Rustic Twig Vase

Good day darlings!  Today, I made another simple home project.  I love bringing the outdoors inside our home.  I think flowers, faux or real, make a room so much more beautiful.  These faux peonies I bought at a local store were only 40 pesos a bunch.  The vase I used was almost free as I just gathered some twigs and used some string and Styro which I already have at home.  I really liked the rustic vibe it had.  I think I would put these at our bedside tables but I will surely move them around the house from time to time.  I love changing things up as I get bored so easily.
Rustic Twig Vase



For this project, we will need the following materials:
1.  Jute string
2.  A small saw
3.  Twigs
4.  Styrofoam
5.  Scissors
6.  A small carton box
Oopss..I forgot to mention, you will also need a cutter for your Styrofoam.
Rustic Twig Vase

First up, decide how tall your twigs will be.  I cut mine about 4 inches tall each. This size is perfect for my peonies to just peak through.   I wanted the vase about the size of a small rectangular bread pan.
Rustic Twig Vase

Cut about 50 to 60 twigs per vase .  For this project, I am making two vases so I will need about 120 twigs.  You can cut more or less than this amount depending on the thickness of the twigs and the size of your vase.  The smaller the vase, the less twigs you will need.
Rustic Twig Vase
Next, get your box then cut it in half.  I am using this recycled taco box.  Join the two parts of the box together to form a smaller box.  Set this aside.
Rustic Twig Vase
Get a sharp cutter then cut 2 pieces of Styrofoam the same size as the box you made.  The Styrofoam must fill the entire box.  This is where we will stick our flowers in place later.
Rustic Twig Vase
Next, get your twigs.   Tie a single knot at the center of your first twig.  This will make our vase stick together without using glue stick or wood glue.  I found glue stick does not adhere to the wood as much and the wood glue is very messy plus because our twigs do not have perfect shape, the glue will peak through and be more visible which is very unsightly.
Rustic Twig Vase
Next, attach your second twig by tying another single knot.  Do this for the rest of your twigs until you reach the desired length.  Just add a twig then tie a single knot to attach it.
Rustic Twig Vase
After you tied all the twigs at the center, we need to make our vase stronger by doing the same for the top and bottom.  Again, tie a single knot for each twig.
Rustic Twig Vase
Once you are done tying your twigs, just bring the two ends of the string and tie it to the very first twig you made to secure.  Place the Styrofoam inside the box then place your box inside your newly formed twig vase.
Rustic Twig Vase
Secure the twigs to the box by making sure you tied the knots tightly.  The ties should be snug so the twigs are not wobbly.
Rustic Twig Vase
Stick the flowers of your choice to your Styrofoam and you are done!  Note:  If you do not like the idea of using a box and Styrofoam, you can always use a clear glass vase and wrap it with the twigs, much more easier :)  I just used what I already have in our house, so box and Styro it is!
Rustic Twig Vase
I love how it turned out :) I hope you did too!
Have fun!
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46 comments:

  1. How do you never run out of ideas? I'm seriously amazed! :)

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  2. It just looks so good! And I'm sure so much more satisfying knowing that you made it yourself! Awesome work, Angel!

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  3. That's a gorgeous looking vase. Awesome DIY . I am gonna try them :D

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  4. nice idea !
    xo

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  5. So beautiful! Love the way it turned out! x

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  6. This looks pretty. Okay, I now deem you as the DIY queen :p

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  7. I really love how creative u are! I love how this vase is so natural looking, def my taste :) I was thinking of getting flowers too soon for my home, now that it's spring!
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  8. Ooh, I love this! Happy spring!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. happy spring my dear! :) stay beautiful!

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  9. You have done such an amazing work! It looks so beautiful! I enjoyed seeing how you made this, you make it look so easy.
    Thanks for commenting my blog!
    Take care.

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    1. thanks alexandra :) will definitely visit your blog again :)

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  10. Wow, what a pretty and inexpensive idea - love it!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

    P.S.: Thanks for leaving some nice words on my last post!

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    1. thank you kati :) love you cat. so adorable!

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  11. Wow! You have made a really great creation! The result is ao cute!

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  12. Oh very cute idea~
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  13. This is really cute but simple too. I would've never thought to use twigs like that.

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  14. Oh wow, you're so amazing on making it yourself. So adorable and lovely. ox

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  15. Wow, this is so lovely and easy idea, have to DIY it !

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  16. i tried to make one similar to this with a candle holder but it didnt look nearly as nice as this lol. and i know why na, i didnt use twig to tie them up together, it looks too irregular. :D also nice to spray paint them gold or silver for the holidays :)

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    1. nice idea sis! thanks for stopping by!

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  17. You are so creative! This really is a lovely way to have a little touch of the outdoors in the home. I'd love to try it with a vase.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. thank you rowena :) was looking for a vase but couldn't find one :)

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  18. Great job! You are so creative!!
    kisses
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  19. It's so beautiful and original!
    Mafalda ❤
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  20. Lovely DIY dear. You are very innovative sweets :)
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  21. This is such a lovely DIY. It's so pretty and quite original!!
    I would love to make this for my dorm room next year haha!
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    1. yay! thanks mindy! good luck on NYU!

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  22. Gosh, you make the prettiest things! I wish I can be as crafty as you!
    (^^,)

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    1. thanks sis! :) you can do that too ;) practice lang.

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