Make a Pretty Stamped Fabric Vase Cover

by Tonya Staab
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Get creative and make a pretty stamped fabric vase cover that you will want to keep out all of the time. These make wonderful gifts too.

Disclosure:  I was provided with the product for the purpose of this review

I recently received some fabulous Faber-Castell Mix & Match products to try out. After days and days of procrastinating as to what I should make with them – and perusing every single page of the design memory craft blog I had an idea while washing dishes. I happened to be washing out a large crushed garlic jar to pop into the recycling bin when I finally had an idea to turn it into a vase and add a fabric vase cover to it.

a stamped fabric vase cover filled with flowers
Stamp a design on a piece of fabric to make a pretty vase cover.

How to make a stamped fabric vase cover


  • Vase or glass jar
  • Canvas
  • Sewing machine (and thread)
  • Mix and Match products – see below
  • Scissors

The products I received from Faber-Castell were the Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler and Color Gelatos & Clear Stamp kit.

Faber Castell Mix n Match art products

With the various products in the Mix & Match collection, you can create absolutely stunning pieces of work. 


Step 1

Using a tape measure, take the measurements of your jar and cut out a piece of the canvas allowing an extra 5mm all around for a hem.

Step 2

Choose a clear stamp and attach it to a stampers block.  Fill in the detail on the stamp using the Color Gelatos – you can brush over these with water to create a watercolor effect. I used 3 colors on mine: Metallic pink gelato around the outside, orange just inside that, and yellow toward the center of each wing. Stamp onto your canvas.

a clear butterfly stamp on a stampers block
Use a butterfly stamp to stamp a pretty butterfly onto canvas.

I then used the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil in red to highlight the details around the butterfly.  These pencils are permanent, but again, if you brush a little water over the top it creates a beautiful watercolor effect.

Step 3

Color over a worded stamp using the Metallic PITT® Artist Pen and stamp just underneath the butterfly.  I did this in two stages as the phrase was quite long and I wanted to separate it over two lines.

A faber castell metallic art pen used on canvas
Write over a stamp with a metallic pen and stamp it on fabric.
Step 4

Using a Yellow Gelato in a downright position stamp a few scattered circles around your design.

a faber castell yellow gelato pen used on canvas
Stamp circles onto canvas using a Faber Castell yellow gelato.
Step 5

Create a frame around your design using a PITT® Pastel Pencil. Add highlights using the Metallic PITT® Artist Pen.

A design added to a canvas vase cover using Faber Castell mixed media products.
Add a pretty butterfly design to a canvas fabric vase cover.

I had a cardboard scrapbooking frame that I used as a stencil to create the frame around my design.

Step 6

Sew hems on the top and bottom of your canvas using a zigzag stitch to prevent fraying.  Stitch the open side together using a straight stitch to make a sleeve and very carefully wiggle it down over your jar.

The possibilities truly are endless with these amazing products. 

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Shannon Woolf April 30, 2011 - 6:08 pm

This would be great to win! [email protected]

Kim P May 1, 2011 - 6:31 am

What a wonderful way to dress up a container! I love flowers and this is a great way to make it even more beautiful!

Valerie Stayton May 1, 2011 - 10:59 am

WOW!! That is awesome. Oh pick me please. ;-D
Have a blessed week.

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Amy B. May 1, 2011 - 11:25 am

How beautiful. Love your creativity!

Becky Dowd May 1, 2011 - 5:48 pm

Love this idea!!!!! You know how to reach me! 😉 But in case you forget- [email protected] I’d love to make something Kitchen-y for the biz! 🙂

Melanie B May 2, 2011 - 12:22 am

there are some really neat things that have come out for decorating/stamping/scrapbooking etc! Thanks for the chance to win

[email protected] May 2, 2011 - 4:15 am

I love to craft.

crystle tellerday May 2, 2011 - 5:03 am

my cousin dawn has a craft room and would like this

Sabirah May 2, 2011 - 9:28 am

i would love to win this!

Denise B. May 2, 2011 - 8:05 am

Have a sunny day! 🙂

Pat May 2, 2011 - 8:14 am

My granddaughter would enjoy this.

Sharon Harmon May 2, 2011 - 8:53 am

What a wonderful new concept for crafts! 😉

Sarah Matos May 2, 2011 - 6:11 pm

This would be a awesome win!

Vanessa May 3, 2011 - 9:52 am

I think these would definitely inspire some new craft ideas for me! Great give-away 🙂

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Theresa D May 3, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Beautiful vase! These sound like great products.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

ashley May 3, 2011 - 9:55 pm

oohhh… new art supplies! how exciting

Julie L May 4, 2011 - 8:56 am

The heart stamped cozy is so pretty
thanks 4 the giveaway
[email protected]

Mia J. May 4, 2011 - 10:02 am

I am always looking for new craft ideas. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Valeen N May 4, 2011 - 11:50 am

Very cute vase and a great idea! Thanks for the fun contest!

Erin E May 4, 2011 - 3:40 pm

What a gorgeous design! I love the colors. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Erin G May 4, 2011 - 5:15 pm

This is a cute design! Great craft giveaway 🙂


Erin D. May 4, 2011 - 5:26 pm

I love the color of the butterfly. The watercolor pencils would be great to try out.

April May 4, 2011 - 6:07 pm

What a beautiful jar cozy! I’m afraid I’d never make anything so cool but I’d certainly love to try.

Miranda Ward May 4, 2011 - 6:15 pm

This is a great craft!

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Rachel May 4, 2011 - 6:41 pm

What a beautiful piece you’ve created. I would love to win these tools so I could do the same. Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

beveanne mckinley May 4, 2011 - 7:05 pm

this sounds like a terrific idea for birthday gifts

Andi S May 4, 2011 - 8:06 pm

This looks like such fun! I would love to get to create this too!

Monique Rizzo May 4, 2011 - 8:25 pm

The vase is beautiful,
Thanks for the chance.
[email protected]

cass May 4, 2011 - 10:31 pm

oh i adore stamping of any kind!
wombatpurple at yahoo dot com

Gianna May 4, 2011 - 11:24 pm

I would love to win 🙂

Erin Cook May 5, 2011 - 4:56 am

I would love to win this!
[email protected]

kate dunn May 5, 2011 - 5:28 am

cool idea! i would love to win 🙂 thanks!

kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

Veronica Garrett May 5, 2011 - 5:50 am

I love your design. I would love to win these craft supplies. Thanks. [email protected]

susan smoaks May 5, 2011 - 6:35 am

this is a wonderful giveaway, please accept my entry
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

caryl May 5, 2011 - 6:43 am

Wow, love it! I could really use this and enjoy it!
Thanks for such a fantastic, and unique, giveaway!

spcale at yahoo dot com.

brittany rebello May 5, 2011 - 6:55 am

This is an awesome craft!

kathy pease May 5, 2011 - 7:43 am

Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in 🙂

Tonya Staab May 5, 2011 - 11:49 am

Congratulations Kate, you are the winner of this giveaway.

DanV May 5, 2011 - 8:28 am

We’d have fun with this

Sand May 5, 2011 - 9:37 am

What a great craft set!

Erin Cook May 5, 2011 - 2:31 pm

I would love to win this, what an unique gift!
[email protected]

Tonya Staab May 8, 2011 - 9:50 pm

Congratulations Sabirah you are a winner of this giveaway.  I will be contacting you shortly.


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