Make a vase out of sticks! Tutorial time!

By Dana Fox

I have been feeling extra crafty lately!  Did you guys like yesterday’s tutorial by my fiance?! This project is so easy, your children could do it… and the result is adorable!  Here’s how to make a woodland chic fabulous vase!



You will need:

  • Sticks and twigs
  • An empty coffee can
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hand saw or something to cut the twigs with
  • Dark paper

First gather some sticks. This was pretty easy for me, all I had to do was go outside.  Grab your coffee container. I don’t drink coffee, so I used this empty Nesquik container for my vase!

Next you’ll want to cut all of your sticks.  The height of the sticks should be about an inch higher than your container.  Some of them I was able to just snap, the others I had to use my trusty little hand saw.

Cover your can with dark paper. I used some scrap black card stock and hot glued it all the way around.  This is so that you don’t any of see the can peeking through the sticks when you’re finished.

 Then just start gluing!  This works best if your sticks are pretty straight.  I found that using some thinner/more bendy twigs helped fill in spaces and bend around some of the curves of other sticks pretty well.  Make sure that they are all pretty even around the bottom of your can, so it sits flat.

Once I was done gluing the sticks all the way around, I went back in and filled some of the tiny spaces with little extra bits of twigs to hide the can a little better!

That’s it! Can you believe it?    I tied some natural twine around mine and filled it with some autumn inspired fake flowers and things.  I had found some funky twigs outside while gathering my sticks and added them to the arrangement too :)



How cute would it be to make a bunch of these in different sizes!?  Soup cans and stew cans perhaps?

Give it a try and let me know how what you think of the final product!!


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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04045290194113980536 Mrs. T

    Ooo… I LOVE that!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04080402138594685966 Annika

    adorable! You guys are do creative :-)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11700336717012578731 Jessie

    That is so adorable! And easy. And it would cost like nothing to make! Definitely doing this ASAP :)

    xo,
    jessie

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06053683699650165240 Kyla

    Oh, what a creative idea! And the result is so adorable too!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07656086360633952665 Cuppy Cakes

    Hi from http://www.cuppycakes.us

    I love this blog post! I just found myself a little project for the weekend.

    Thanks!
    CB

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15614940560800247144 Faith

    wow, that is incredible and so darn creative! i wish i had that rustic look going on in my home … it would be amazing!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13303990132544482512 Whitney

    So beautiful and easy. How do you think of stuff like this?! I LOVE doing crafts but always get my ideas from other people.. haha So doing this when I get a chance!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13303990132544482512 Whitney

    Oh, and I totally pinned this too =)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14167691214663205067 Chelsea

    That vase is absolutely beautiful! Genius idea :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07650587056374483559 Mr. Taylor and his Lady

    this is so beautiful and so simple. i will be trying this out definitely during the thanksgiving holiday. perfect!!
    xo TJ

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12501658050157786092 Elysha

    I love this! This might be my Pinterest Friday Project this week and I'll link you up!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/18129667890937305926 Shutterbug

    I love that I could make this right now! I have twigs outside and i have containers that I could use! :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08093157856711082661 Mighty Burns

    this is a great idea! I need a hot glue gun now lol

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03354698429643856908 Sidecarsally

    That looks very nice, but I wish you would've asked me before dumping out the rest of the Nesquick :(

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02135468415675663321 Sara Szatmary

    OH MY GOSH! I love this!!!!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13798897904387131347 bellis

    i loved the idea!!

    bellis**
    http://www.bellisgirl.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04872576992263682398 Bonnie

    I always knew that there had to be a way to do this yourself! This seems like a fun project to do, and it doesn't seem overly difficult.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 dana @ wonder forest

    i am sooo glad you guys like this one! it is soooo easy!
    xox dana

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17634700795537501585 sécia
  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09975477573895818097 Melissa Blake

    I just found your blog and SO glad I did…you've got a new follower!! :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16249904564937317880 SaffaKate

    What a stunning idea! This past weekend I recieved 2 bunches of flowers, but only had 1 vase! I ended up using an old plastic cup, but this is a WAY more beautiful idea. THANKS.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00902262024638570811 A Lost Feather

    oh my gosh i defffffinitely want to make this! sooooooo pretty! i saw something similar but it was supposed to be a candle holder.. it looked a bit .. dangerous haha.. a flame near a bunch of dry sticks? i like your idea a LOT better. :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11647520525116180115 Miss Amy

    Beautiful, simple, natural. I love it! Great job girl!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07349777913626385468 Ashley@EisyMorgan

    so beautiful! Love it, new follower:)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10609932948355742017 melissa

    This is amazing! I definitely need to add this to my list of DIYS! Officially bookmarked.

    Saying hi from Little Tree Vintage!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16061338576527106529 Sari

    I love this!!!
    So creative, get me my gluegun!!
    xxoo

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07636855265099660016 Danielle Villano

    Hello from Little Tree Vintage! So glad to have found your blog!

    This is such a sweet project! I'd like to make one for my apartment here at school :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03861489697130450313 April

    Wow. That's really creative. I just may do this!!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03384208467730665869 Kaycie- Redhead Memories

    Cute!! I need to make one!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00557499602803482865 Ashley

    This is such a cool idea! Love how different and fun your blog is:)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11142005036376525810 Dawn

    What a neat idea!!

    Stopping by from Little Tree Vintage, btw. :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06154150974853824945 Barttart

    I can not believe how creative you are! Love it!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16366544476512817102 Janet

    Great idea! I really love the look of the twigs!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12364214578470893821 EvA. . .

    very cool idea! Awesome :) I think you just inspired me to make one :) thanks for sharing!!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00947264686154604439 Liz

    I'm in looove with this vase! Now I just need to figure out where I can find some sticks in the middle of Amsterdam… 😉

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15339243367389831629 Mandy

    Thanks so much for this! I will be doing something like this for my wedding center pieces! U r full of awesome!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05492776100026488294 Pattie

    Don't you just love owning a glue gun! It makes a heck of a difference :)

    Great project to try with my nieces!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04147970920141315262 michele

    the twig project and your blog are lovely!

    found you via the weekend wrapup party and think you may like my special shabby chic giveaway:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

    thanks so much for sharing!

    warmly,

    michele

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16747746751880517588 Cooking for My Kids

    I love this idea – cute, simple, and fun. I cannot wait to make one!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15002603771400627291 Amy

    Wow. That is simply beautiful. So easy and yet so gorgeous. I'm pinning this for sure. And would you pretty please share it here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/csh-thursday-link-party.html

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08827478249955051848 Tanit

    a great idea!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15002603771400627291 Amy

    Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring this tomorrow! Stop by and grab a button if you like! :)
    Thanks again for linking up!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07436565215498969931 Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy

    Ohhh my goodness I am in love with this. So simple and so so so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing how you did everything! I am pretty sure I need about ten of these!!!! I am so happy you joined the co-hosted party at crafty scrappy happy!!!! I am now your newest fan and follower!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07436565215498969931 Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy

    Ohhh my goodness I am in love with this. So simple and so so so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing how you did everything! I am pretty sure I need about ten of these!!!! I am so happy you joined the co-hosted party at crafty scrappy happy!!!! I am now your newest fan and follower!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04482666724279668233 Ashley

    Love this idea!!! Came over from follower fest!!!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13577976087030168262 Mary

    Love it! Thanks for sharing
    =)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03446417961676422054 Megs

    oh my gosh I absolutely LOVE this!!! and I love your whole blog. I'm so glad I found it!

    I'm your newest follower from the Fall Follow Fest :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06210227916611672769 brittany johnson

    hey i'm a new follower. this is super cute! can't wait to see more!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11402658381378447799 Jess Gatlyn

    love this post! love your blog and you are just fabulous! i found you from the fall fest link up! yay! a new fav place for me to explore! :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10228471945901288117 Unknown

    So cute! I just did my own "grab sticks from the yard and make something" post over at my blog: http://ecb.edesignsfashion.com/2011/10/18/decorating-for-fall-for-essentially-free.aspx Think I'll have to make a vase like yours soon!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10228471945901288117 Unknown

    So cute! I just did my own "grab sticks from outside and make something post: http://ecb.edesignsfashion.com/2011/10/18/decorating-for-fall-for-essentially-free.aspx I think I'll have to try making one of theses soon!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05980189809984943947 Kylee Noelle {blog}

    Such a great idea! So easy and adorable. I totally want to make one. I work over at theinspiredroom.net and submitted this project to be featured in the DIY section!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06784567826806175119 kmoore

    Love this little vase. I made one today and was so pleased with how it turned out. I'm using it to display the colorful leaves we collected this fall. Thanks for sharing!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12930255613265332443 samantha

    gorgeous! love the look of your vase, I'll definitely have to try to make my own!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04097341878587900835 Christina P.

    LOVE THIS! Gonna try it out and link this on my blog, too!

    http://thepinteresthousewife.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!