Tutorial Week: Scrap Fabric Vases

Tutorial Week Day 5: Happy Black Friday!! As you are reading this, please think of me with black circles under my eyes, holding a ton of shopping bags filled with *awesome* deals, and a big grin on my face. (as long as I don’t get trampled, that is…) Sigh. I heart Black Friday.
Anyways, this is the last tutorial of Tutorial Week. Wahoo! These fabric filled vases probably don’t take any explanation, but I’m going to explain anyway…. because it is still Tutorial Week, at least for one more day. :)
  • Glass Vases
  • rotary cutter (or scissors and a yards stick)
  • scissors
  • plenty of scrap fabric (double sided fabric would be ideal)
  • empty paper towel rolls
Cut your fabric scraps into thin strips. About 1/8″ wide. Get all kinds of colors
Mix your fabric strips to blend the colors.
Cut your paper towel roll down so that it’s a couple inches shorter than the top of your vase.
Then place the fabric between the vase and the paper towel roll.
I’ve seen this done in very large vases and it looks awesome! But large vases can be pricey. These vases were from my wedding. It probably would be nicer to have another glass vase for the center instead of the paper towel roll, but I’m all about saving money and repurposing if I can. So that’s what I did.
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    i think the paper towel roll is better for the environment so WTG – you can't see it anyway!

    i can picture using holiday colored scraps and changing them up for each holiday – TFS :D

  2. 2

    Simple and CUTE!

  3. 3
    Cha Cha

    I love this and what a great way to recycle. THANKS FOR SHARING AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

  4. 4
    The DIY Show Off

    Super cute filler! Great idea and love the results!

    Thanks for adding your creativity to the DIY Show & Tell! :)


  5. 5

    As sewers and/or crafters there are always scraps of material around too small to use..great idea.

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    Valentine Baby 65

    oh, oh, oh!
    yes, I just thought of a great use for those fringe scissors I got for Cmas…I'm going to use some paper and fill a vase with that..then get some fabric to use as well for another vase..
    oh, the possibilities are endless!
    again, thanks for sharing!

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    Judith Glick

    I made this with scraps of fleece left over from the many fleece blankets I have made. I have saved the scraps for years and now I finally got to use them. It looks great and what a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.