Use Twine & Wooden Beads To Transform A Plain Dollar Tree Glass Vase

Deer Run Revamps
by Deer Run Revamps
5 Materials
1 Hour

The cylinder glass vases from dollar tree are simple, plain, and perfect to use for so many projects!

This tutorial shows you how I brought a glass vase from boring to boho fabulous in less than an hour!

*Price listed is as if you had to buy everything needed including the hot glue gun. But most, if not all, of the items used in this tutorial are already in your home

Plain vase
Updated vase

Gather up your materials-

7 or 9 inch cylinder glass vase ( I used a 9 inch)

Rubbing alcohol (to clean the glass)

Jute Twine (I used a thicker twine, 3.2mm or #72

12 10mm wooden beads

Thinner twine than the 3.2mm (mine is from dollar tree)

Paper towels


Hot glue gun and glue sticks


Super glue

Decorative trim

Use rubbing alcohol and clean the glass really well, including the bottom and very top on the inside

Put a dab of hot glue on the end of the twine and glue it just inside over the top lip

Pull the strand straight down and cut it leaving about 1/4-1/2 inch that you can glue to the bottom

Put a dab of hot glue on the very end you just cut

And glue it to the bottom. Make sure the twine is straight up and down

You can use a rubber spatula to press the strand down and save your fingers from getting burned by the hot glue

Glue another piece of twine in the same manner on the opposite side

Now you have two pieces glued at both top and bottom directly across from each other

Now you want to glue a piece in the middle of those two

And then one across from that one

Now one in the middle of each of those

And again, hot glue a piece a jute in the middle of each string

And once more until you have 32 pieces each hot glued to just the top and bottom of the vase

Grab your thinner twine

You can see in the photo above how much thinner the twine is than the thicker twine I've been using so far

Cut off a 6-8 inch piece and slide the thin twine under 8 pieces of the larger twine.

Then, slide on 3 of the 10mm beads on one side of the string

Tightly tie (not too tight that you tear the twine off the glass vase) a double knot so that the 8 strands of thick twine somewhat bunch together and to keep the beads tight next to one another.

Cut off the excess thinner jute leaving just a little bit so that knot doesn't come undone.

Optional - at this point, you could add just a dab of super glue to the knot so that it never comes undone, but it is not necessary (I did not do it)

Shimmy the knot so that it's hidden behind the beads. This can be a bit tricky, just be careful not to pick the knot undone

Continue this process 3 more times for a total of 4 sets of 8 strands bunched together

Now for the finishing touches -

I have this braided twine that I love! I got it from Michael's. You can use any of your favorite decorative strings, trims, or even the same thicker twine that we've been using

Hot glue the decorative trim around the bottom. I did two rows

Make sure to start and end all of your finishing strands in the same area. This will be the back side of the vase

For the underside, I used the thicker twine and made a tight circle all the way around the bottom to hide the glued ends.

I made sure that the last row butted up directly next to the decorative braided twine I just applied in the previous step

At the top, I hot glued 2 rows of the braided twine, but I didn't like how the lip looked, so I also hot glued 2 rows of the thicker twine to hide that

Then I decorated!

This is totally my style and it was very inexpensive to make, and super easy too!

Wooden Beads and twine are one of my favorite combos!

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  • Elaine Elaine on Feb 07, 2022

    If you were to use this for live flowers, how would you wash it?

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  • Sewtime Sewtime on Feb 25, 2022

    Very nice, I have the twine already, so it looks like a trip to the Dollar Tree in the near future! Thank you for sharing! 💕

  • MADI MADI on Apr 14, 2022

    Another beauty.