Another Pinterest inspired project. Actually it was originally a Martha Stewart project but I found it on Pinterest. This also happens to be a Stashbusting September project since I had left over twigs from the wreath I made last year!
I was looking for something to so with those things!
It starts with a plain ole aluminum can which I wrapped in painter's towels from another project from last year.
First I glued vertically along the length of the can.
Then I carefully glued around the bottom lip of the can and wrapped the fabric around.
Then I overlapped the fabric and glued it down, making sure to have a nice vertical seam.
Next I folded over and glued the fabric inside the can to hide the sharp edges. If you're planning to use this as a vase don't let the fabric go too far down into the can, or else it will get wet.
Then start gluing those twigs. This takes a lot of glue, so be sure to have extra glue sticks near by for refills!
Some twigs won't be perfectly straight which is why I covered the can, so even if there were gaps you wouldn't see metal. I used some really small twigs to fill in large gaps once it was all done. I recommend trying to line up the twigs before you glue them down to get a nice pattern and not have one really curved twig next to a perfectly straight one.
To make sure the twigs didn't scratch any tables, I cut and glued a piece of brown felt to fit the bottom of the can.
Now it slides easily and won't leave a mark!
To finish it off, I tied a raffia ribbon around the vase and glued it on at the bow so it wouldn't slip.
I added a printable label which I coloured in and tied around the bow. It's a perfect addition to the owl rock magnets, so I gave them both to the lucky Leah for her 25th b-day on Saturday!