Each time I take a walk in nature, I notice so many lovely little flowers, leaves and twigs that never make it into a bouquet at the florist, yet given a proper little place to appreciate them, they can add so much beauty and aliveness to our living spaces.
These little hanging vases may be the one of the easiest do it yourself projects I have ever done. There are many fun ways to use them – sneak in one or two to brighten up a nook or cranny, or compose an entire wall of botanical discoveries.
Here’s how they are made, and it take less than a minute to make one. I ordered a set of 16x150mm test tubes from Amazon.com. Because of my tendency to break things, I got the clear plastic ones instead of glass ones. Cut some clear fishing line into 12″ long pieces, and use hot glue to attach each piece of fishing line onto a test tube, making sure the two end tips are lined up evenly across the top rim of the tube. Put a tiny little nail into the wall where you want the vase. And now you can step outside to gather some treasures!
Depending on the type of flowers in them, these vases only need to be filled once or twice a week. Clean them with a test tube brush once in a while, that’s all the maintenance needed.
Have a day filled with flowers and see you soon!