Here’s an upcycled project using bottles or jars and natural jute. You could substitute other forms of rope/yarn.
Bottles or jars – I used a large Riesling wine bottle (18.5”), a large Arbor Mist wine bottle (13″), and a Crown Royal bottle (7.5″).
Tacky glue ($2.99 at Hobby Lobby) – less than ½ bottle did all of these.
Natural jute #48 ($18.99 less $7.60 with 40% off coupon = $11.39) –This roll of jute is HUGE (900 feet), so I will have to come up with more projects involving jute (I’d appreciate suggestions).
Use a small piece of wax paper under the base of the bottle. Start by cutting the jute at an angle, and glue towards the bottom of the bottle. I glue horizontally around the bottom of the first row of jute to be sure it holds; you may have to press on the first row of jute for several seconds to get a good hold. (sorry, I did not get a photo of this step). I started my jute at the bottom of the bottles and wrapped it tightly, pushing down every few rows so no glass showed through, but you may want to try different looks).
After the first row is started, glue vertically a few inches (up and down) all the way around the bottle, and start wrapping. Again, I push the jute down every few rows to get a tight look.
Finish the top of the bottle by cutting the Jute at an angle, and secure with tacky glue applied horizontally around the top.
Voila, you’ve upcycled glass bottles. These make great gifts!!