"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf -

Twig Vase

Daisies are the best!!!  I've always loved them, so when I saw these cute daisies at Walmart, they literally jumped into my shopping cart!  I bought 3 of them at $1 each, but I think I want to go and get a few more, because they're nice - they look real!  I want a bigger cluster in my vase. 
Now the job was to find the perfect thing to put them in.


I wanted a natural looking vase to house my daisies.  So my mind started wandering to what I've seen around lately.  Since the snow melted, the backyard has been loaded with little twigs from the winds of autumn, winter and spring. 
I've had my girls gather them into piles, and they play "camping" in the yard with their "campfire".

Anyway, I have a birthday coming up and I told Katia that I had got her a present that she could give me for my birthday, but first she had to help me make it.  She was all excited about this, and so was I, because it meant I could stay inside while she went out and brought me in some twigs!!!
Perfect!  Thanks Katia, now go and play while I play with the sticks!!!

There's my $2 dollar store vase that will soon be covered in twigs.  I just broke the twigs to approximately the right height.  If they were thick twigs, I scored them with scissors first where I wanted the break to be, and then snapped them easily.

I used my hot glue gun to glue the thicker twigs on first - and I only burned my thumb twice (both times in the same spot of course!)

Then I filled in the gaps with the smaller twigs.  I kept going around the vase until all the glass was covered.

I saved a few skinny forked twigs to put between my daisy stems.  Then in went the daisies!  Now it just needed a ribbon tied around the twigs to finish it off - and help hold any loose twigs in place!  Went to my ribbon stash and decided on this sagey green coloured one.

And there we have it - didn't Katia do a fabulous job on my birthday gift!!!

Ahh, beautiful daisies - they always make me smile!!!  As Meg Ryan said in "You've Got Mail", "Daisies are the friendliest flower.  Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?" 

(And my family knows that when I pass away, I want a casket spray full of daisies!!! lol) 

5 comments:

  1. Love this!!! I may have to copy ya, if you don't mind!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Go right ahead!!! I'd love to see how yours turns out!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love this! I will definitely be making one!

    I'd love it if you linked up to my Making a Home linky.

    Linda @ Linda's Lunacy
    http://www.lindaslunacy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love your twig vase. I would love to make one too. I bought the exact vase at the Dollarama on Monday. I plan on using it this fall to put little Jack-b-little pumpkins in. I saw it in a picture once. They just stacked the little pumpkins in this vase. So cute. So now, of course I can make my vase, and go back for another base to use with the pumpkins this fall!! Thank you for a GREAT idea!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. LOVE this so much!!! I'm in a complete natural phase and would love to try this idea. Thanks so much for sharing it, it would make me happy too-
    Wendy

    ReplyDelete