DIY florist

This ar­range­ment is as much about the rus­tic con­tainer as it is about the flow­ers.

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Make a bark vase for win­ter blooms

A BIT OF FOR­AG­ING com­bined with some imag­i­na­tive up­cy­cling turns an old yo­ghurt tub into this gor­geous rus­tic pot!

First, har­vest the bark from a naturally fallen tree – or an es­tab­lished tree in your gar­den if it has bark that can eas­ily be peeled off. This is birch bark, which is soft and pli­able. Give your plas­tic con­tainer a good wash and dry and, us­ing a glue gun, slowly glue the strips of bark around the con­tainer, start­ing from the bot­tom and work­ing your way up. Make sure you fold over and glue down the bark at the top of the tub so wa­ter doesn’t get be­tween bark and plas­tic when you wa­ter your plants. You can leave some bark ends unglued so they curl to give a more nat­u­ral look too.

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