A $1 DIY – A Twig Vase

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

When I woke up this morning it was snowing outside. This had me feeling a little under the weather. No sun. I needed the feel for a little spring. Since winter often keeps me inside, I thought I needed a little DIY. Still exposed and not covered with snow, were some willow twigs laying on the ground. So I gathered a few.

This little project is not my own. I borrowed the DIY project from Karianne at Thistlewood Farms https://thistlewoodfarms.com/diy-wood-twig-vase/. She has the most amazing and beautiful blog along with some great DIYs.

Things that catch my eye: Unique and inexpensive!

I love a craft that starts with inexpensive and may end with $1. This project literally cost me a dollar plus tax and a little white spray paint that I had in my stash. The dollar expense went to the glass vase I purchased at the Dollar Store.

Step 1: This is what I started with. A glass vase, approximately 8″ tall, from the dollar store that cost $1.

Step 2: Gather some twigs from your yard. I used a variety of smaller and larger twigs for this project. I cut the twigs with a pair of garden shears. I did not measure for complete accuracy since I wanted the finished product to have some character.

Step 3: Spray paint the twigs white. After spray painting the twigs white and letting them dry, I began gluing them to the vase.

Some gluing tips:

  1. Before gluing, place the twig against the vase so you know where to add the glue. The twigs will not be straight and the entire twig will not lay against the glass.
  2. Make sure to leave space when you are gluing the first layer of twigs.
  3. My first layer of twigs, I began with the larger size all around the vase. I used the smaller twigs to fill in the gaps of the larger twigs.
  4. Since I didn’t measure the height of the twigs, there is a little variation at the top. This I liked for it’s added character.
Here, you can see the variation in the height of the twigs.

I kept gluing until I had completely covered the vase.

Step 4. When the first layer was finished, I went back and added a second layer of twigs filling in the spaces between the larger twigs. I used smaller diameter twigs to glue on top of the larger first layer.

My Finished Vase

I added some water and roses!

What more can a girl ask for?

I paired it with this little pink stool, a little wonky in nature, but cute none the less.

I hope you enjoyed this little spring craft and it inspires you to create your own twig vase.

If you need further directions stop by Thistlewood Farms at https://thistlewoodfarms.com/diy-wood-twig-vase/.

Another Rustic and Refound from my wild west stylin’ for my wild west livin.’


2 thoughts on “A $1 DIY – A Twig Vase

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    1. Oh thank you KariAnne! I love your blog and couldn’t resist in making your twig vase and sharing! I am so honored to have you comment! I am a student of yours from the webinar back in January. Thank you for sharing your many talents.


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