Tuesday, January 23, 2018

DIY Birch Vases From Tin Cans

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by today.  So I've shared quite a few simple and cheap projects on the blog before, but I'm honestly not sure anything beats this one! 

When I was transitioning my decor from Christmas to winter (which you can read about here) I was searching everywhere for some decently priced birch candles or vases. But I was so shocked to see how much they were going for!

We all know what a cheapskate I am so $30 for one of these guys wasn't going to happen for me.  However while I was on Amazon I noticed this stuff and my wheels started turning...

I wasn't sure if my idea would turn out, but since it was only a little over $3 a roll I decided to give it a shot and you guys--I am SO glad that I did!!

This is seriously one of the easiest tutorials ever. You ready??!

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    I decided to use my dipped copper cans that I made a couple of months ago because I was too lazy to clean some more.  But any old can will work!

    I taped the end of the birch paper to the can with a small piece of tape and made sure to keep it as flush as possible to the bottom. You can also use hot glue but you know...lazy haha.

    I pulled it around the can and then cut it off and taped it down before doing the same thing with a second piece.

    I overlapped the second piece so that it hung over the top of the can by about half an inch.

    To hide the seam where the two pieces met I taped a piece of twine to the back and then wrapped it around 4 times.

    I finished them up by cutting one more piece of twine to wrap around and tied a bow.

    I decided to put them on my DIY mini shelves with some hydrangeas and they winterized that area perfectly.

    The hubby said that he thought these were real birch logs when he first noticed them.

    To me they still kind of look like paper wrapped around a tin can but that's probably only because I know that's all it really is.

    You could also do the same thing with some dollar store pillar candles which would look pretty cool too! 

    Okay my friends that's a wrap for today.  But don't worry, I'll be back this Thursday with my talented friends for the Thrift Store Décor Upcycle Challenge.  We took November and December off so I'm excited to get back to it.  See you all then!

    Linking up to these awesome parties!


    1. I love, love, love this idea and will be ordering the birch paper soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

      1. Thank you Sandra! I am so glad that I inspired you to try it, you're going to love how easy they are :)

    2. They look gorgeous! I have recently make faux birch logs with paint... I wish I could have this birch paper! I am visiting you through Creative circle link party :)


      1. That sounds interesting I would love to try doing it with paint, I bet that turned out pretty cool!

    3. These definitely look like real birch logs to me, too! I love this idea, pinning it now. Thank you for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty linky.

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