It is no surprise that I love everything with a woodsy, forest theme. I wanted to have some small simple vases for some flowers I picked so I decided to dress up a few mason jars in my kitchen cupboard. All you need for this very quick craft is glass jars of any size of shape, scissors, a glue gun and some large strips of birch bark. Please never remove bark from a living tree . You can often found some fallen on the ground in the woods or you could strip a small piece off a fallen tree as long as no little creatures have already taken lodge there. If you don't have birch trees where you live I have a photograph of birch park that you can download , print and use for your faux birch vase.
All you need to do is cut your birch bark or tear it to size making sure to leave about a one inch overlap. With your glue gun firmly attach the bark rectangle to the jar. Okay so that took about 20 seconds and look your done already.
Now you can use this as a little container for treasures you have collected from your nature walks or you can fill it with water and place a few well chosen wild or not so wild flowers. The most important thing is to have fun creating your own little nature arrangements. Here are a few pictures of a few of mine.
How are you spending the lazy, hazy days of summer?