How to make a birch bark vase

How to make a birch bark vase

Add a festive touch to your home with this easy birch bark vase.

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Do To do in January

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Do not To do in May

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Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do To do in October

Do To do in November

Do To do in December

This quick project has got to be one of the easiest, requiring literally a few easy steps to transform this old jam jar into a rustic decoration.

Once the glue has dried, you can fill it with lots of plant material from the garden, whether it’s stems laden with berries, or plants with autumn and winter fragrance. Discover scented plants for every month.

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Keep on reading to find out how to make this birch bark vase.


You Will Need

  • Sections of papery birch bark
  • Glue
  • Elastic bands
  • Clean glass jar
  • Plant foliage such as holly, eucalyptus stems, fir sprigs, larch cones on stems

Total time:

Step 1

Starting with your clean jar, glue sections of birch bark to it. Hold them in place with elastic bands until dry.

Gluing on the birch bark
Gluing on the birch bark

Step 2

Once the glue has dried fill the jar with water, then start adding and arranging the winter foliage inside.

Arranging the winter foliage
Arranging the winter foliage

Cutting your foliage

While collecting and cutting your foliage, bring a bucket of water with you to immerse the fresh cuttings in as you go, keeping them fresh and preventing wilting.