There’s something about the shape of clear test tubes that just begs for a DIY…. so today I want to share a fun test tube vase project with you. This one is unique in that it is mounted to the wall – making it perfect for anyone who lives in a small apartment or doesn’t have very much surface area to display plants or flowers.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own test tube vase set:
- 3 clear glass test tubes
- 1/2″ thick wood, size 12×12″
- 3 pieces of leather, size 2×4″
- 8 thumbtacks
- Washi tape or painters tape
- Acrylic craft paint
- E6000 glue (optional)
- 10″ wire
Begin by taping off a stripe of wood using the washi tape (or painters tape). It should be about 3 inches wide. Mix up the perfect paint color and apply it to the wood. Be sure to get the edges of the wood too. Let it dry for an hour or two.
Next, wrap a piece of leather tightly around the test tube. Carefully remove it, keeping the ends of the leather together so the tube will ultimately fit snugly back inside the leather strip. Poke a thumbtack through the leather ends and then try it on the tube again to make sure it still feels tight.
Place the leather with the thumbtack through it on your painted stripe and hammer the thumbtack securely into the wood. Place a thumbtack in the other side of the leather opening and do the same thing. Before hammering the tack in all the way, try the tube in the leather once again to make sure it still fits.