This simple building project only requires a few tools, a couple hours and any variation in size and color you can imagine! Framed in a wood box, delicate mini vases hang at varying lengths to display real or fake flowers. Hang it from a wall for a permanent piece of artwork that changes with the season depending on your fillings, use it as a centrepiece that is just as beautiful from every angle or always keep it on your countertop to happily greet you every time you pass it! The possibilities for display are endless and the steps to build it are the same whether you make it to house 1 or 10 vases.
- ¼ x 3-4 ft oak board //
- table saw //
- wood glue //
- drill //
- twine //
- 3-6 small vases //
- scissors //
- level //
- Paint or stain //
1. First you need to collect some small vases. So many options would work here but after I searched many stores, I decided on simple salt and pepper shakers. They were just the size I was looking for and the screw threads were going to be perfect for holding on to my twine. At Target they were $1.99 for a pair.
2. Now get your wood board cut it in to four pieces. I chose my frame to be 23×14 inches and I just had the nice men at Home Depot cut mine for me before I left so having your own table saw isn’t totally necessary.3. I thought this size of frame would fit 5 of my glass shakers perfectly so I figured out the spacing. Finding the middle at 11.5 inches, I made a mark and then measured out 5.75 inches in both directions, made a mark and did that same thing one more time.
4. Next, I used a drill to make a hole on each of my 5 marks.5. Now, using your wood glue, apply a line to the edge of one of your long pieces and stick a short piece onto it. I used a level standing up next to it to support it as well as make sure I was getting my frame perfectly straight. Do the same on the other end of your long bottom piece and set the other short side.
6. Apply wood glue along the top of your short sides and set the other long piece atop them. Use a cloth to clean up the excess wood glue and then set something with some weight to it on the top corners. Allow your glue to dry for about 8 hours.7. After you’ve waited for the glue to dry, your frame is ready to be painted! I think this frame would look lovely with a warm stain but I just can’t stay away from color and I have a special weakness for turquoise so turquoise it became!
8. While waiting for your paint/stain to dry, prepare your vases for hanging.
9. Cut pieces of twine about 2 feet long and tie it around the neck of your vases. I wrapped my twine around the neck about one and a half times and then tucked it around itself 3 times so that the remaining twine hanged exactly across from the other end of twine.
10.Use a little bit of tape and wrap it around the ends of your twine so that all the fraying can be kept together and the twine can be easily threaded through your holes. Then, adjusting the length until you find the right location for your vases to be, wrap the twine around and under itself to create a knot that will keep your vases in place. Cut the left over twine off.
Fill your vases with fresh flowers and use a pitcher to partially fill each with water. Hang on a wall or set on any flat surface and admire your handiwork as well as some beautiful flowers!