While rumaging in the cupboard that has vases and candles in it and I found a few baby food jars that I have been hoarding since I had little C (I've had several ideas that I wanted to try with them, but my concepts and execution never quite met...). Then the "A-HA!" moment hit. I whipped out the little piece of pale hessian (burlap for my US friends) and took a quick trip to Bunnings for some Jute twine.
I just cut a strip the width that I wanted (plus a wee bit extra) and frayed the edge out slightly. I wrapped it around the jar, added a dab of lampshade glue, and tied a piece of jute around it and knotted it. I did try a bow, but I wanted to go for a more nautical/country feel.
|Please excuse the crummy evening photography.|
I'll be back later this week with some more party bits and pieces.