DIY Birch Vases & Some Exciting BHG News!

Happy Monday Friends!

The BIGGEST thank you to all of you who gave your support last week

during Better Homes & Gardens Makeover Madness!

Even though I didn’t win,

you ALL made me feel like a winner:).

And the fact that I made it through to the Final Four


was able to take the trip to BHG Headquarters

was right up there with the best experiences of my life!

With that being said I have some EXCITING news!!!

On April 16th {Wednesday}

 Myself, Jenn, Karrianne & Diane from Makeover Madness

are teaming up with Better Homes & Gardens to bring you

a makeover linky party.

We each will share our tutorials

along with the linky party for all of you to share your projects.

Here is the exciting part-

it will also be featured on BHG’s Style Spotters!

From there each of us will pick our favorites

& share them the following week on April 23.

These 5 chosen makeovers will also be posted to Style Spotters that same day!!!

Isn’t this exciting?!!!!

Be sure to come back on Wednesday to link up:).


Today I am sharing an easy & quick tutorial for

DIY Birch Vases.

These are perfect for Spring & Summer decorating & entertaining.

And plus they are also a great up-cycling project,

which who doesn’t love that:)!

DIY Birch Flower Vase-City Farmhouse

DIY Birch Flower Vases City Farmhouse

Cute right?

So this is what you will need…

DIY Birch Flower Vases-What you need {City Farmhouse}

1. Birch Bark

I found mine on Etsy.

2. Twine

3. Tin Cans

4.Glue Gun & Sticks

5. Wood Burning Pen {optional}

DIY Birch Flower Vases-Wrap Around & Glue {City Farmhouse}

I found tin cans that fit the height pretty good.

I then took a birch strip & wrapped it around, gluing at the beginning and end.

DIY Birch Flower Vases- Wrap with Twine {City Farmhouse}

Twine adds a rustic touch, so I just wrap & tie.

I usually just eye it & cut off a good length. I like when it looks layered.

DIY Birch Flower Vases-Perfect for WEdding or Special Event-Burn Heart With Initals {city farmhouse}

I loved this part, it was so fun!!!

First I used a pencil & drew out a heart & initials.

I took my wood burning pen

& with the point bit I traced over it.

Going slowly a few times over.  DIY Birch Flower Vases-Wood Burning Pen & Heart Etching City Farmhouse These would be so perfect for the rustic-country outdoor weddings

I have planned for ALL of my nieces:).

DIY Birch Flower Vases-Simple-Rustic-Easy Tutorial {City Farmhouse}

 DIY Birch Flower Vases-Easy Spring Project-City Farmhouse

DIY Birch Flower Vases- Wedding Idea-Heart With Initals-City Farmhouse

DIY Birch Flower Vases-Rustic Entertaining-City Farmhouse

DIY Birch Flower Vases- Easy & Simple Rustic Table Idea _City Farmhouse

DIY Birch Flower Vases- Easy Entertaining Ideas-City Farmhouse

DIY Birch Flower Vases- Rustic Table Ideas for Spring & Summer

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  1. Jen, I am sorry that you did not win. Both you and KariAnne deserve a great big “E” for
    effort and style. You are both my favorite blogs. Thank you for inspiring me to make my
    house a home. May God Bless you and your family. 🙂

    1. Thank you Suzie! Wow, what a nice compliment to start my Monday:). That really means so much! Have a wonderful day!! Jen

    1. Thank you Laura! It was an amazing experience, so for that I felt like I already won:). Have a great day, Jen

  2. You are so talented, I love these. I think I want to make one for my hubby for our Anniversary…. but I don’t have a wood burning pen, where did you get yours?
    How exciting about the Better Homes and Gardens Link Party.

    1. Hi Emily! I got mine from Micheals, def use your coupon:). Great idea for the anniversary! Cant wait to see what you link up tomorrow!! Jen

  3. I don’t have birch bark but Martha Stewart had a project for fall (few years ago) giving us faux birch bark to print out. If I can’t afford the real stuff I’ll print that out and fake it. Guess my old brain remembers things for a reason. Would love to have real birch bark tho and burn our initials, thanks for the link. Great post as always. I’m really surprised you didn’t win the BHG contest. Love your project.

  4. LOVE those vases! And I think your made over dresser is amazing! Exciting news about the linky party too! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  5. I love your birch bark vases. Your added touch with the heart and initials is so sweet. What a great idea. I am so sorry you didn’t win the bhg makeover madness. I thought for sure you were the winner. Your bar cart project turned out perfect as well as every project you tackle. You are always so inspiring!! And remember dreams do come true.
    Julie@ Love My Simple Home

  6. Sorry you didn’t win, but at least you know that you made a beautiful piece!! I love the birch bark vases!! Pinned 🙂

  7. Oh darn, I thought you would win the contest!, but you are a winner any ole way because
    because you are you. A real gem!
    The birch bark vase is ideal for my picnic brunch table-scape – so outdoorsy. Thanks.

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