DIY Pretty Hanging Vases


A pretty DIY project.

Here’s an easy, DIY project that you can save for the next rainy day. You may even be able to find most of the materials in your home!  These hanging vases are so rustic and pretty looking, and are just what you might have wanted to add a subtle decorative touch to your bedroom, living area, or even your kitchen!

You’ll need:

  • Spool of twine
  • One key ring
  • 3 recycled glass jars
  • Gorilla glue (hot glue works even better if you have it!)
  • Scissors
  • Vase fillings (small pebbles, beads, sand – just choose something that matches your personal aesthetic!)
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Smaller jars work best, but you can use whatever you like!
Image: Claire Sutton via Flickr CC

First, remove the labels from your jars by soaking them in hot water. Upcycled spice jars work well for this project, but you can use any small jar that you like.

Next, cut one long piece of twine that is about 1.5 feet, plus the length of however much space you want in between the suspended jars. I ended up with about four feet of twine, but you can use more or less to your liking.

The next step is to dot your key ring with glue and then cover with one end of your cut twine until no metal is showing. The key ring will be what you can use to hang up the strung vases.

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Image: timlewisnm via Flickr CC

Next, take one of your jars and apply glue around the rim. Leave about a foot of room from the key ring to this jar, then take your twine and wrap it around the rim a couple of times before securing it with a knot. Repeat this step with the remaining two jars, taking care to leave room between them.

Once you finish knotting the twine around your last jar, snip any excess. Now, fill your jars with whatever you like! A small scoop of dirt and fresh flowers looks pretty, as do succulents, feathers, and dried flowers.

Once your jars are full, hang your vases from a nail or hook on an empty wall in your apartment or home. All that’s left to do now is enjoy your creative handiwork!


About Alex Holt

I am a local artist from Brooklyn, NY. I love art, design, books, photography, gardening and blogging.
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