Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bud Vase Holder DIY - Perfect First Build

Hey Everyone!  So glad you stopped by today....I'm sharing something that's a little bit crafty, with a little bit of my "builder" side showing.  

What do you think of this cute little bud vase holder?  It's great as a centerpiece, on a side table, or on a shelf.  The size makes it pretty versatile, and of course you can use real flowers or faux!
The best part is, if you are wanting to try your hand at building a little something, this is a perfect beginner build project.

You'll need some simple tools and supplies:
  • 1X4" pine board (buy the shortest piece, which I think is 6-foot)
  • a tape measure
  • a saw to cut the board (at Dollar Tree they had small hand saws!)
  • wood glue
  • 3 oil/vinegar bottles from Dollar Tree (or 3 matching bottles about 8-1/2" tall)
  • drill
  • 1-1/4" hole cutting saw that fits your drill
  • 150 grit sandpaper
  • hammer & finish nails or brad nailer
  • paint or stain, your choice (it doesn't take much)

Now, don't get scared about the power tool! That drill is lightweight but still powerful enough to use the hole-cutting drill bit. (You'll need that to cut the holes.) 

Cut your wood:
2 pieces will be 12 inches long each for the base and top.
2 pieces will be 6-1/2 inches long each for the sides.

Now take one of your longer pieces, and mark the center of the board, which is 6-inches, and also mark the middle of the board, which is 1-3/4 inches, and mark that with a X.  That's where the center hole will be cut!

The other 2 holes will be marked at 3-1/4 inches from each end, plus that 1-3/4 inches for the middle.

That's your top board done, and now the rest is pretty simple!
  • Using the sandpaper, sand any rough edges and around the holes
  • Paint or stain your pieces
  • Assemble the bottom with the sides, using the wood glue, one side at a time
  • Hammer 3 finish nails into each end (or use a brad nailer)
Wow, you are nearly done! Wasn't that easy?
  • Insert your bottles (angle the bottom outward to get the neck of the bottle through the hole)
  • Add your favorite flowers! And I won't tell if you use faux, because that's mostly what is in my house all the time. 
You've just completed your first build!  You can show it off and say, "Hey, I made this!"

Did you enjoy this post?  I'm combining my blog with my new business, Brushed Up Furniture & More, so you'll see even more easy builds like this one, as well as lots of furniture makeovers to inspire you to pick up your paintbrush!
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