Miscellany

Birch Bark & Roses Vases

By  Diane Flowers  for  Dow Chemical Co.

size: 9"x15"

  • Birch Bark Roses Vases

Materials

  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam: three 5" cubes, one 4"x4"x2" block
  • Birch Bark Flats, eight pieces (Naturalforestproducts.com)
  • Artificial twisted green vines, two 24" lengths
  • Artificial or live flowers: pink roses: 3 light, 2 dark; 2 bunch rose pink cornflowers; 1 pink ranunculus; ivy stems
  • Reindeer moss

Tools

  • Floral shears
  • Floral pins
  • Low-temp glue gun and sticks

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, pencil
  • 1. Hot glue 2"x4"x4" block onto top of one 5" cube. Glue two remaining 5" cubes together.
  • 2. Trim birch bark flats to 10"x5" to cover sides of stacked 5" cubes. Cut additional birch bark strips to 5"x7" to cover sides of shorter cube.
  • 3. Position vines on top of each of bark vase and secure with floral pins and low-temp glue. Loop vines around tops, leaving space between loops for inserting flowers.
  • 4. Trim all flower stems to 2" and insert into tops of vases between vine loops. Hot glue stems.
  • 5. Arrange and glue ivy stems, leaves, and moss onto uncovered areas between flowers.