.: The finished Twig Vase ~ Inspired by children and nature! :.
Today the children were intent on gathering twigs and found objects in nature to create. While watching their play I found inspiration and soon this twig vase was born!
You Will Need:
Recycled glass jar / Mason jar
Hot gluegun / Glue sticks
Dried twigs of equal size
Flowers for the finished vase
.: Cutting dried twigs from the Lilac bush :.
Step One: Measuring The First Twig
Choose a recycled glass jar or mason jar for this project and bring it outside with you to use as a measuring guide. Pre-measure a twig against the side of the jar to make a template for your twig vase.
.: The bundle of equal sized twigs we used to create the twig vase :.
Step Two: Cutting Equal Sized Twigs
Cut as many twigs as you will need to encircle your glass jar (using the first cut twig as your ruler.)
Bonsai shears work very well for this. Use a tool that will give a precise cut to leave the bottom of the glass jar with a flat surface to sit upon.
You may keep the tops of the twigs similar heights, or it also looks very natural to stagger them a bit to blend with the flower's differing heights.
.: We begin gluing twigs to the mason jar :.
Step Three: Gluing
Begin with a line of hot glue down the side of the glass jar and place the first twig in place.
.: Some of the gaps may later be filled in with smaller twigs :.
As more twigs are glued into place you will find each sit nicely against the last by locating a similar curve to the other twigs.
Gaps can be filled in later with thin twig pieces.
.: Make sure the bottom is cut more precisely than the top so that the vase will sit flat on the table :.
.: The finished Twig Vase :.
Once your vase is completely covered with twigs you can enjoy gathering up flowers from the garden to fill your new twig vase!
Similar to my last vase tutorial, these vases would also make lovely tea light holders. In a set of two or three they would make a wonderful gift!
.:May your days be inspired by the creativity of your little ones!:.