November 21, 2011

A Stick And A Jar Of Sauce Meet In A Bar

Okay not really. I thought it would make a good joke, but I've got nothing. So anyway, about a month or so ago while out on a drive with Chris, I told him that I needed sticks. He was like for what? I said a project. So we hopped out of the car and began gathering up sticks from around trees and from dead trees (no live trees were harmed in this process, I think). Chris gathered the majority of the sticks because I didn't want to get attacked by anything creepy. We had to look a bit weird hanging out in the trees, but I had a goal. Ideally we would have trees in our yard that we could have stripped but we don't so we had to hit the streets.

Once all of the sticks were gathered we headed home and the sticks sat in our garage for a month. That is until we had spaghetti for dinner. Chris had no earthly idea of what spaghetti had to do with anything and by this point he had completely forgotten about the sticks in the garage. What do spaghetti and sticks have in common? Nothing. What do spaghetti sauce and sticks have in common? The jar. Still don't get it? Okay, let me give it to you this way; what do you get when you combine a spaghetti sauce jar with sticks? A stick vase suckas!!! It was obvious to me all along. Well not really. First my oh so crafty blog buddy Brandi completed a beautiful stick vase and then I saw this in Target for $19.99:
I was thinking seriously! $19.99 for some fake sticks and twine! Thank goodness I was enlightened. So I gathered my sticks and the empty jar:
and got to work. First I cut all of the sticks to size using the miter saw. Then I began to hot glue them to the jar:
I then added some twine to fill out the look and voila!! It was done.

 I think it looks pretty good. And all this cost me was a yummy spaghetti dinner.


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Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

Same thing I think, I'm not paying for a twig face lol:) I love it!

Comeca Jones said...

Very cute Tatum how did you get the edges to come out so neatly?

Anonymous said...

That is a fantastic idea!!
Totally adorable. You did a great job.

Emily said...

That looks great!!!

Jen said...

What a great DIY! I love it! Thanks for sharing and thanks for commenting on my blog. Michael's has a big sale going on, scrapbook paper should still be 6 for $1!

Brandi said...

Beautiful Tatum! I love how clean and straight your branches are! And of course I cracked up at the title of the post!!

Tatum @ Many Moments Of Me said...

Thank you everyone!

Jen, thanks for the Michael's tip!

Janna Renee said...

I have been saving glass jars to re-purpose and this is EXACTLY the kind of DIY I want to try!


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