Sticks gathered during a nature walk decorate a woodsy vase that even young children can make in minutes.
Break or snip sticks to about an inch longer than the jar.
Put two rubber bands around the jar, one inch from the top and bottom. Now begin tucking the sticks under both rubber bands, placing them as close as possible to each other.
Once the jar is surrounded with sticks, slide the rubber bands together at the jar's middle and cover them with a decorative bow.
Glue on a few pinecones, then fill the vase with flowers. For campers uninterested in flower arrangements, this vessel also makes a fine pencil holder.