Are you excited for spring, yet? The temperatures get warmer, the days start getting longer, and color begins to burst through the ground. Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases. They will give you somewhere to display those first violets that pop up in your yard! Then keep reading to see the awesome surprise my friends and I have to finish getting your home spring-ready. See? There are hundreds of reasons to be excited!
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- Small Glass Jars
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Birch Bark Shavings (I got mine at Hobby Lobby but found similar on Amazon)
Clean your jars including removing any labels. For my vases, I used an old baby food jar and a small pizza sauce jar.
- Try to get the label glue off as best as you can but don’t worry if you can’t get it completely off. You will be covering it anyway.
Pull out your birch strips and have them ready to attach to your vases.
Start attaching your birch strips around the bottom of your jar. Do this by adding a line of hot glue and firmly pressing a birch strip to it.
Trim your birch strips so that there is a small overlap.
Secure the birch overlap with a dab of hot glue.
Continue covering your jar by repeating steps 3 through 5 until you have reached the top of your jar.
- Try to line up the birch seams on your vase as you go.
Once you reach the top of your jar you have 2 options for finishing it:
- If there is enough excess on the top birch strip add a second line of glue around the mouth of the jar and press the top of the strip firmly to it.
- Alternatively, if the strip isn’t large enough for that, add an additional strip but trim it down to the top of the jar after gluing.
Repeat steps 2 through 7 for your second jar.
These DIY birch bark bud vases are a super simple and sweet spring décor addition. As you can see, I chose to use fake flowers in mine. They can easily be used for fresh flowers too. When it is time to clean them, add a dab of soap and water to a baby bottle brush and carefully scrub the inside. Next, rinse out your brush and use the damp brush to rinse out the soap from your vase. Avoid getting the wood on the outside wet. Now are you ready to take your spring refresh to the next level? My friends and I are having a $380 spring giveaway to make it easier! Enter below for your chance to win.
Meet the hosts of the Spring Giveaway
Erlene ~ My Pinterventures Shirley ~ Intelligent Domestications Carrie ~ Curly Crafty Mom Kati ~ Houseful of Handmade Amanda ~ The Kolb Corner Megan ~ C’mon Get Crafty Jennifer ~ Ever After in the Woods Roxanne ~ The Honeycomb Home Holly ~ Pink Fortitude Marie ~ DIY Adulation Erin ~ Suburban Simplicity Jenn ~ Loveland Lodge Michelle ~ Our Crafty Mom Donna ~ Two Chicks and A Mom Kim ~ Made In A Day Aleisha & Marie ~ Inspiration Vault Amy ~ My Life From Home Chelsea ~ The Johnsons Plus Dog Jeannee ~ Shepherds and Chardonnay Lynn ~ Back to the South Emily ~ Two Purple Couches
Spring Giveaway Rules:
To enter, use the form below and follow the eligibility rules.
- Open worldwide, except where prohibited
- Giveaway ends March 18, 2017 at 9 PM PST
- Must be 18 years or older to enter
- One winner will WIN $380 Paypal Cash
- Winner has 48 hours to respond to notification email before alternate winner is chosen
- Find full giveaway details HERE
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.