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.
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
- Glue gun
- Power drill
- Vice clamps and work bench
- ¼-inch drillbit
- 5/8-inch drillbit
- Protective goggles
For full step-by-step instructions, head to projectwedding.com.