensure a snug fit. Use a safety pin to hold it in place. It will be on the back where no one will see it. You could try hot glue if you don’t like the idea of a safety pin.

Learn how to make a simple hanging flower vase from a burlap placemat.

Next add some grommets at the top of the place mat, one on each side to hold the wire.

Learn how to make a simple hanging flower vase from a burlap placemat.

Then feed wire through the grommets and twist the ends back on itself to create a secure hanger.

Learn how to make a simple hanging flower vase from a burlap placemat.

Now you can add water to the plastic bottle, about 2/3 full. Place it in the burlap vase and hang. Then arrange your flowers inside.

Learn how to make a simple hanging flower vase from a burlap placemat.

Add an antique brooch or something like this candle pin for extra charm. Or, let it plain. The flowers are really the stars of this show.

I love this hanging burlap flower vase. It looks great with these fragrant peonies greeting me, and everyone who comes to our door.

 

 

 

Learn how to make a simple burlap hanging burlap flower vase from a placemat. The process is easy, affordable and a great way to show off your flowers.

 

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Love this Patti! We need to take an antique / thrift shop run soon. This would be a fun way to use old costume jewelry (single clip on earrings are cheap)!

  2. I like this -reminds me of a May Day Basket. I need something new near the front door this might be a good option and I could probably find a place mat at the second hand store. Another great idea sweet friend! Thanks for the inspiration..

    • Hi Carole,

      Yeah this is a simple one but you know, sometimes they are the best. It’s a good way to show off your flowers and decorate your front door at the same time.

      Have a great week,
      Patti

  3. What a cute Idea. Everyone puts wreaths on their doors (me include, da) so this is really different and cute. I’ll have to add silk flowers, as mine are not up yet. Now all a need is the grommet tool.

    • Hi Donna,

      I’m so glad you like this simple hanging vase idea. I did not use a grommet tool for this. Just poke a hole and place the raised grommet part through, from the outside of the fabric which will show on the final piece. Place it on a piece of scrap wood or some hard surface that you aren’t worried about ruining. Then add the top flatter grommet piece on top and use a rubber mallet or a tap hammer to close it up.

      I bought the grommets at Hobby Lobby but I bet you could find them at any place that sells sewing/crafts.

      Your flowers will be out before you know it, in the meanwhile even a few branches from a flowering tree would look great.

      Have a great week and thanks for stopping by,
      Patti

  4. Love this! Thank you!

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