- Skinny twigs from the yard
- Three toilet paper tubes
- Craft glue (Tacky white glue works great)
- Cardboard, 5×5 inch piece
- Yard clippers (to be used by adult or with supervision)
- Gather skinny twigs from your yard. We found ours beneath a maple tree.
- Cut toilet paper tubes to three different lengths. We cut off 1/2 inch, 1 inch & 1 1/2 inches from our tubes.
- Glue tubes together, so that all bottoms of tubes are level. Let dry thoroughly.
- Cut a thin strip of cardboard or a straw (which we used) to the height of each tube. This will be your guide to the lengths of twigs you need.
- Cut twigs to length of your guide, plus some that are a little longer. ( Cutting should be done by supervising adult or older child with supervision) This will give you a more random, rustic look. Keep sizes separated for each tube … this will make it easier once you start gluing. Wipe off twigs with a damp cloth to remove any dirt.
- Starting with the shortest tube, apply glue quite sparingly to a section. Press twigs into place and continue around tube. Let dry for a bit before starting next tube. Do the next two tubes in the same manner.
- For the tops of the “inner parts of tubes”, cut short lengths of twigs to glue and finish off. Let dry.
- The last step is to cut the bottom of your holder. Set the twig holder on top of the 5×5 piece of cardboard. Trace around the entire piece. Cut bottom to a little smaller size than your outline. Glue to bottom of holder.
- You now have a great gift for Dad on Fathers Day and you may even want to make more for other gifts or for yourself!