I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that most of us enjoy saving money. But, we also like to be surrounded by really nice things. Am I right? I promise that even if you don’t like to DIY, or think you can’t flex that crafty, creative muscle: this project will change your mind.
Start with a test – wrap the leather swatch around the vase and cut (or not) to where you would like the swatch. The larger the gap, the more vase will show through.
Once you have the leather swatch cut to the size you want (I didn’t cut mine), turn it over to the underside and measure. Mark where you would like to puncture the holes for the lace to thread through on either end. Keep in mind, the closer the holes are, the tighter the design and vice-versa.
Use the leather punch and pierce where you have marked your opening.
Wrap the swatch around the vase and clip with clothes pins to help keep the leather in place while you start threading through the holes. Start at the top of the vase.
When you’re done lacing up the leather, tie off with two knots.
Use leather protector if you want your vases to maintain a clean look. They will otherwise get visible markings from light and water exposure. However, some patina adds a bit of personality to each piece.
Add your favourite fresh flowers and enjoy!
Tip: For an even greater cost effective approach, hit up your local thrift shop! Scope out the men’s and women’s leather coats for leather that you can cut out and customize for your vases!
If you’re going to flex your creative muscle and rock this DIY, please share on Instagram at #pursuitofhomeblog – I’d love to check-out your work! Check out more DIY projects here.