I Love to Create: It’s About Twine!

It’s that time of year again for picnic tables and patio dining.  Whether you’re throwing a garden party or just treating yourself to lunch al fresca; it’s the little added details that make eating (or even just sitting) and event. This week on I Love to Create I re-use old mason jars, breathing new life into them with some twine and decorative ribbon! 

Mason Jar & Twine Vases

8 oz. Mason Jars
Twine (found at craft & hardware stores)
Decorative Ribbon
For Knitted Version Only:
Size US 8 (4.5mm) Knitting Needles
Tapestry Needle

Wrapped Version

Glue twine onto mason jar by applying Liquid Fusion and wrapping twine around.  Take care to keep each wrapped round butted-up against the one above, so there aren’t any gaps.  Once jar is covered, snip off; let dry.

Apply Liquid Fusion around perimeter of jar lid.  Smooth piece of decorative ribbon over glue. Cut excess.  Let dry.  

Knit Version

Cast-on (CO) 14 sts.  Work in garter stitch (knit every row) until piece is long enough to stretch firmly around jar.  Bind off (BO).
Using tapestry needle & twine, seam up the back.  Slip over jar.  
Embellish same as Wrapped Version.

Here’s to simple decor and lovely, outside entertaining!
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18 Responses to “I Love to Create: It’s About Twine!”

  1. Cheryl

    could you knit it in the round and avoid the seam? Very cute!

  2. Craft Hippie News

    adorable. You could use that colored twine – that multi colored that almost looks tiedyed…. The craft hippie likes that best. I think I have some and some empty jars from pickles 😉

    The home bound Craft Hippie

  3. Vickie Howell

    Cheryl–Yup! You’d just need to measure the circumference of the jar (and subtract an inch or so it fits snugly) and multiply that number by how many stitches per inch your getting. This will give you your cast-on number. 🙂

  4. Heather Kelly

    oh so creative! I have some of this lying around. I’m going to make some right now! Now maybe I can get that patio table to go with it! 🙂 Ohhh, idea! I’ll put some of those natural citronella candles in some for when we are eating outside!!

  5. Lisa

    Can anyone tell me where they purchased their twine? The twine that I purchased is impossible to work with. I have never knit with anything but yarn so any recommendations would be appreciated! : )

  6. Vickie Howell

    Lisa, I got mine at Hobby Lobby. I’m not going to kid you though, twine is not all that enjoyable to knit with. I just dig the earthy results. 🙂

  7. Samantha

    I love the vases! Silly question, but how did you create a hole in the lid so that the flowers can be placed in with the lid on?

  8. Mille

    I can’t wait to make one of these great nice looking jars. I love to to flower gardening. I might even make one of these jars and plant a flower or two and display it on my deck.

  9. Heidi

    Thanks! I’ll be doing this to a bunch of leftover centerpieces :o) I’m not crafty at all and appreciate the easy idea.