Mitered Wooden Bud Vase
The more building projects I do, the higher my pile of scrap wood gets. Rather than chuck this extra lumber into the trash, I decided to make this easy, modern spring bud vase!
Step 1. Find your scrap wood
I used whatever I had on hand, but most of it was 1×3 common board. I mitered the ends and varied the lengths.
Step 2. Drill holes
The tiny little glasses I bought were just smaller than a 1 1/4 drill bit. I placed one of the longer boards onto a second piece of scrap wood and clamped them both onto the table. I measured where I wanted to drill and used my paddle bit to make hole (s) in my mitered scrap wood.
To sand any rough edges from drilling, I wrapped sand paper around a piece of dowel.
Step 3. Build the Vase
*IF* you’ve made your cuts precisely, the four sides of this mitered vase should come together easily. You maaaaay have to remeasure and recut on occasion. Maybe. I used wood glue and my brad nailer to piece together the vase.
Step 4. Wood Filler and Sand
I went around and quickly filled the nail holes and any gaps with wood filler. It dries pretty fast, and then sand it all smooth.
Step 5. Paint
I’m loving raw wood these days, but I couldn’t resist adding a little color. I painted the edges of my planters with various shades of blue and green. Love. To seal the vases and give the wood a little sheen, I gave it them a couple coats of polycrylic.
I made three bud vases and each is slightly different. One is taller than the glass jars so I used silicon caulk to adhere the bud vases.
Aside from how much I love the colors of these vases, I am SO excited to have my garden back so I can pop in some fresh zinnias or dahlias!