Thursday, March 29, 2012

Snow White Party -- Cut Wood Vase Tutorial

I wanted to share a quick tutorial on this vase I made for our Snow White birthday party

The inspiration for the vase came from the wreath I made for our front door.  When I saw this one at diy kinda girl, I knew I had to have one of my own.  I made the wreath following her directions pretty closely.  I did use brown burlap instead of felt to cover my wreath form.  I added a little Happy Birthday banner out of scrapbook paper for the big day.  I loved my wreath so much when it was done that I wanted to make something coordinating for the inside.  I decided on a large vase that could hold some flowering branches from the yard.
Because I'm cheap, I didn't want to spend money on my base, so I started with two empty green bean cans.  These are the giant ones from Sam's Club.  I used the can opener to open up the bottom of one of the cans so that it was just an empty tube.

 I used black electrical tape (because that's what I could find) to hold them together once they were stacked on top of one another.

 Just like with the wreath, I wrapped the whole thing in brown burlap strips, secured with hot glue.

 I started gluing the wood discs on, thinking of it like a puzzle, large pieces first, then fill in with the smaller ones.
I just kept turning it around, filling in until I got close to the top.

I added some cut forsythia branches and it made for the perfect natural element to our dessert table.  I wouldn't fill the water past the top of the bottom can, just in case it's not water tight.  The vase itself is pretty heavy with all of that wood, so it could really hold some tall branches and make a large visual statement.

If you're interested in seeing the other details of our Snow White party, check these out:


  1. What a great project! I love the wreath as well. Megan

  2. Oh my goodness! That is so cool! Love it! What a great idea! Please come link up at my place and share this with my group if you can! It's fabulous!
    One Chatty Chic

  3. Very cool and unique - love that!
    I would love if you came by my Creative Inspirations party to link it up! I would love to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  4. Wow! I love your vase and the wreath. I'm definitely inspired! I'd love it if you'd link this post to my Show & Tell party @ the Delectable Home. New party starts Monday morning.

  5. Your wreath and vase are absolutely adorable. And no self-party promotion in comments peeps. Eek! I might have missed this in your tute but did you cut the wood rounds yourself or buy them?

    1. Thanks, Beth! I cut them all myself. My father in law left his chop saw in our garage for a while and I gathered a big pile of fallen limbs and would just go out and cut some here and there whenever I had a few extra minutes.