DIY: Wooden stem vase

Minimalism meets Mother Nature. Here’s how to create your own
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A simple, wooden stem vase is a stylish way to combine the organic beauty and texture of wood with the clean lines of modern design. Use a solitary vase to host your favourite seasonal flower or cluster the vases together for an eye-catching statement display. Stick to a single colour theme or wow with a riot of summer colours. 

wooden stem vase

Making your own wooden stem vase is half the fun – and with the right tools, not as difficult as you might think.

Glass test tubes make a clever addition, as seen in this DIY idea on wedding blog, Project Wedding. Here, the vases are used as pretty placeholders but they would look equally at home on a sideboard, dining table or shelf at home.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 x 1 1/4-inch wooden blocks
  • Fine sanding block or sandpaper
  • Wood stain
  • Cloth or sponge brush for staining
  • 15 x 85mm test tubes
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun
  • Power drill
  • Vice clamps and work bench
  • ¼-inch drillbit
  • 5/8-inch drillbit
  • Protective goggles

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