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make some of these pretty wooden vases for your plants or flowers. i love the look of these!


what you’ ll need:

• 40 craft sticks
• 4 square dowels (3/16×3/16”), each 6 ½” long
• acrylic paint: white and teal
• water for diluting paint
• sharp scissors or jigsaw
• blue tape if using jigsaw
• sponge brush
• sandpaper
• rectangular glass vase (6”long x 4”wide x 6”high) available at JoAnn • fabrics
• measuring stick


how to make them:

• Cut craft sticks into these lengths: 18: 3” long, 20: 4 ¾” long, 2: 2 ¼” long

• If you’re using the jigsaw to cut the sticks, you can bundle them in stacks of 9 or 10, mark the length with blue tape, and cut through the whole stack at once.  If you’re using scissors, measure, mark and cut each stick individually.

• Line up two of the 6 ½” wood dowels so that they are about 2 ¾” apart and attach nine of the 3” sticks.  Glue the top and bottom sticks first to keep dowels aligned.

• Repeat with second pair of dowels and group of nine 3” sticks so that you have two sides.

• Connect the two sides with nine 4 ¾” sticks.  Again, glue the top and bottom sticks first to hold structure in place.  Repeat on opposite side.


• On the top of the vase, glue two 4 ¾” sticks on two sides and then glue the two 2 ¼” sticks underneath them by reaching in through bottom of structure.

• Sand corners by hand or with a hand sander to even out the rough edges.

• Paint a gradient from white to teal by adding increasing amounts of teal to the white.  Top of vase is 100% white and bottom is 100% teal.  Dilute the paint slightly with water so that it is more transparent and the wood grain remains visible.


• Slide vase over the glass vessel and fill with water and foliage.


project by: bramble workshop for designlovefest
photos by: brittany wood
more DIY projects here


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    Mama Leone says:

    Awesome idea! Love the cooolors! Thanks for sharing l def will do that!

    Cuero&Mør says:

    Sweet!! Love the color you chose and how easy it is!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    This is super cute. What a fun project! Thanks for sharing.

    I love this! It reminds me of the popsicle stick jewelry boxes I made a kid but all grown up and way more chic.

    maggie says:

    Oh my God, I LOVE THIS. Doing it this weekend, for sure!

    Kelly Brito says:

    This is absolutely adorable! Can’t wait to try this. I’ll have to hold myself to make no more than 2-3 of these. =D

    Love everything about this project… ombre, indoor plant, diy vase/pot – you are totally speaking my language – thanks for sharing this fab idea :)!!. Tina

    Taylor says:

    I love this craft! so fun!


    WOOOW! Awesome! Love this idea and ombre colors! Super pretty 🙂

    Wendy says:

    Stop it! These are amazing! I love how you gave new life to such ordinary objects — so inspiring. Thank you!

    Iquo says:

    These are gorgeous! So bright and fun! I love em!



    sarah says:

    cute and easy – I’ll be trying this.

    Kait says:

    These are so pretty and simple!! Def going to be making a few for myself and as gifts.

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    Montse says:

    Muy bonito, un jarrón muy original y poco visto. Un diez!

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    Vanessa Ward says:

    HI, I love this idea.how do u measures the vase to the sticks pot…

    Gifts says:

    Lovely wooden vase, I am loving it.

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