I have been drooling over those expensive stick bundles (willow bundles) that you see in all the stores lately. Well, not actually drooling on all of them. That would be gross. But I have been wishing that I could have one (or two) in my house. But the ones I was looking at the other day were between $25 & $35. YIKES! Not happening!
So, of course, I had to try and make my own.
What do you think? So easy and only $4.00!
A couple of tin cans that I spray painted brown (of course). That's so that if a bit of the can shows through the final product, you won't really be able to tell. Then I put some plaster of paris in the bottom of each can for weight. You could use anything you wanted to give them some weight. But I wanted to make sure that whatever was in mine didn't spill out when my little hooligans knock them over. :-)
Then hot glue a piece of floral foam into the can right on top of the hardened plaster.
And start sticking in your sticks. My stick-grass stuff came in a big bundle from Joanne for $4.00 (50% off!).
And hot gluing the sticks around the outside of the can. Don't worry if a bit of the can shows through because you painted the can brown, remember?
A little rustic twine to finish off the bottom.
Wrap it around a few times.
Then tie another piece of twine right above the top of the can.