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Caning-Wrapped Vase

Use caning — an intricate material derived from the outer bark of the rattan palm — for an easy tabletop project. With the lightweight material, they can be made in all shapes and sizes.

weave caning vase

Photography: Ted Cavanaugh

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2017

Introduction

This vase cover project appeared in our feature, Weave It In, all about modern home décor pieces made from wicker, caning, jute, rattan, rush, and other durable fibers.

materials

  • Frank Supply press-in caning, 7/16" and 3/8", in Open Mesh, from $8 per linear ft., franksupply.com
  • Scissors
  • Cord

steps

  1. Trim a sheet of caning to a vase’s height and wrap it around.
  2. The natural curvature will hold it in place, but you can secure it at the ends, if you like, by working matching cord through the weave.

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