The long hike we took the other day with my husband proved to be quite rewarding for me. Beside getting the much needed exercise and fresh oxygen I sourced, for free, the material for my next DIY project.
In our 14 km hike route we came across so many fallen trees in their decomposing phase, and one in particular caught my eye. I think that it was a birch tree and it was in its early phase of decomposition and most of the bark was almost detached from it. I stopped to check how the nature works out this process, and removed a big piece of bark. Then I figured that I could craft something out using this piece of bark!
On my way home the big bark chunk had split into smaller pieces, so I used these pieces to make two cute rustic eco friendly vases.
I used storage jars as a base, and in order to wrap the bark around the jar I rolled the bark (while it was still wet) and inserted into a glass vase as shown in the collage. The next day I removed the bark from the vase and it had kept it’s curved shape. To complete the project, I wrapped the curved pieces of bark around the jar and secured them with a piece of white ribbon.
Pretty simple DIY project, and as a result I got these two cute, unique, nature inspired vases.
I am loving them, and hope that you will like them too.
Thanks to the following blogsites for featuring this post: The Cottage Market; The Dedicated House; My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia; A Stroll Thru Life; THe 36th Avenue; The Turquoise Home; This Silly Girls Life; The Romance on a Dime; View From The Fridge; Setting for Four; My Repurposed Life; What Megan Makes; The Shabby Nest; The Pink When