Salt Cedar Vase

I love the beach.  I love digging my toes into the sand, splashing in the waves, hunting seashells with my kids, salt-cedarchasing seagulls…  I love the sound of the ocean and could listen to waves crashing for hours.  Reality check: I live in land locked Utah.  *sigh*  To make up for lack of proximity to my favorite vacation destination I have been adding some beach-themed decor to my house so I can enjoy it every day.  A girl can dream, right?

I am still working on the paint job in our main floor half bath, so I’ll have to reveal the whole makeover soon, but here is the first element.

I took a simple square glass vase, wrapped some sheer fabric around it and secured it with hot glue.  Then I wrapped twine around it, using a dab of hot glue on the backside of the vase after every wrap to hold it in place, and tied a simple knot to finish it off.

I found these branches and they reminded me so much of the twigs and grasses that grow in the salty ocean air… no wonder, because they are called Salt Cedar!  A couple of bunches (5 to be exact) of those placed in the vase=perfect!

Can’t wait to show you the whole bathroom makeover!