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Project

Bark-Wrapped Flowerpots

Introduction

Create a rustic, richly textured presentation by planting moss or placing a vase of lush flowers in terra-cotta pots adorned with tree bark. Thin, malleable bark (we used birch) works best.

Materials

  • Tree bark
  • Floral  shears
  • Hot glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Collect bark that's been shed from trees, or purchase it online.

  2. Step 2

    Break bark into 3- to 4-inch pieces, creating jagged edges. Using floral shears, cut bark into thin strips for the raised rim of the pot.

  3. Step 3

    Apply hot glue generously to the bark, and press the bark onto the pot, starting with the area just below the raised rim; hold in place about 10 seconds. Continue adding bark, slightly overlapping the pieces. Glue the smaller strips to the raised rim, including the top edge and just inside the rim.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 2006

Reviews (5)

  • 3 Jun, 2010

    What is the deal with that Purina ad on the first page? I click on it to "close" it and get it again and again. I can't even read the whole paragraph of instructions!!!

  • 3 Jun, 2010

    Nice effect. And ksapeta, I think the instructions state that:
    "Collect bark that's been shed from trees, or purchase it online."

  • 3 Jun, 2010

    Nice effect. And ksapeta, I think the instructions state that:
    "Collect bark that's been shed from trees, or purchase it online."

  • 3 Jun, 2010

    A lot of hot glues melt. If you have this outside in hot weather the bark may slide off.

  • 3 Jun, 2010

    MARTHA
    I made these years ago when I lived in the Adirondacks. Make sure you tell your users NOT to use Live Bark; use bark from fallen trees, or bark that has fallen off. Stripping bark off of trees can kill them !