floating vase

I just moved into my new apartment and am trying to find some cheap and easy ways to spruce up a few empty walls.  A few weeks ago I posted about Cupcakes and Cashmere’s adorable floating vase idea.  I finally got around to making a few of my own.

That is, with a little help from a friend who owns a lot of power tools; it’s ALL about having the right tools.  If you don’t have these kinds of friends, just buy your wood pre-cut.

After a trip to home depot for some supplies, I cut five pieces about 6″ X 10″.

Look at that saw!

After your pieces are cut, drill four holes.  Two centered on the top, for the wire to hang the vases on the wall, and two where you’d like the lip of our jar to sit.

Paint the wood whatever color you’d like.  I did a very messy white, streaky enough for some of the wood color to peek through.

Wrap steel wire around the lip of the jar a few times and twist it in the back until it’s secure.  Stick the two ends of wire into the holes and twist again until secure.  Clip off any remaining wire.  Do the same through the two holes on the top and leave a loop to hang on the wall.

We have a ton of exposed brick, and the white paint looks so great against the dark brick.

I filled with some fresh flowers for the weekend, but they would look good with dried flowers as well!

My mom kept an extra one – here’s how she styled it.

Happy crafting!


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Two Sarah Lawrence grads armed with their cameras, who have a penchant for making things pretty, following their eyes, following their hearts, even if they aren't always standing on their own two feet.
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