Monday, 27 April 2015

test tube wooden ball vases

test tubes...aren't they just asking for being repurposed into fancy vases...???

oh yes...they do...and they look really great in combination with wood...i sort of liked the idea of using big wooden balls instead of a wooden board...and i am happy that i did so.

...somehow i thought i could make them stand alone, but after a while i realised that my vases needed a problem i still had a few plastic champagne flutes left and their feet are just perfect for this purpose.

i was lucky and found huge wooden balls with holes...i guess they are something like giant wooden the drilling wasn't a big deal, i just had to enlarge the holes.

this project is quick and easy and makes a great centerpiece for your dining table or a beautiful gift for various occasions.

let me show you how to turn test tubes and wooden balls into unique vaes...i hope you do enjoy my tutorial.

this is what you need

- wooden ball

- test tube

- drill and grinding accessory (optional)

- sanding paper

- wood stain paint

- brush

- plastic champagne flute foot

- glue

this is what you have to do

- get your wooden ball and your drill ready

- drill a hole into the ball or enlarge it with your drill

- you can use a grindling tool to enlarge the hole

- keep on drilling or grindling until the test tube fits into the hole

- looks good

- insert the test tube

- remove the tube and sand the wooden ball

- get your paint and brush ready

- paint the ball

- let the wooden ball dry

- get your champagne flute foot ready

- this is what i am talking about

- here it is

- glue the wooden ball onto the champagne flute foot

- like this

- get your test tube ready

- insert the test tube into the hole of the wooden ball

- and here we go

- pour water into tne vases and place your flowers inside

- i used artificial flowers and of course skipped the step with the water pouring

the inspiration for wooden test tube vases comes from here

thank you very much for visiting my regards...silke