It may be the dead of winter, but my heart was made for flowers not snow. So today I am channeling that love and am going to share with you how I made this awesome DIY hexagon vase. If you LOVE hexagons- you will love this hexagon shelf made out of only popsicle sticks. This is definitely one of my favorite projects that I have made recently. It was a fun challenge and I love the finished product. Before we jump into the project I just want to give a huge shoutout to Hobby Lobby for their amazing faux floral options. (Fun fact- I had a faux flower bouquet for prom and plan on using it at my wedding!) These flowers look so real with their intricate shapes and color variety. They are made from felt so have a really soft presence and they were only about 1.5 each! I called that a victory!
For this project you will need: a wooden hexagon tray (Target craft isle), a test tube, a pencil, a drill, sandpaper, paint or stain, paintbrush, and of course flowers (fake or real!)
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Step One: Stand the hexagon tray up on its side. Then place the test tube on the top centered within that section. Using the pencil, trace around it.
Step Two: This is the fun part because it involves power tools! Using the circle outline, drill holes all around it. You really want these holes to be as close as possible and right within the outline so that the test tube will fit snugly. After you have drilled holes all around, the wood in the center should pop out. Sand around the edges with sandpaper.
Step Three: Stain or paint the wooden hexagon. I painted mine but I kind of which I had done a white wash effect. I chose a nice crisp white so that the colorful flowers could be the stars of the show.
Step Four: Insert the test tube into the hole. (You may have to sand it down again after you paint it if it was a super tight fit before.)
That’s all there is to making your own DIY hexagon vase! I love the floating look of the flowers as they are suspended from the top of the hexagon. It definitely looks like a custom built piece. When I was making this project, I kind of felt like Sandra Lee from Semi-Homemade. She was always using store bought things and taking them to the next level in untraditional ways! I hope this post has either inspired you to create your own DIY hexagon vase or at least to see the versatility of items in the store more. No one said that tray had to be a tray, so I turned it into a vase- that is the power of DIY!