Introduction: Chic and Rustic Log Vase

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This is a simple rustic vase that i just love.
It's simple and on

Step 1: You Need...

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A nice straight log with a diameter of about 2 " . The length depends on how long you want it
test tubes
drill bit and drill

Step 2: Log

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Cut your log to size...i cut mine to 10"
Sand your log...but don't remove all the bark...the bark gives a nice look.
Flatten one side by cutting 1/4" or less from one side with a jigsaw...or you could cut it off with a knife and sand it
sand it till it's very flat that when you keep it down and push it'll not roll or even move.
Mark you log for the holes.
I marked 2" from either side...eyed the center and nailed it slightly.
then i put a band on both...and marked 2 more holes with nails in the band area...that way they were straight
My drill could take a maximum of 13mm drill bit...the test tube was wider...hmmm
well...i drilled the hole about 3/4" deep...widened it with a rotary sanding band.
If your log is not the same width all around might want to drill a bit more in some holes to make all the tubes the same height.

Step 3: Check for Tight Fit..

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Put your test tube in the holes and see....
mine went lopsided ...What to do???
i put the test tubes in and filled around with wood filler and gently removed the tubes by slowly twisting it.
I didn't want the tubes permanently fixed as i wanted to be able to replace the tubes
when they cracked....( which incidentally i did when i tried to force the tube in to the right height.)
Once you are all happy with the fit...varnish it.

Step 4: Ta Da!

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Insert your test tubes gently and fill it with water and put your favorite flowers are leaves...
nice huh?


786Ayesha (author)2012-05-19

Looks very nice.Great idea!

poofrabbit (author)2012-05-16

Hey congrats on your win in Scoochmaroo Challenge for Mother's Day!!

shazni (author)poofrabbit2012-05-16

Thanks! I've actually given up ever winning something...and bang...something wonderful happens :-)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-05-15

Cute! I love the simplicity of it's look!

shazni (author)Penolopy Bulnick2012-05-15

:-) and you don't have to be a major flower decorator...anything will look nice...just stick em there!

ChrysN (author)2012-05-12

That looks gorgeous, great idea!

shazni (author)ChrysN2012-05-12

Thanks :-)

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