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DIY glass greenery art in a flask



it’s best to use what you’ve got a lot of,

and in my case it happens to be…



We planted some 10 months ago and it’s still growing.


This time last year my folks were driving through the sugarcane

to visit us for the first time.



they drove through the cane

to visit us for the very first time in our new home.

I’m beyond excited.


We’ve been counting down the sleeps for ages.

I can’t wait to show them all the things they’ve inspired in our new home.



I made an ode to our bamboo,

while I was “zhushing” for their visit,

it’s a quick 5 min DIY and you can make it too!

{Using what you have at hand in your garden.}


How to make Glass Greenery Art

You will need:

Round flasks

Bamboo off cuts, (or whatever you have at hand)






Fill the flask with water.

Cut the bamboo so it is the same height as your vase, then push into the water.

Use a chopstick or similar to push the leaves around the vase so it looks pretty.

And voila!

Glass greenery art in 5 mins.

Using what you have in your garden.


You could also try ferns, or any type of fine leafed greenery you have at hand.

Why not try some flowers, perhaps a mass of rose buds?



I couldn’t decide,

if they’d see it in my kitchen,

or near my latest rounds,

or near my Print called Pat’s Palm

(That was inspired by my dad’s brother)


But I decided…

This is where they’ll see it,

next to my DIY Macrame.



I can’t wait to see them,

and hug them tight.

And show them all the memories we’ve made.

And what everything really looks like,

in real life.


We’ll be sitting at our table out the back,

looking at the bamboo,

toasting with cheese and biscuits,

and a sip of wine,

and thinking,

won’t it be good when that bamboo

grows into a wall of green?


talking about friends and family and wonderful times.


And I’ll be thinking…

I can make this glass greenery art for years to come,

and it will always remind me of the day,

my folks came to see our home for the very first time.


Ever made something with bamboo or what you have in the garden?

Do you “zhoosh” when visitors come?



Happy weekend guys,

{Hug those special people tight this weekend x}


Live with Love,



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15 responses to “DIY glass greenery art in a flask”

  1. Chris says:

    Love this, simple but so effective! You are amazing in your creativity. Looking forward to having a go at this. Have a great weekend with your special visitors, hugs all round. Love C xoxo

    • Sarah says:

      I’m so glad to have inspired you to have a go at this, I think it will be all kinds of awesome.
      We had a beautiful weekend, thank you lovely. x

  2. You are so clever – you always make something out of what to others, would seem like nothing! “Zhooshing” is totally a thing, it’s just that until now, it was a thing I didn’t know how to spell, so thanks for that! Enjoy the special time with your folks, I have a feeling when they see your house, it’s going to be love at first sight!
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    • Sarah says:

      It’s a hard one to spell, I had to look it up.
      We had such a great weekend, thank you, x lunching and hanging, just magic, and you were right they loved it. x

  3. Clever and pretty, you really are the whole package 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #HIT xx

    • Sarah says:

      Too kind lovely lady, we’ve had so much fun this weekend, lots of people commented on these, we even bought a few of these round flasks as presents for family to make their own. x

  4. Grace says:

    I am always in awe with your talent for creating beautiful pieces out of the most simple things. True inspiration x
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Grace, I hope this inspires you to add a bit of green or flowers even in your home, it’s so simple to do.

  5. Ashlea says:

    Love the grass greenery – you are so creative! I love bringing te outdoors in! x

  6. I have just the flask! I can’t wait to get home to do this.
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  8. These look great so elegant and simple but the perfect punch of greenery 🙂
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