About a month ago I showed you this picture on a post called
“This is tin and is actually a decent size, so I’m going to paint it and put some tall sticks and things in it.”
As promised, I painted it and stuck some sticks in it.
Follow the tutorial to create your own cheap-o sticks-in-a-tin-vase accessory.
Start out with the vase above. Tape some masking tape with paper attached to it on the inside of the vase.
(I’m sure this step could probably be omitted if you want the inside of your vase the same color as the outside.)
Just add spray paint!
I used Gloss Sun Yellow. I was hoping for Lime Green, but our local hardware store was out both times I went. Sun Yellow it is!
After it’s dry bring it inside and get it ready to stuff with twiggy branch stuff.
This project needs that green foamy floral block stuff. Just use a bread knife to sculpt the size and shape you need.
That outta do it.
Why use floral foam? Well, if you don’t have it your twig stuff falls to the side. The foam helps hold it all in the right place.
Now stuff the green floral foam inside your vase.
Does it matter what kind of floral foam to buy? I guess so. They make some for fake plants and then another kind for plants that need water. I NEVER use real plants because I totally kill them, so I only have ever bought the fake plant foam.
Now for the twiggy branch sturff.
Isn’t this pretty? It was pretty much the cheapest stuff I could find that looked halfway decent. I think I paid about two bucks for all of it.
Now that you’re ready, start stuffing!
See how that foam holds the twig up straight? It keeps it right where I want it.
And here’s what it looks like on the inside (for all your visual people)…
I would suggest doing one twig at a time. It’s more time consuming, but the result is so much nicer. I think it took me about 20 minutes to stuff all the twigs in.
Pretty nice, eh?
I’ve got just the place for it…
An inside view of the vase.
Doesn’t it just make you a little happier when you look at it?
I love all the little circles all over the twiggy stuff.
I’m glad I chose yellow.
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