Recycled "Wood" Vase

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This faux wood vase begins with a Styrofoam stuffed recycled Yoo-hoo drink box. Learn how to create the wood grain and finish your vase.
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November 10, 2010

A floral arrangement box with a wooden appearance.

Approximate Time: 1-2 hours (with drying time)

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Choose your box and cut off lid all the way around.

  2. Cut Styrofoam to fit down inside box.

  3. Apply a light coat of spray glue adhesive to box.

  4. Wrap the box with cheese cloth (you do not have to wait for this to dry before applying paint).
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  5. Start applying your brown paint over the cheese cloth.

  6. Allow brown paint to sit for about 5 minutes.

  7. Begin making your black lines to simulate real bark, then use the lighter colored paints as well to create your bark look.

  8. Let sit for a few minutes and then spray with light coat of adhesive spray.

  9. Let dry before adding raffia bow and flowers. (Put a fan in front of project to help speed dry time.)

    By Dawn from Huffman, TX

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    November 10, 20100 found this helpful

    At my house I would also need to put some weight in the bottom, or the kids running around would blow it right over! It is cute, and I love to recycle!

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