Here is how my Test Tube Bud Vase turned out!
This took me literally 30 minutes or so to make! And the best part… All you need is a drill!
The biggest question I had when I first started planning this was where I would find the test tubes. I found my test tubes on Amazon here. I bought 10 for under $10 and I had free shipping. I LOVE Amazon. It is always so easy and the shipping is always very fast! I actually received mine the day after I ordered… Woohoo!
For my wood I used an 8-foot 2×6″ board from Lowe’s. I cut mine 44″ long. You can also have the guys at Lowe’s or HD cut it for you for free! The board was under $4 and you can make 2 of them out of 1 board.
I first marked my board 2″ from the side. Then, I put a mark every 5″ from that point. So, I had 9 marks on my board where I will put the holes.
I decided I wanted to shanty my board up a bit, so I hit it with a hammer a bunch.
To drill your holes, you will need a spade bit. I found mine at Lowe’s. I used this 13/16″ spade bit.
Just put it in your drill and you are ready to go! I put a hole on every mark, and I made sure to go down about the same depth on each one.
Now the fun part…
I am LOVING Rust-Oleum Kona Ultimate Wood Stain! So pretty!
My final step was picking up a few fresh flowers from the grocery store and filling the tubes with a little bit of water!
Now… How easy is that?!
Let’s do the math here…
$10 for test tubes
$4 for my wood
$14 for supplies… Yup! That is my kind of project! Want to see what I made with the extra test tube?? I will be sharing that soon!
For now… Here are a few more pictures!
Hope you love it!
Not a fresh flower kind person… No sweat! Just skip the water and use some artificial ones!