Introduction: Portable Flower Power
Want a quick way to spice up your vehicle on long hauls?
How about a natural alternative to a harsh chemical scent?
Missing home and need a reminder?
Clip this little accessory to your car vent to solve all of the above
Step 1: Supplies
- Safety glasses
- Torch and flint striker
- Fine-tooth file
- Rotary tool with disc, sander and grinder bit
Step 2: Glass Working
The glass tube was much longer than needed, but this is what the file is for
File a small dent into the tube and break it against a sharp corner
The clothespin serves to hold the tube in the flame, prevent it from burning you
Use the torch to anneal the side and remove the sharp edges
Flip it around and heat the other side till it closes up
This makes it into a narrow test tube or a flower vase
Step 3: Wood Working
Modify the clothespin by increasing the jaw size and a hole for the glass tube
Barrel sander to smooth everything up
Small grinder bit to plunge into the wooden pin for the glass tube
Work slowly with the grinder to widen the hole till the tube barely fits in it
Adding a dab of hot glue helps if the hole is too loose