I know I made a small vase like this a week or two ago. I loved it so much I had visions of more, I just wasn't sure how or what containers to use.
Then I remembered Cori had received a lava lamp for Christmas and we'd saved the container it came in. I really wasn't sure it would be balanced but I really wanted to try it.
Last week the girls and I collected sticks so late last night I stayed up and gave it whirl. It was challenging. It is incredibly hard to find long straight sticks. They all seem to have a curve or bend to them, which makes getting the whole stick to attach to the container nearly impossible. I did a little filling in with some smaller broken sticks. I don't think you can tell unless you were really looking for it. Also, looking closely you can see more hot glue than on the small one. I had to use a lot.
Regardless, I really love the way it turned out. It looks really great in my cabin-like home. It fits in well with all the furs, animals and what not. I may even make some of these for outside come summer. If I can find the right kind of container to recycle, I may put them on either side of the door.
If you make one, I'd love to see it. Please share.
*Edit- Sandy brought to my attention that I didn't mention I covered the lava lamp box first. She suggested using burlap which I think is a great idea. I used the thin cardboard that comes in the box between new dishes. I got some for Christmas and they worked perfectly!
**Edit- My step-mom came by and had a look. When I complained about some showing hot glue she said it looks like/ reminds her of tree sap. Love her! :)
*I'm linking this project up with Ramblings of a Crazy Woman- We Made it- Friday Showcase. There are always great ideas shared there. Go check it out!
**I'm also linking up to The Magic Onions- Friday's Nature Table. It's a naturally beautiful list of people sharing there. It's worth a look.