A few days ago I was wandering around Dollar Tree looking for things that might be useful for Halloween crafts.  I came upon a shelf full of curvy, round vases, and immediately thought they would make cute Jack-o-lanterns.  With a little yarn and some felt, vase is now much more festive!  Use one to hold flowers, a candle, or some sweet treats!  You could also use white yarn and googly eyes to make a matching mummy vase!

Project estimate:

  • Vase, $1
  • Orange yarn on hand or $1 and up
  • Black felt, on hand or about $0.33
  • Glue, on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  $1 and up

Start by flipping your vase upside-down and making a bead of glue all the way around the bottom edge.  Press the end of the yarn into the glue and wrap it all the way around; let the glue dry before moving on.

Wrap the yarn in a spiral around the vase, adding a dab of glue every few inches to keep the yarn held firmly in place.

Continue wrapping until you have reached the top of the vase.

Cut Jack-o-lantern features out of a piece of black felt.

Glue the features onto the yarn-wrapped vase.

Trim the top of the vase with a ribbon tied in a pretty bow, which adds a finishing touch and also covers the end of your yarn.  Now all that’s left to do is find the perfect place to display it!