Create A Shabby Chic Tin-Burlap Vase

Create a shabby chic tin-burlap vase

I have a love – hate relationship with my hydrangeas.  For real…I love them and they hate me! I have 2 hydrangea bushes and I am too embarrassed to even show them to you.  ((sigh))

Yesterday, I was browsing at Jo-Ann Fabrics and I saw some beautiful fake hydrangea stems.  I knew right away that I had to have them but I wanted to dress them up a bit and make a shabby chic vase. 

Here’s what you’ll need to make these cute tin-burlap vases!


  • Burlap Ribbon (in the floral section @ Jo-Ann) – $5.99
  • Mod Podge – I already had this at home.
  • Tin Vase – $4.12
  • Hydrangea stems – These were 50% off!

The ribbon was 5 inches wide which was way too big for this smaller vase that I was using and I wanted the edges frayed, so I cut the edges off… but saved them for later!


Next, I used the Mod Podge and wrapped the cut burlap around the tin.  If you haven’t used Mod Podge before, it goes on white and dries clear, so don’t be afraid of really getting it on the burlap.

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Over the seam, I dressed it up a little with a messy burlap rose that I made out of the cut scraps.

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With the other scrap strip, I wrapped the hydrangeas so they wouldn’t separate when I put them in the tin.

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The final result?



Ahh.. I love it!  And these won’t die on me!

Wouldn’t these be amazing as a wedding centerpiece on guest tables?

Be sure to Pin this for later!

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Do you love burlap?  Or are you over the shabby-chic movement?




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