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Branch Vase

What to do:
Step 1: 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.

Step 2: Cut as many twigs as you will need to encircle your glass jar (using the first cut twig as your ruler.) 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.

Step 3: Begin with a line of hot glue down the side of the glass jar and place the first twig in place.

Step 4: Once your vase is completely covered with twigs you can enjoy gathering up flowers from the garden to fill your new twig vase.

Step 5: 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.

What you need:
1. Recycled glass jar / Mason jar
2. Hot gluegun / Glue sticks
3. Dried twigs of equal size
4. Flowers for the finished vase

Estimated time needed: 30 minutes plus drying

ref: gardenmama.typepad.com

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