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Happy DIY tutorial: make your own vase holder

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As you have already read in a blog post by Jinske, being creative calms your head . Especially if meditation is not immediately for you, a DIY project can be the outcome. That's why here's another great blog post from Jinske aka iMakin. With this DIY you can also make a beautiful object for your home where you can store your spring flowers or... very hip dried flowers!

Flowers in the house always make me happy. In a bunch of flowers there are always flowers that have finished blooming faster than others. It would be a shame to immediately throw away the entire bunch, but half a bunch of flowers also look so scanty. You can enjoy the long-blooming flowers for a while longer in this beautiful wooden vase holder.


  • spruce batten (80 x 5 x 1.6 cm)
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • crosscut saw
  • miter box
  • speed drill (17 mm)
  • fine grit sandpaper
  • all purpose glue or wood glue
  • 5 glass test tubes (ø16 mm x 150 mm)

Step 1

Lay the wooden slat flat on the table and make a mark with the pencil at 26 cm, 52 cm and 66 cm. You now have two pieces of 26 cm and two pieces of 14 cm.

Step 2

Place the lath in the miter box and saw the lath in miter (at an angle of 45 degrees). Note that the corner slopes inward. So for example: the top of the slat remains 26 cm and the bottom becomes 23 cm.

Step 3

Take one of the 26 cm slats. Now measure at the top where the holes for the glass tubes should be. From the edge that is at 3 cm, 8 cm, 13 cm, 18 cm and 23 cm. Also indicate the center at 2.5 cm for these points.

Step 4

Drill a hole at all five points with the speed drill. Make sure you keep the drill upright.

Step 5

Sand all slats neatly smooth.

Step 6

Apply some glue to all ends of the slats. Press the parts together to form a rectangular frame. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly while continuing to press the slats. You can also use glue clamps for this.

Step 7

Place the test tubes in the holder. Fill the test tubes with water and put flowers in them.

This vase holder is not only nice for fresh flowers, but you can also use it to style dried flowers.

  • This DIY project is from my book ' Do it yourself! '
  • Find more DIY inspiration here at Happlify

Author - Jinske Verpalen van imakin DIY design
Do It Yourself but more modern, tougher and more stubborn! Jinske translates the latest lifestyle trends into feasible DIY projects. Her mission is to inspire you to get creative (more often) and to show that DIY is not difficult, but above all a lot of fun. Bee you will find the best all-in-one DIY packages that you can easily get started with. Do it yourself, it will make you happy!

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