Mother Earth Living


Try This: Vivified Vase

Here's how to create this stunning wood chip vase.



Turn a leftover can or vase into an eye-catching piece of eco-décor.
Photo by Susan Wasinger
Using branches of different sizes will add some variety to your finished piece.
Photo by Susan Wasinger
Start at the bottom of the pot or can and work your way up. Dab glue on both the wood slice and the pot's surface to ensure a good bond.
Photo by Susan Wasinger
Using shears, cut branches into slices about 1/2-inch thick. You will need slices in a variety of diameters to cover the surface completely.
Photo by Susan Wasinger
When using an aluminum can or glass as your base, rough up the surface with coarse sandpaper to ensure the glue will adhere.
Photo by Susan Wasinger
Always dry-fit each piece in place first to ensure that it will fit nicely with the other pieces. Fit tiny slices into small, awkward spaces.
Photo by Susan Wasinger
Cutting wood into slices lets its beauty and character show.
Photo by Susan Wasinger
If you enjoy this project, check out contributor Susan Wasinger's book, Eco-Craft (Lark Books, 2009).
Photo by Susan Wasinger

















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