Recycled "Wood" Vase

A floral arrangement box with a wooden appearance.

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


  • yoo-hoo box (or similar)
  • Styrofoam or floral foam
  • cheese cloth
  • brown acrylic paint
  • black acrylic paint
  • white, tan, or cream acrylic paint
  • sponge/paint brushes

  • spray glue adhesive
  • raffia/twine
  • flowers
  • moss


  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).

  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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