Vases -seems too fancy a word to describe these, but they do hold water! They could be called containers because they can be used to "contain" things other than greenery and flowers, not sure what though.
The twigs can be trimmed to any size you want, I've left mine pretty long, about 9-inches, and I might trim them later, haven't decided yet, but what I have decided is I like them - a lot!
I went into the back yard and picked up branches that fell in the last wind storm we had, then trimmed off the little twigs with garden snips...I love that this is basically a FREE project! I left any moss I found on the twigs, it makes them more interesting.
Plastic food containers, because that's what I had but you could use empty food cans or even milk cartons - whatever you want. All you need to make three of these rustic wood vases is an hour of time...plus some plastic containers, a glue gun, glue sticks, and a little twine.
Our Thanksgiving table is going to be a bit rustic this year...it's just family so I'm not bringing out the finery...it will be more downhome...at least that's the plan and I think these containers will be perfect on the table.
For now they are filled with greenery (free) from the yard - when you live in the Northwest there is greenery everywhere. I will probably add some flowers for T-day...if I remember!