diy faux birch bud vases

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

to make these you will need
patching filler or wall compound
cardboard from toilet roll
brush (i used a sponge one too)
tooth pick

cut the cardboard from the toilet roll or kitchen roll to the size you want.
then take the filler (wall compound) and with a putty knive cover the outside with it, this part is where you get the tree effect, so don't be neat with it,
 take s tooth pick or something sharp and run it around the cardboard to make ridges, i then used it to draw a heart.
wait for it to dry then paint it, i used whites, creams, grey and black to create the silver birch look.
take a small paintbrush, and with some black paint, fill in the lines you made, then with white paint (watered down) i dabbed it over the top)
then you can put a shot Glass or egg cup in side and use as a bud vase.

i got inspired by Lucy at craftberry bush, check out her tutorial, she made some lanterns
go here to see her post


sisters of the wild west


  1. WOW!!!
    what's a great idea!!!
    i must to do this!!!
    have a nice day!

  2. Aimee, I thought you had actually used birch!
    These look fantastic!

  3. Aimee, I thought you had actually used birch!
    These look fantastic!

  4. Wow these look really good, who would know that they are from a toilet paper roll. So Pretty

  5. Aww Aimee...they turned out great ! thank yo so much for sharing with your readers and thank you so much for dropping by our party...I'm so happy you came...xo

  6. So beautiful Aimee, it's an amazing idea!Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Love Craft

  7. Very nice repurpose idea!
    Really turned out cute!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. Love this idea!! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

  9. Really lovely effect! Pinning this idea. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

  10. What a creative project!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you link up again this week. The party will be live tonight.

    And don't forget to "like" my Facebook page if you haven't already.

    Thanks, Nichi

  11. these are beyond gorgeous! so talented to have created these! they'd be perfect for a shower my friend is having! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  12. These are just too sweet! I need to find some nice thick Aspen branches here in COlorado and make a few of these for myself:) Thanks for linking up at Get Schooled Saturday.

  13. These faux birch bud vases look great! I love using tp rolls for crafts and I love the look of the birch wood. Thanks for sharing!


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