Wine Jugs and Jute

Jute wrapped wine jugs
This is a project that I shared on Hating Martha for May Day, but it can easily be a project for everyday use.
My friend at Junque Chic 5 had extra wine jugs she had been saving and agreed to donate them to my crafting addiction.
Since I see these larger wine jugs used for lamps and all sorts of cool things, I knew they would have many possibilities.
I decided to do a simple project with them for May Day (since they work so well as vases).  I cleaned them up, and printed out some numbers.
 I wasn’t sure how I would attach the numbers and I didn’t feel like cutting all of them, so I just cut out one and used it to help me freehand trace the number on the jug. If you cut vinyl, it would work perfectly!
Then I took my ginormous pile of twine and started wrapping and hot gluing.
 I glued “here and there”, probably two glue spots per strand circle around the jug.
I wrapped the top and bottom. I think it would be cool to use twine or yarn on the entire vase too.
I think I’ll keep these 3 for me….
and give one to my giving friend with the number 5 and some lilacs in it.
So there ya have it. Another project to use up those wine vases!


  1. Love how these turned out!

  2. This is SUPER cute!!!!! Love the idea 🙂

  3. I love mine! Even my little brother was impressed with your idea…and yes I gave you total credit! You are so creative and thoughtful! Thanks again!!! I can’t wait to give you something else to make beautiful!

  4. I love this. What a great idea. I need one of the bottles. Very clever. Hugs, Marty

  5. love this idea! They look terrific. Those wine jugs are the perfect size for this project. Guess we need to drink more wine, giggle. xo

  6. ahh..these are adorable!! great size! 🙂

  7. Katie, those are just awesome! I love that you left he middle open! And I love the numbers! So fun! Thanks for sharing this project.

  8. So nice! I’m always blown away by your creativity! Great job! I love the numbers!

  9. Pinned it! As if I need another reason to drink wine 😉

  10. This is a real cute idea!!! I’ll be doing this 🙂

  11. Katie, what a super idea! I’m looking for more ideas for recycling and upcycling! This is now on my to do list. I have some of these jugs from our Sangria Party!

    I would LOVE for you to stop over and link this up in our Crafty Saturday Showcase! It runs from Sat-Thur. Then we pick the top post to feature on Friday. We also have a linky for ETSY and Business Crafty items!

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Susie @Bowdabra

  12. Love this idea! My to-do list is getting longer by the minute! I like your idea about covering the entire bottle with rope, but I think I like the way you’ve done it even better. I’m a new fan (I found you via Positively Splendid) and I look forward to following your blog.

  13. They look lovely!


  14. woow..Lovley Job 🙂
    and do not miss….




    it is FUN 🙂
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  15. Unique and clever to leave the mid section clear ` sweet idea!

  16. These are so pretty, I love how you used something that would have otherwise been discarded and turned it into some beautiful! Loving following your blog 🙂 Tanya

  17. I can probably polish off those 3 jugs of wine by tomorrow then get started on the twine!

    Love these – pinning this fabulousness!

  18. Ok are you kidding me?! This is so cool, I love it. What a wonderful idea and I love how you left the middle section open. What a beautiful arrangement.

  19. Awesome. Love the design.

  20. These look amazing! Stopping by from the networking blog hop…I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back 🙂
    Modern Modest Beauty

  21. FABULOUS!! What a great idea, I love these!!!

  22. So beautiful!! Love this idea. Megan

  23. Love this idea! Saw this on Country Momma party. Pinned it!

  24. Hi there…I hopped over from the networking blog hop 🙂 Love these!! I’m linky following…hope you’ll stop by for a visit too! Laurel

  25. Cute idea! These look great! Visiting from Curb Apeal, Block Party, and I’m now a follower!

  26. These are so wonderfully creative. Great job!

  27. Oh I like these!! Very cool!! 🙂 🙂 Happy Monday! xo Holly

  28. I -want to do this!…

  29. I LOVE them!

  30. stopping by from romance on a dime…not sure where I will get wine jugs, but I love the peekaboo aspect of these. I suppose I can use any old glass container.

  31. These are excellent! Sooo cute! I love the peekaboo portion!

  32. Love these thanks for the inspiration!!

  33. I love them where did you get your jute? I went searching but came up empty. I love the addition of the numbers. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

    • I found it at a thrift store! That huge bundle (plus the stuff I’ve already used) for $4. My mom found a bunch at a yard sale the other day too. Hit and miss, I guess.


  34. These are great. They look so pretty all done up. 🙂

  35. Those are so cute and original! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @– where you can win free ad-space on my blog!

  36. Awesome idea!

  37. Wow – such a great idea!! Wine bottles are so versatile.

    I’m pinning this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime!!

  38. This is awesome. What a super way to use wine jugs that are left over. Maybe I need to start serving my neighbors wine more often so I can have some jugs too.

  39. I love this. Aren’t wine bottles of every size great for crafting. I would love it if you would share this on my linky party – Tout It Tuesday.

  40. Hi, Katie

    The bottles look awesome! Great idea. I found your lovely blog on Not just a housewife link party. I enjoyed looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by Have a great week.


  41. The are AWESOME! I have pinned them to my DIY crafts board. And I would love to have you come by, link up and show off this project at the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party begins every Monday and stay open all week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  42. Love this!

  43. This is really neat! Added to my crafting supplies list: wine jugs, jute and a hot glue gun. Sounds kind of relaxing actually.


  44. Wow these are fabulous!!! And I just happen to have 2 of them I decorate with!! Love the twine & numbers!! Found you on Somewhat Simple. I would love t if you would link up today at my linky party going on now.

  45. These are amazing. I think I like your version with the space between the twine – very nice. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  46. How cute is that Katie! Love the way they turned out and the #s are the perfect added touch!
    Thanks for linking up to last week’s Friday Block Party. This weeks party link is live now. Hope you will join us again and link up!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  47. I love how you get a glimpse of the stem in the bottles, much more interesting than a fully-twinned jug! I pinned it (now I have to convince my mom to switch from box wine to jug wine!)I’d love for you to share this at my link party

  48. Great idea! Love how those turned out! The numbers add just the right touch. 🙂

  49. These are awesome – thanks for sharing the tutorial! I featured you today in my Friday I’m In Love favorites!

    Jenn @ Social Salutations

  50. Beautiful!! Gosh, I wish I had a friend handing out wine jugs 😉

    I’ve pinned and I’m about to FB share! Love this project!

  51. Love these! Such a unique and beautiful display.

  52. Loving this! Featuring you today! XO, Aimee

  53. These are so awesome. I’ve done the jute on bottle thing, but I love this take on it. The bottles are great too. Pinning this 🙂

  54. These are so awesome. I’ve done the jute on bottle thing, but I love this take on it. The bottles are great too. Pinning this 🙂

  55. These are lovely! Guess I have to get my wine glass out and chug! I would love for you to come share at my Pinteresting Party if you have a moment.

  56. What a fun idea! I LOVE it!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a safe and fabulous holiday weekend!

  57. Thank you so much for linking up to last week’s Tuesday Confessional! I’ve featured your post, so head on over and grab a new brag button.
    I hope to see you at this week’s party going on now!

  58. Those jugs are sjuper cute! Saw you on Hating Martha as well – great job lady!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  59. LOVE LOVE LOVE these jute/jugs!!! I featured them today on Sew Woodsy!

  60. WOW!!! You’ve done it again! Such consistently amazing projects. I will be featuring you Wednesday night. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  61. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

  62. This is so clever and it so beautiful. 🙂 I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  63. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring your Wine Jugs tomorrow! Love them! Thank you for linking up last week! I would love it if you would link up again this week!

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  65. Featuring you today at Drab to Fab!

    As always, you have come up with an awesome idea! Just beutiful 🙂

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

  66. Im late to the game but these are amazing!! I love them!! Im pinning this immediately. Thanks so much for linking up to Bedazzle Me Monday. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  67. Great job!!

  68. These came out great !

  69. Its just awesome!!!

    These stuffs match your site name… Really very very creative 🙂


  70. Great idea … I love those huge jugs!

  71. Love these- I actually had a similar idea that I have been collecting bottles for. (I can only hope it turns out this lovely when I’m all done) I LOVE how you left the middle open w/ the text- what a great idea. These turned out so pretty!


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