Make This Fun Fabric and Felt Vase Cover

by Tonya Staab
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A fun and easy way to cover up a boring vase is to make a vase cover. This felt and fabric hand-stitched cover is perfect for a little girl.

As those of you who read my blog regularly know, I have a 3-year-old girlie girl. She loves flowers, pink, butterflies, dancing, hosting tea parties for her toys, and dressing up as a princess.

While we were Halloween shopping last month, I found these green Daisy Reeds at Pier 1 Imports and thought they would look beautiful in her bedroom. The only problem, was I didn’t want to put a glass vase in her room because undoubtedly it would be knocked over and broken in no time; either by her carrying her vase of flowers up and down the stairs repeatedly (she LOVES to move everything around and re-decorate) or by her brother hitting it with his hammer (which is the most likely scenario to happen).

I decided to use a plastic glass as a vase and make this felt cover for it.

a hand-sewn fabric and felt vase cover

How to make a felt vase cover


  • Felt sheets (assorted colors)
  • Fabric scraps
  • Button
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors


Cut your felt into a vase shape. Make identical pieces for the front and back, and then the sides.

Cut out pieces of scrap fabric to make a tree with leaves and a bird. Hand-sew these onto the front of the felt vase using embroidery thread. Stitch a button in place for the bird’s eye, and a small felt hard for its wing.

Using embroidery thread, sew the sides and base to the front of the cover, and then sew on the back too.

Once your vase cover is made, insert a thin vase, glass, or glass jar.

A vase cover made out of fabric and felt with a bird and tree on it
This pretty vase cover is perfect for a little girl’s bedroom.

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A handmade felt vase cover

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angela fontenot November 12, 2009 - 7:17 pm

very cute! You are so creative. I am so woefully…not.

Karin November 13, 2009 - 1:20 am

That’s really lovely. A perfect vase for a little girl’s room indeed.

MadWoman November 12, 2009 - 8:46 pm

So cute and creative. Unfortunately it requires talent that I do no possess, but it’s cute all the same.

Melanie November 13, 2009 - 9:33 am

Oh I love this! I have on my list to make is pink felt barratte holder- hopefully it turns out half way as nice as this!

vicky November 13, 2009 - 10:59 am

Love this idea! Wish there was a space in my daughters room for a lovely felt vase, but there’s barely space for her!

Flowers November 14, 2009 - 1:49 am

Nice blog. Love your idea of creating a fabric vase. It looks beautiful on your blog. I would try to create one for myself after going through this blog.

Mammatalk November 14, 2009 - 4:58 pm

Now, that I like!! Darling.

anne November 14, 2009 - 8:08 pm

This is so cute!! I posted about your project on Craft Gossip Sewing:


Tonya Staab December 1, 2009 - 5:34 pm

Thank you so much Anne.

SEO Los Angeles February 3, 2010 - 3:48 am

The first time I saw this I thought that it was a papers put together by glue but its not.

Online Shops February 3, 2010 - 11:57 pm

Wow! Another fantastic job in vase design by them. I hope they keep this up and I expect more from them soon.


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