Thursday, February 24, 2011

Craft Idea for the Home

While wondering the mall one day we stopped in at Z Galleries to look around, when we came across this...







I fell in love with the Vase. They had all shapes and sizes and as we were looking at them I got an idea. Why don't we just make one! I mean they were just glass bowl with wood chips covering them. 
We then began the task of creating one.


What you'll need:
-Small branches
-Wood glue
-Vase
-Brown spray paint-non-slick paint
-plastic ornament

1. We first went to the mountains, picked up a couple of dead tree limbs and brought them home to be cut into 1 inch thick chips.

2. After they were cut we got a regular glass vase and sanded it down. Note: We sanded it down so that when we glued on the wood chips there would be texture to form to, instead of just sliding off the glass.

3. Use wood glue to glue on the wood chips: Note: This is the most fun trying to get the chips to fit its like a puzzle.
4. To make the glass look more uniform we spray painted the inside brown with a non-slick paint.

5. Sand plastic ornaments and glue on chips {same as before} 

Enjoy your new organic vases, hope you'll stop by and say hello!








Our looks is little more woodsy, but hey we saved $139 






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41 comments:

McKay said...

So talented! Now you just need to build the chair they come with..

Robin L Greenslade said...

Beautiful! One of my friends LOVES Z Gallerie and owns a ton of their stuff. I love all the cool ideas, and I think making them yourself is the coolest idea of all. I enjoy handmade/homemade/from the heart gifts.

the momma-kana said...

great great job! That was so clever to think about it doing it yourself

Tina said...

Oh my goodness, that looks so great!!! I actually LOVE it! Too bad we don't have mountains around here to go pick some sticks... You are so creative and talented! Wow!!!

marcia said...

They are beautiful makes me want to make some for myself.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Oh, I think I'll just run up to a maintain and pick up some sticks for a vase. LOL. Seriously, very cool!

Yanet of 3 SKBs

by night said...

I just love this! what an amazing idea! certainly worth all the work

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Great knock off! Your vase looks great! I just shared a project on my blog using cut up branches, too. How funny! Its amazing the craft supplies that nature provides for us. ;)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very stylish and rustic! LOVE this project! You said you sliced them into one inch thick pieces but some seem thinner. I will just have to try this before I move away from this mountaintop, it just looks too cool! Could mod podging tissue paper to the outside of the vase also help the hot glue adhere, I wonder? GREAT JOB!!

Shelby&BrandonOsmond said...

Thank you for comments and for visiting my blog.

Ann some are thinner because we had to eyeball 1 inch so some turned out thinner. We were going to sand them down but we actually liked the different look. And I don't know about mod podging never thought of that but that would be a great idea!

and yes I'm so grateful for nature!

Lucy Designs said...

this looks great... what a good idea!

Stephanie @ Home said...

wow! Love your version of the vase! It really came out great, very creative :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is seriously such a cool idea!!!!! How innovative. looks great! :)

PS: Today is the last day to enter my first ever giveaway on my blog, and I'd love if you'd stop by and enter! Check it out: http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

Sachiko said...

Thank you for visiting my link party. I love the vase, it is so unique!

Jenny Alama said...

Look at you being all crafty! I always dream of doing things like this, but never do them. Way to actually do it!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Really -- I love yours!!! :) Amazing!!

the cape on the corner said...

wow-that is amazing! good for you for diying this!

Karen Tapahe said...

That looks absolutely wonderful! It's funny how you can do a simple alteration like that and give a vase or bowl a completely different look. I'm going to have to try something like this some time.

radn said...

wow, you are talented! Neat idea!

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Sue said...

How cool is this? I am in awe of your resourcefulness here.

=)

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

How wonderful.

Teresa said...

Such a cute idea!

Christina said...

ooooh nice job!!! Great knock-off :)

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Judie said...

How very clever!!!

Brandi said...

Wow what a neat idea! You did a really awesome job!

WanderingJewel said...

Great job! Love it!
Saw this project on http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/

Larissa said...

Saw this on Kojo Designs...I LOVE it. Way to do a great knock off.

Just Another Day in Paradise

Megan said...

very pretty. how did you put the limbs?

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

ashley morgan said...

Love it! I've used branch cuttings for a couple of different things, but not this. How clever.

Amber Branconier said...

this is so beautiful! i love the look of cut branches for almost anything but haven't thought about this one!
abranconier.blogspot.com

Gabby said...

So smart and it looks fantastic! Found you at Miss Mustard Seed!

Gabby
The Late, Young Family

Jingle said...

precious.

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Those are beautiful! Fabulous idea! Thanks so much for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party! Always nice to see a new face.

Lisa H. said...

I love puzzles and figuring out where to put the wood circles sounds like fun!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

i think a white glaze/spray paint (lightly) is going to do the trick to make it less woodsy. also, notice the top of the store bought vase: the top bits are flat. this gives it a 'pro finish' that is also easy to replicated.
try it.

overall, i think your vase is FANTASTIC! AND very inspirational indeed. you did a great job in your own right.

come link it up with us at our weekly link parties, if you wish. it's links rather than pictures at this stage, but that's to change back to pix soon again.

1 Funky Woman said...

I love this. I love bringing the outside in and this is a perfect and fun way to do so! I just found your blog through Be Colorful and I linked up too!

Hope you can stop on by and see my "Picture Wall"

New follower now! Can't wait to read more about you and your creative side! Cute baby boy by the way!

Megan

Jenny said...

Hi Shelby, I'm visiting you from your link on Alphabe-Thursday's letter "W".

I'm so glad to see you participating, especially with something as wonderfully creative as this craft. I'm going to send your link to my daughter...she loves all natural decor items, too, and we are always shocked at the sticker price.

Clever you finding a way to make it yourself.

If you link to A-T again, if you an put a link back on your post, it allows people visit more easily.

Thank you!

A+

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This project is super fab and I'm completely inspired. Thanks for the great blog and crafty goodness.

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Really lovely & such a great savings! Would love to feature this at the next Craftastic Monday party if you could add the party button or a link back to it:)

Becolorful said...

Totally cool and unusual. I like the textural and organic element this would bring to a room.
Pam
Thanks for linking it up to BeColorful

Bella@Bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com said...

Oh yeah, I totally LOVE this. I have seen things like this, and always say I want to try that. You did a great job!!

I'm going to FEATURE this on my facebook page, and girl I would LOVE if you came by, and linked up to my party.

Hugs,
Bella :)**AMAZE ME AUGUST** @ Bella Before and After