A cute and minimalistic wood vase to compliment any decor style. This DIY Test tube vase is so simple and easy to make with minimum tools. I made this DIY as a part of my 2022’s gift idea list to help you make handmade gifts for the holiday season.
MATERIALS & TOOLS USED:
- 2×4 framing wood (scrap)
- Test tube
- Miter saw
- Orbital sander
- 80 grit & 220 grit sandpaper
- Clear Polyacrylic Sealer
- Paint of your choice
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Video tutorial for this DIY project is at 3.22 in below video.
DIY Test Tube Vase
- Pick a 2×4 framing wood and sand the sides with 80 grit sand paper to smoothen the rough sides and uneven edges.
2. Mark 30 degree angled house slopes. The house slopes doesn’t have to be symmetrical. Chop off those angles with a miter saw.
Then, do a straight cut at 3-1/2 inch away from the house top. Now you have a house shaped block.
3. Clamp it secure to a table or a vise.
4. Make a pilot hole on the center of the longer slope. Then pick a spade bit with the same diameter as the test tube you bought and drill into the wood deep enough to hold the test tube. Make sure that you are drilling straight down and not in an angle.
5. Sand all the sides to make them smooth and round.
6. Paint anything you want on that wood house block to personalize it. I painted little doors on them and finished with a clear polyacrylic sealer.
7. Now, add a test tube and a colorful plant in it.
You can either add fake plants or use them for propagating house plants. Either way, it will make a wonderful gift or unique table décor for your home
If you are interested in making wall mounted test tube planter, check out this DIY below.