Birchbark Vase

February 23, 2017

This Spring, I had the pleasure of co-hosting a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine in NYC. She is the first in our group to have a baby, so as you can imagine, the Pinterest research game was strong. We decided on a bohemian floral woodland theme (whatever that is) and my mind was instantly focused on the floral arrangements! I knew we wanted an organic feel, and the colors we chose were shades of burgundy, sage and cream to tie back to the invitations. After some thought, I decided that a birchbark vessel would be the perfect way to incorporate the “woodland” feel. Keep reading to learn how to make this insanely easy and beautiful vase!

You will need:

  • Dry & clean tin cans and/or glass jars
  • Hot glue gun
  • Birchbark

I dug through my recycling bin, but you can also use any vessel you like. I gathered the birchbark from the woods near my house – it is important to note that you should only use bark that has either naturally fallen or is from a fallen tree or limb so as not to hurt the birch tree. Most woods have an abundance of this!

The easiest way to make a vase is by finding a hollow sleeve of bark and finding a vessel to fit inside! You can trim the bark to fit the exact look you are going for.

birchbark vessel

For a more layered look and if you can only find strips of bark, I used a hot glue gun to attach the bark to cans and jars. It’s so so simple and the result is stunning.

 

The curls of bark on this jar turned out to be my favorite!

While I think these are gorgeous on their own, adding flowers truly takes them to the next level. And the best part, you can reuse them time and time again – simply re-glue if needed.

 

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