Are you loving the cane trend we’re seeing in home decor lately? As a fan of the tropical- British Colonial style, I’ve always been attracted to furniture and decor made with cane. So needless to say, I’m thrilled to see more of a selection in the stores. Of course, I’m always looking for ways to decorate on a budget so I tried an easy DIY caning project – a cane wrapped vase.
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Cane Wrapped Vase – An Easy DIY Project:
Supplies Needed to Make a DIY Cane Wrapped Vase:
Cane Webbing (my set came with optional trim)
Cylinder Vase (mine is 8″)
How to Make a DIY Cane Wrapped Vase:
Wrap the piece of caning around your vase and measure the size you need.
For my vase, I wanted the cane webbing to cover the full vase but I’ve seen some with it going halfway up. Just measure for the look you want.
Cut the cane with sharp scissors.
Apply glue to the edge of the caning while wrapping it around the vase.
When applying the glue, I switched back and forth between the top and bottom of the vase to make sure the cane stayed on.
You have to move quickly before the glue cools so be careful you don’t burn yourself!
Apply the hot glue along the seem where the cane meets.
Be sure to pull the cane tightly and try to get it to line up the best you can. Worst case scenario, turn your cane wrapped vase around so the seem is hidden in the back! (Thankfully, mine ended up pretty straight.)
Trim off any stray pieces of cane from the top or bottom of the vase.
At this point, you can choose to wrap the top and/or bottom of the cane vase with a trim. When I attempted to use the binding included in my cane webbing kit, it was too stiff to work with. I softened it by soaking it in water but still wasn’t happy with the results so I decided to leave my vase without the trim.
Overall, I’m happy with the way my cane wrapped vase turned out. After all, I am calling this an “EASY DIY” so there’s no need to complicate it!
And since it was such an easy project, I used extra pieces to wrap a couple glass votives in cane. Recently, I included them on my outdoor tablescape too! I also included the vase when I decorated a bar cart.
* For even more summer DIY projects, be sure to read – DIY Summer Decor Ideas!
Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to create a cane wrapped vase of your own!
What’s your latest DIY project?
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